I took these pictures out the window of the shuttle as we drove through the park.
Our destination was to hike the Riverwalk and into the Narrows. The first trail follows alongside the Virgin River.
The second trail is hiking IN the river through the ever-narrowing slot canyon.
Maidenhair fern lines the walls. Brilliant yellow prothonotary warblers flitted from bank to bank.
The cool water is clear and mostly shallow. As the canyon narrows, the current increases.
Here is a shot our son took further up the canyon when he was there a month ahead of us.
We did not hike all that far in the water. This was partially because we were carrying all kinds of electronics on ourselves--How else are you going to take pictures?-- and B's trekking pole was barely wet when it snapped in two. Dang! We needed it. The smooth, slippery rocks have a way of rolling under foot. And did I mention it was already mid-afternoon and quite hot? We are quite glad we did it, in our own limited way.