November came in like a lamb and left like a lion. Unseasonably warm temperatures spoiled me on several of my trips and when Winter hit I embraced it's beauty. I made two trips into Utah last month and explored some new locations around the Grand Valley.
My campsite next to Molly's Castle in Southern Utah.
Goblin Valley State Park during twlight.
A ghostly cloud floating above the hoodoos on the backside of Goblin Valley.
Last light hitting the hoodoos of Goblin Valley.
Looking south toward the Henry Mountains.
One of the narrowest portions of Little Wild Horse Canyon.
Water and time have done a number on the narrow walls of the slot canyon.
Sullen shapes carved into the canyon walls.
One of the many tight turns in Little Wildhorse Canyon.
A shadow selfie and Miracle Rock near Glade Park.
Hopping into the frame with Miracle Rock and the big cheese.
The Super Moon rising next to Chalk Mountain from the Grand Valley.
A little Grand Valley gold near the foot of the Book Cliffs.
Twilight falls on the Book Cliffs east of Grand Junction.
The first snowfall of the season blankets the slopes of Mt. Garfield.
The muddy basin and ephemeral frozen patterns.
First light hitting the peak of Mt. Garfield.
The red rock formations near my campsite outside of Arches National Park.
A small canyon I hiked into glowing during sunset near Moab.
Enjoying rare solitude at the popular Landscape Arch in Arches National Park the morning after Thanksgiving.
A rogue cloud burst sweeping the Grand Valley and leaving a little snow in it's wake.
A closer view of Independence Monument and the snow falling on the valley.
After the storm passed I moved to the rim of Wedding Canyon and caught a last glimpse of light on the Book Cliffs.
There's many reasons we are what we've become