There are a number of photo directories here, and they've been thumbnailed for easy location and viewing. While I took
over 3000 photos on the trip, I've posted a select fraction of them.
During the week between Xmas 2007 and New Year's 2008, I took a tour of a number of parks in the southwest with a friend. She and I packed more into that trip than many would imagine. (We also stayed with friends in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve!)
I was somewhat a pain, in that I kept making her get up before sunrise so we could get the good photos of the emerging light on the natural features. The first day, when it was 13 degrees fahrenheit and 5:00 am, she thought I needed to have my head examined. After seeing the colors explode over the Grand Canyon the first day, she told me "okay, I get it." It was a lot easier after that.
One of the problems of packing so much into such a short time is that we couldn't always get the right light for photos. On later trips I revisited Goblin Valley and the Antelope Slot Canyons and got better shots. Still, seeing these places in the winter was something I'd never done before. It was amazing. There were FAR fewer people, and the snow added a beauty I hadn't even imagined.
|12/26/2007, Wednesday||Grand Canyon|
|12/27/2007, Thursday||Grand Canyon|
|12/27/2007, Thursday||Little Colorado River Gorge|
|12/27/2007, Thursday||Upper Antelope Slot Canyon|
|12/28/2007, Friday||Monument Valley|
|12/28/2007, Friday||Mexican Hat|
|12/28/2007, Friday||Sand Island Petroglyphs|
|12/28/2007, Friday||Road To Moab|
|12/29/2007, Saturday||Arches National Park|
|12/30/2007, Sunday||Arches National Park|
|12/30/2007, Sunday||Goblin Valley|
|12/31/2007, Monday||Zion National Park|
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