Our national parks offer incredible scenery, well-marked trails & great park rangers. Ergo you’re less likely to get lost and left for dead while exploring. The bad news; others have discovered this! Want to avoid the crowds & get a little solitude! Go in the offseason.
I just returned from Arches, Canyonlands & Capital Reef. Had the parks to myself. BAM.
Cold? Nope! I was mountain biking in a tee shirt last week (55 degrees)! Typically you see bluebird days with highs in the upper 30s.
Enough talk, let’s fire up some pics. The Delicate Arch pictured below (Inside Arches Nat Park/absent the usual mob scene). Having some snow on the ground improves the photog!
Snow or not, Arches National Park has lots of great stuff waiting to be explored. How about the Mobius Arch viewed thru the South Window? Pic gallery from my recent trip!
Want to get a feel for how the sun actually rises to light the underside of the Arch? Timelapse to the rescue!
Two vacationing park rangers from Zion National Park and I share the sunrise over Dead Horse Point (Canyonlands). No one else in sight!
I know you want more time-lapse. I’m on it!
Here’s the view if you’re dumb enough to stick around at night. I shot this with a full moon providing backlighting and a gelled flashlight to create some color inside. I know, I’m a genius. Speaking of genius, luckily I didn’t get killed doing the 45 min climb out after dark. Brilliant.
No dumbass. I didn’t forget the time-lapse.
Next stop, the East boundary of Capital Reef National Park. Wow. This place looks like the moon.
Ok, you planning your winter trip to Utah? Seriously! What are you waiting for? You’re not getting any younger!
Want more pics before you commit? Check out the images I took last week (click here)!
Still hungry! Ok…more of my stuff from Utah(click here).