Octobers trip to Utah (part 1)

My good buddy, Dave McDonald and I decided to take a quick photo excursion to part of the southwest this last October. We spent eight days on the road with the soul purpose of photographing and enjoying the beauty of northern Arizona and southern Utah.

We left Arroyo Grande at about 5am on Saturday Oct. 19th 2013, with our destination being Hurricane, Utah. We made a few stops along the way for gas, food and to stretch our legs, but our main objective was to reach Zion National Park before sunset.

The "Watchman", stands over the Virgin River as it runs through Zion National Park

Mission accomplished. We arrived in Hurricane, Utah around 4pm (Mountain time). After checking in to our hotel, we drove to Zion, which was about 25 miles from Hurricane. We did a little exploring and of course took some photos. The colors in the trees were beginning to change with a great contrast to the color in the surrounding landscape. This was a great way to end the day after traveling over 600 miles.