Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May 18, 2010 - Dead Horse Point State Park & Canyonlands National Park (Utah)

For those of you who are wondering just where exactly we are, here is a map of the area and we are in Dead Horse Point (red square) right now and will go to Moab after.

Matt started out his day with a sunrise shoot of Dead Horse Point and the Colorado river below.  The weather is chilly with our high only reaching into the high 50's and partly cloudy.

What a beautiful view at sunrise.  
I have to look at the photos as I'm very unlikely to make the actual shoot.  
Sunset is more my style or as Matt tells his dad, that I need training to get up and fix his coffee at 5 in the morning before he goes...  Hope he's not holding his breath...

And another beautiful view...

Since Dead Horse Point State Park is right next to Canyonlands National Park, we decided to drive over there for the day.  We hiked the 1/2 mile to Mesa Arch and took several photos there.  We continued and drove all through the park stopping at all the major viewpoints along the way.  We tried to have a picnic at one of the overview points, but it was too chilly so we ended up eating our picnic lunch in the front seat of the truck so we were out of the cold wind.

Here we are in front of Mesa Arch.  
What a gorgeous view (and huge drop as I happened to look over the edge).

Another view of the dramatic scenery. 

As soon as we got back to the RV, it started raining and thundering so we decided that the warmest (and safest) thing to do is to hang out until the weather improves.  It did improve in time for us to go for a sunset shot at Dead Horse Point.

Sunset over the Colorado River

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