This ranked at the top of many sunrises in my life. I think the freezing temperatures kept folks away so we had it all to ourselves for a bit. The color and glow reflected off the cliff was insane. I’m still in awe...
Just breathe it all in. Love it all out. (Even when it’s freeeezing 🙄)
Stop thinking that happiness is only achieved once you are at the top. To be truly happy you must smile in the valleys between the climb.
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Cathedral Valley, Capital Reef NP, UT. I arrived at this spot well after dark and had to make my way down into the valley. It was freezing cold, 10F/-12C and the water across the road had frozen over and I was unsure how deep it was or if I could even get through. After traveling all night I wasn’t just going to turn around so I put my car in 4-wheel drive and kept constant speed through these spots. My heart was racing every time because there was no one in the area and I was doing a solo trip. It was a slow 4x4 drive over some rocky, washed out terrain but I finally got to the bottom where the rocks met the sand. I slept in my car that night and got some shots of this spot. The next day I drove through Capital Reef NP, came across more frozen areas blocking the way but still pushed through. When I finally got to the end, about a mile from the highway going towards Goblin Valley, I was welcomed with a river. There was no way around it. After some procrastination, I calculated the risk and decided to just give it a shot. I plowed through the water as it came up to the bottom of my doors, freaking out, I eventually got to the other side and yes, I was screaming with relief.
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