The SW trip – day 5
This day was way short on photography. Mostly because I was still feeling a bit queasy from the altitude sickness. I was pretty much spaced out as we headed East across Utah on Hwy 21. I remember watching some pretty scenery go by, but didn’t feel much like stopping for photo shoots.
I did manage this shot of Wheeler Peak (13,063’/3982m) as we started down the mountain that morning and one more shot of those fantastic aspens…
Approaching Bryce Canyon clear to Escalante there was too much traffic for very many stops.
I missed most of the red rock scenery on this section. We had a hard time finding a place to stop for the night. I had been hoping for a shower and a real bed… but all the inns were full. Hard to believe the mobs of tourists. Even huge busloads full of them. We eventually found a campground in Escalante that had really nice showers, but slept in the van that night.
Just the other day, Eric presented me with these Aspen leaves. He had picked some of the brighter colored ones for me to make up for feeling so sick while we were at Great Basin. Sadly the leaves lost their color on the trip home, but the gesture more than made up for it.
Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.
― Charles Dickens,