Tag Archives: Utah

Utah’s National Parks

During this centennial year of our National Parks, numerous advertisements for the five parks in Utah – Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion – appear across multiple media sources. Possibly my favorite parks […]

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Reflections

There are classic images of mountains reflected in water that most landscape photographers hope to photograph during their careers – the Tetons reflected in the beaver ponds at Schwabacker’s Landing and Mount Moran reflected in […]

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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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3 APRIL: KOLOB CANYON OF ZION NATIONAL PARK

I hiked the Taylor Creek trail to Double Arch in the Kolob Canyon section of the park.  Quite a difference from the crowds in the main canyon from the previous day.  I saw two others […]

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