In a love letter my wife many years ago, she wrote, “Nature constantly sends us messages, and if we listen to nature, we can better listen to ourselves.” The meaning is as poignant today as it was then: nature is us and we are nature. Every time we try to control Nature, we are only controlling ourselves; every time we separate ourselves from Nature, we step further away from the wildness inside us. This year at ZAC, we celebrate 15 years trying to live in harmony with Nature, evolving and honing our products and programs to better align with nature’s message. Our new slogan, “Let Nature Be Your Guide,” is a perennial reminder that we can always look to Nature for answers to our most important questions.
One of the ways we are celebrating are 15th Anniversary is a Photo and Video Contest for everyone and anyone to participate in. If you have visited Zion or Southern Utah and have captured images or documented stories you feel speak to the theme, “Let Nature Be Your Guide,” please join the contest and share your work with our community. The contest is free to enter, and you can find complete rules and guidelines on our website.
The contest runs from June 15th to August 15th, giving you plenty of time to get your still or video camera to Zion if you haven’t already. We have some fantastic prizes for the contest winners, including a Three-Day Basic Canyoneering course for two people, Imlay Canyon Gear backpacks, and much more. If you’d like to enter the contest, submit a photo on our Facebook site OR submit a video on our website. Enjoy sorting through your photos to find a winner!