In 1904 the musician Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh composed regarding the landscape that became Zion nationwide Park: “no time before has this kind of nude hill of rock joined into our minds. There is certainly next to nothing to compare to it. Niagara gets the beauty of power; the Grand Canyon, of immensity; the Yellowstone, of singularity; the Yosemite, of altitude; the ocean, of energy; this great temple, of eternity.” Recalling dunes that are prehistoric vanished seas, Zion seems simultaneously unlimited and ever-eroding.
We asked Ethan Newman, composer of the Zion Mountain Profile within our issue that is latest, to pick passages from their piece for book on line.
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Brian McCray and Kurt Arend laughing following a conversation of whether or not to increase or down on Pitch 4, through the very first ascent of South of Heaven (V 5.8 A4+, 2003), with Ammon McNeely. [Photo] Ammon McNeely
The statement for the West Temple remains in see your face each minute you linger in the city. Its stark, normal lines dare one to dream of fabricating your personal paths within the wilderness, while path names like Gettin’ Western remind you regarding the absurdity.