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12 APRIL: SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS

Due to the weather system moving into northern Colorado, I choose to travel south to Mesa Verde NP.  The trip took me through the San Juan Mountains via US 550 and some good April snow […]

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10-11 APRIL: BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON NATIONAL PARK

One of the systems newest and least visited NPs, Black Canyon preserves a unique canyon – deeper than it is wide.  This makes photography difficult from the rim with much of the canyon in deep […]

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10-11 APRIL: COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT

Colorado NM is just over the Utah/Colorado border near the towns of Fruita and Grand Junction.  This is a photographer’s paradise with incredible cliff formations and wildlife.  Immediately upon entering the park, I photographed a […]

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10 APRIL: DEAD HORSE STATE PARK

Dead Horse SP is just outside the entrance to Canyonlands Island in the Sky.  This is a great morning location after a sunrise shoot at Mesa Arch.  Dead Horse overlooks a wide view of the […]

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7-9 APRIL: ARCHES NATIONAL PARK

My plan for Arches was to photograph previously visited locations from different perspectives and to visit some new locations.  The first afternoon I hiked to Delicate Arch for sunset…perhaps the park’s most iconic location.  Of […]

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6-7 APRIL/10 APRIL: CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK

I spent the night in Canyonlands Needles district.  I woke to a full moon to the west and envisioned an image with the moon setting over the needles basking in sunrise light.  Unfortunately, when I […]

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7 APRIL: ON THE ROAD: WILSON ARCH

Wilson Arch is literally just above the road about 25 miles south of Moab UT on US191.  After a 150’ scramble up the slickrock, I hoped to be able to frame the La Sal mountains […]

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4-6 APRIL: CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK

Capitol Reef is one of my favorite NPs and is normally less crowded than the more well-known parks.  This trip saw more visitors than I’ve seen on the two previous trips combined – largely due […]

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4 APRIL: SIDE TRIP: LOWER CALF CREEK FALLS IN GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT

After a relatively easy 3 mile hike in, I understood why this is such a popular hike  What a beautiful spot.  Although there were quite a few people hiking, I still managed periods of seclusion […]

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3-4 APRIL: BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Having survived a cold night at Bryce Canyon’s 8000 plus feet, I hoped for a good sunrise.  What I got was a great one.  On previous trips to Bryce (Sep-Oct), the fall sun never rose […]

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