The first part of January is usually frigid and dreary in Utah Valley and this year was no exception. I had a chance to meet some people in Arches National Park near Moab about a possible photo shoot so David and I drove down for the day to discuss it. with them Nothing beneficial resulted from the meeting but it gave us a chance to drive around the park and take a few winter pictures.


It was frigid and sunny.

Arches in winter

There was enough snow to make hiking uncomfortable and cold enough that we really didn’t want to get too far from the vehicle.

Park Avenue Peak

Park Avenue panorama

Turret Arch

Still it was good to see the sun — at least for one short winter day.