CHECKERBOARD MESA SUMMIT

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Checkerboard Mesa Summit (Zion National Park) -- © 2014 Joe Braun Photography
Looking down to the little drainage that we scrambled up. BUY PHOTO
Checkerboard Mesa Summit (Zion National Park) -- © 2014 Joe Braun Photography
To get to the "bow" viewpoint, return to the north-south saddle and follow the overgrown ledge system under the summit block. BUY PHOTO
Checkerboard Mesa Summit (Zion National Park) -- © 2014 Joe Braun Photography
The wonderful "bow" viewpoint with Checkerboard Mesa's cone of sandstone right beneath us. BUY PHOTO
Checkerboard Mesa Summit (Zion National Park) -- © 2014 Joe Braun Photography
Looking west straight down the Upper East Canyon (Clear Creek). BUY PHOTO
Checkerboard Mesa Summit (Zion National Park) -- © 2014 Joe Braun Photography
I spy with my little eye... three cars far below. BUY PHOTO
Checkerboard Mesa Summit (Zion National Park) -- © 2014 Joe Braun Photography
Carefully follow the ledge system back out, staying safely away from the edge. BUY PHOTO
Checkerboard Mesa Summit (Zion National Park) -- © 2014 Joe Braun Photography
Indiana Jones reads from the old book: "Across the desert and through the mountain to the Canyon of the Crescent Moon..." BUY PHOTO
Checkerboard Mesa Summit (Zion National Park) -- © 2014 Joe Braun Photography
And now it's time to descend back down the obstacle-filled chute. BUY PHOTO
Checkerboard Mesa Summit (Zion National Park) -- © 2014 Joe Braun Photography
And finally back at ground level with Route 9 and the Checkerboard Mesa viewing area close in the distance. BUY PHOTO

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