Emerald PoolsPosted: September 7, 2014
I sketched so much this summer that I am still finding things I haven’t posted — like this sketch of the lower Emerald Pool at Zion National Park in Utah. What makes Zion unique among the Utah parks is it’s lushness. When you climb the trail towards the pools, you walk under waterfalls (which I imagine are quite wonderful in the spring but are reduced to no more than a trickle in late summer) and through hanging gardens of moss and ferns. I never made it up to the other pools (that’s what happens when you stop to sketch) but I can see why this is one of the most popular trails in the park.