Government shutdown got you down? Not these guys. Four climbers ascend the route known as Tricks of the Trade in Zion National Park. The route is one of the most difficult climbs in Zion, and follows a crack in Isaac Peak. Issac is a landmark familiar with Zion tourists. Millions of people see the peak every year and know it as part of the Court of the Patriarchs, a series of three peaks bearing biblical names; Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
The last week and a half have been a wild ride. What began as a normal day of canyoneering, nearly turned lethal. If descending the canyon had taken five more minutes, people would have died. I could have been responsible for the loss of three other’s lives, and potentially putting at risk a Search and Rescue team as well. The weight of that responsibility, even though everyone is safe, has been heavy on me.
During a road trip from Utah to California to Oregon, I shot this time lapse video of a full moon rising near Mt. Hood, Oregon. The campsite that night had one of the most incredible views of Mt. Hood, and we happened to be there at a perfect time of year. Enjoy this short time lapse! Northwest Moonrise from Eric Hanson on Vimeo.