This past weekend we zoomed down to Moab for Saturday and Sunday to take a buddy to Delicate and Mesa Arch. We were on a time crunch and only had time to do Delicate Arch in Arches and Mesa Arch in Canyonlands. These winter days are too short.
We left Ogden at around 9 and got to Arches at around 2pm to start the hike to Delicate. The hike was in clouds so I didn't expect to get any great photos. We even left the Arch before sunset because we for sure thought the clouds would cover it. We were so wrong! Here are some photos from Arches.
After the sunset, we back down into Moab for beers and grub. We didn't stay out too late. We had to wake up early for the Canyonlands NP sunrise trip.
We woke to rain in Moab. Not totally discouraged, we still went to Canyonlands, because we're tough and I was hoping the clouds would disperse and help make a memorable sunrise. It did! The roads were very icy going up to Mesa Arch trailhead.
There were only a couple of photographers lined up at the arch. I already got that photo and opted to hike up along the rim of the canyon for a different angle.