Valley of Fire

Sunday was an open day for us and we spent most of the time hiking Valley of Fire state park. I just love this place. And October is a perfect time to climb and explore the various mountains and formations. Temperatures stayed around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Not too hot.

I’ll post some of the shots once I have returned home and processed them. I am using a netbook for image backup and it is not a platform to edit RAW photos. However, I did do a quick pass on one of the photos. I was able to get the camera on autopilot and snap a shot.

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We were hoping to hike Bryce canyon on our next open day. Until I read the weather forecast:

A STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN AND IMPACT UTAH AND SOUTHWEST WYOMING BEGINNING LATE TONIGHT AND LASTING THROUGH THE WEEK. A COLD FRONT WILL ENTER NORTHERN UTAH LATE MONDAY NIGHT AND PUSH SOUTHEAST ACROSS SOUTHERN UTAH BY LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON. A PERIOD OF INTENSE PRECIPITATION CAN BE EXPECTED BEHIND THE COLD FRONT…WITH SNOW LEVELS LOWERING TO THE VALLEY FLOORS ACROSS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL UTAH.

Yes. Snow and below freezing temperatures. In the photo above, you can see our hiking clothes. I don’t think we packed well for hiking in Utah. Oh well. Next time.

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