|Hollow logs are more than just dead wood.|
|Reach inside for a nice surprise. Or not.|
Same goes for Datura Root. The bitter flowers exist in real life, in somewhat larger clusters of green leaves and white flowers.
|Don't eat those white flowers...|
|..or you'll be more than woozy.|
Next up is a cheat. The closest thing I could find to Zion Fishing Lodge is the modern Zion Lodge, a rebuilt (and surprisingly classy) wooden hostelry that incidentally does a great bison burger.
|The real-life Zion Lodge.|
I assume there are real fishing lodges elsewhere in the park - with fewer roads to navigate by and less time to do it in, my orientation IRL wasn't as good as my main-game Fallout tour.
|Safe haven if you deepsix the mantises.|
|Truth is more fantastic.|
|Uncollapsed, a great drive.|
Driving through it is an amazing experience, with holes every few hundred metres letting in sunlight from the canyon.
|Narrow by name...|
|Just add water|
Carved out by a specific combo of silt and water flow, this scene is the start of a nine mile overnight hike IRL. Finding Daniel the first time you play the DLC is almost as challenging.
|Them's big rocks.|
|Best of all, no radiation.|
I don't know if this pic (the NPC is Lynne Chang of Orchid Vines) is of the same boulders in the game here, but it gives you a taste.
Moving on, the peaks on the right are the Patriarchs, three mountains visible from the Patriarch's Campground. They're called Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and yes, basically everything in Zion National Park has a religious theme.
|One of a thousand views|
|Feet of clay|
My photo on the left, however, isn't the same place... just another part of the park's amazing scenery.
To sign off, here's a clip of the real Patriarchs taken from a shuttle.
If you're new to this blog, the full Fallout: New Vegas tour starts here.