The last bus stop in Zion National Park is at mouth of the canyon. From there, visitors can hike a little ways and find themselves on a crowded beach at the base of the “Narrows.”
We'd planned on approaching this beach from the other direction, at the end of the day rather than first thing in the morning. But weather intervened and our epic traverse was downgraded to an out-and-back. And so there we stood amongst the hovering crowds at the edge of the (cold) waters. We took a few startling steps...
...and kept on walking.