Zion and Zen

Posted by on Dec 13, 2010 in Photos, St. George | 10 Comments

Sometimes nothing but the quiet and solitude of Zen can calm nerves and settle a rattled mind:

zen trail

Zion and Zen

Sun, dirt, and far off horizons. A meditative state:

zen trail

A view to think on.

Zion and Zen. With friends:

saint george singletrack


Blackbrush. Slickrock. And wheels to follow:

saint george singletrack

…and going.

The winter desert, still colorful:

barrel roll trail


And warm. For now, at least:

saint george singletrack


Small spaces:

the zen trail


And speed:

saint george mountain biking


A lowland labyrinth of the physical and metaphysical:

zen saint george


Exhaustion and elation. It had been far too long since any of us felt the heat and the sunshine. Tasted the dust. Or scraped pedals on the soft, flowing slickrock:

saint george zen trail

And Roll.

saint george biking


White knuckles. Tired legs. Red, dirty grins:

mountain biking saint george

Hold tight.

barrel roll trail

Don't crash.

A return to Zion and Zen cannot come soon enough:

saint george utah

Come again soon.


  1. Keith
    December 13, 2010

    I already want to go back. Great trip and photos. Thanks Adam.

  2. Jeff K
    December 13, 2010

    Did I miss Camp Lynda? 😉

    • Grizzly Adam
      December 13, 2010


  3. Dave
    December 13, 2010

    Nice! I could use a heavy dose of Zen right now.

  4. evilbanks
    December 13, 2010

    great pics man………..

  5. Heather
    December 13, 2010

    Adam your pictures are so stunning! It is so fun to see them, because my eyes were glued to the trail the whole time. I didn’t get to look around and see all the beautiful colors. Thanks for stopping to take these! I hope you don’t mind if I put one on my blog? Quite the talent you have

    • Grizzly Adam
      December 13, 2010

      Thanks! And feel free to repost them all you want.

  6. Gayle
    December 14, 2010

    beautiful scenery. fantastic photos.
    You should have said, “Smile”!… because I don’t look like I’m having fun and I was so happy to be on my bike!
    Thanx for sharing!

  7. Erica
    December 14, 2010

    I’m so sad I missed camp KC. It looks like an amazing time was had by all.

    • Grizzly Adam
      December 14, 2010

      KC deserves mad props for organizing the ride.

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