Ranger Kathryn's Arches

March 20, 2012

What does winter’s last day look like?

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During a break in the storm, mid-morning clouds dapple the desert near Buck Canyon.

Monday was the last day of winter, and a lingering Pacific storm brought meteorological extravagance to our park. I happened to be out in it, happened to have my camera, and happen to believe that Canyonlands’ beauty peaks during wild weather. See what you think.

Candlestick Tower (L) and Baby Half Dome (R) under a falling sky

Mists sweep into -- and out of -- the canyon depths. This phenomenon happens only infrequently and it is remarkable to watch.

March 7, 2010

Mists engulf The Windows

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At the Garden of Eden; winter mists

As I drove northward to my next duty assignment, I spied a heavy blanket of mists swirling through and around The Windows. Putting pedal to the metal, I bee-lined it with my camera un-pouched and ready. The Windows section is our most surreal neighborhood in the park even in sunny weather, but I invite you to see what happens when winter rainstorms and humidity swirl through. Click on any photo to enlarge.

Drink water! Even in March! Ranger Kathryn demonstrates.

Rainbow, 5 pm, over my house

Turret Arch from Balanced Rock, in winter mists

Ham Rock

Garden of Eden; midday 3/7/10

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