Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hot and Cold

I've been in Arches National Park for the last few days. After leaving Bryce and Kodachrome Basin, I decided to skip the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. I wasn't ready to having winter weather.

Ironically, this morning, I woke to cold, windy and overcast skies. As there was no visible sunrise, I turned off my alarm, rolled over and slept for a few more hours. It's amazing how much easier it is to get out of bed on a cold day when you're in a warm room as opposed being bundled up in a sleeping bag to a cold tent!

I'm now sitting in Moab's wonderful Red Rock Bakery checking the weather forecast. Looks like a snow storm is predicted to move through the area. Too bad I don't have my four season tent with me!

Hopefully, some of the snow sticks to the red rocks and the clouds move off. What a sunrise that'll make!

Here's another shot from my time in Joshua National Park. It was taken in the middle of the Fortynine Palms oasis.
The oasis is very soothing after a very hot hike through the desert mountains. If you find yourself in Joshua, don't forget to visit this beautiful oasis.

1 comment:

Gaelyn said...

Stay warm Russ.
Love Joshua Tree NP. Mayb there after Death Valley.