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Bryce Canyon camping

Bryce Canyon National Park | Camping Trip 2020

Camping is one of my favorite pastimes. Since leaving Colorado over 12 years ago I haven’t been camping once. Come to think about it, I bet it’s been almost 14 years since the last time I went camping. It’s not that I lost interest, it’s just that it was an activity that just didn’t fit into my life for the past decade or so. I’m so glad to have rediscovered it and am able to share the experience with Feiya and Dana. The seeds for this trip were planted one year ago when we visited Cedar Breaks National Monument just outside of Cedar City, Utah. While exploring this beautiful area we stumbled upon a campground located in a high meadow full of wildflowers. We walked the campsite loop and saw several empty sites that had spectacular views. We were excited thinking we could be sleeping under the stars in anyone of these sites. And it was a busy holiday weekend to boot! I camped regularly in the Mountains of Colorado in the 12 years I lived there. In my early 20’s camping was more or less finding a secluded spot on a backcountry access road and set up a tent, …

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Capitol Reef National Park and Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument We took a much needed break from the Vegas heat and the 2020 nonsense over the 4th of July weekend. We rented a SUV for a song and drove to Central Utah and stayed in a rented cabin for 3 days. It was like opening the decompression valves to full. All three of us were very happy for the short escape. We reserved the cabin and rental car last month. That’s when we decided that there was no better way to practice social distancing than Utah. I looked at it as a social distancing vacation from well, social distancing. Utah has been pretty laxed on pandemic requirements. When we were there you could tell who the tourists were and who the locals were by the mask or the absence of a mask. I’m not a fan of wearing a mask, but I had to ask myself– Why not? Right now there is no other known way to prevent the spread. Yes, wearing masks is arguably causes more harm than good. I believe that wearing a mask for short periods of time throughout the day as you weave in and out of public places will cause …

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Back Country Adventure | Brian Head, Utah

Feiya had a 3 day weekend from school, so we took a little trip to Brian Head. We were hoping to catch some color in the leaves, but were too late. The area proved to be beautiful nonetheless. The spiny white aspens sauntered like ghosts against the spotless blue sky. I’ve wanted to go on a back country OHV tour since we staid in Page, AZ last spring. The hotel we staid at had a off road tour company next door. I talked the guy about it and it sounded awesome. I was concerned to take Feiya, however. She can get car sick at times. It can be tough going on some the twisty turny roads we take on our adventures. We get through it by taking breaks and taking it slow. Anyway, a timed rental could be an issue if we get a few miles from the base and she get’s sick. So, I’ve been reluctant to try it. Until this past weekend. She loved every minute of it! We put her up front and made sure she had plenty of layers on. It was a little brisk, 50-60’s. It was a wonderful time. Neither Dana nor Feiya had …

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Brian Head Resort | Brian Head, Utah

A quick weekend to Cedar City, Utah provided tons of photographic opportunities. A much needed break from the Vegas heat and just to take some time and breath a little. I had visited Cedar City early last year to shoot a hotel. It was a just a day trip. I really liked the to town and had always wanted to return. We took that opportunity when a free weekend came up and went for it. It was an awesome weekend. We reserved one day for a drive to Brian Head Resort. It was a perfect day. We rode the ski lift to the top of the mountain and was able to hike around a bit. The views were incredible with the summering ski area in the foreground and the brilliant red mountains in the background. There was even a Frisbee golf course on top!