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February 20, 2008

CO-UT Trip, Feb 2008 (Day 7)

Filed under: CO-UT Trip Feb2008 — Mike U @ 11:50 pm

The last day in Moab area  Due to the expected snow coming across the southwestern part of the country, I decided to cut the duration of my time in Moab short a day.  It was not until I got one last early morning shoot in, though.  I shot the highly photographed Dead Horse Point State Park area.  Despite no sunrise with clouds from the approaching storm, the light was still pretty good, and the overcast actually prevented harsh shadows.  The rather dark grey-blue overcast also provided a different "feel".  I thought some of the images came out well, even the red color.  What a beautiful area.  I finally left Moab around 10:30 a.m. and set off northeast towards Rifle, CO then north along Colorado Highway 13.  The entire stretch of this highway was dry… despite the fact that 15 to 25" of snowpack exist almost the entire drive!  Craig, CO definitely had quite a bit of snow on the ground with some very large drifts.  I did stop briefly near Hamilton, CO to photograph a little bit when the filtered sunshine cast a nice light and shadows on the snow cover.  I arrived in Rawlins, WY about 6:30 p.m.  Tomorrow’s plan is to drive east on I-80 to either North Platte or Kearney, a solid 6 to 6.5hr drive.  Friday’s drive will also be about the same, as I hope to arrive in Lawrence, KS by late afternoon ~4pm or so.

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