Winter in Moab

This has been an unusual winter in Moab, with much more snowfall than usual, and colder temperatures as well. It has given us the opportunity to get some spectacular winter shots of snow on the red rocks of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Some sections of the Colorado River were completely frozen over, making for some really beautiful images of the red canyon walls reflecting in the ice. There were also frozen waterfalls to photograph as well as smaller ice patterns along the edges of creeks and in the desert potholes in the slickrock. Temperatures are now warming back up into the high 40’s and 50’s, though we can get some storms even as late as March or April. The snow won’t last long then if it snows, so you’ve got to be ready to go as soon as the storm breaks to get good snow on the rocks then. All this moisture should make for a great spring wildflower bloom.

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