(2014-November 10-15) Southeastern Utah.
I set up my tent and camped high up on a cliff drainage and the temperature dropped drastically. Must've been in the teens that night. The thermometer on the Tahoe had said 30 degrees or so earlier. Woke the next morning and headed out to Professor Creek near Moab. Hiked into Professor Creek in through to the narrows and back in a few hours and set up another camp near the Colorado River at Potash. The next morning I headed up to the "Island in the Sky" section of Canyonlands National Park and got some great shots of Buck and White Canyons with a few "selfies" as well. Drove back to the Moab area and took Highway 128 to Onion Road. Hiked up the Onion Creek Canyon Narrows and out again in a few hours.
I then shot over to the Colorado River near Fisher Towers and captured a decent sunset shot. Camped again near the Colorado River at Potash. Woke early the next morning and drove out to Arches National Park and tried to hold the camera still at Balanced Rock for some early morning photos. The thermometer on the Tahoe said 19 degrees and the wind was howling!!! I came prepared for the cold weather but, wow it was COLD!!! Grabbed some nice day photographs in the area and then headed to Delicate Arch for the sunset. Hiked up to Delicate Arch in record time and captured a few sunset shots in the wind and cold. I've been to these areas of the parks many times in the past and it was especially nice on this trip because the weather kept all but the diehard photographers away.
Drove back to Salt Lake City on Friday, stayed in a nice hotel near the airport and woke up early in the morning for the first flight out back to San Diego. In all, I slept in my tent for two nights, the back of the Tahoe for one night, and in a hotel for two nights. Beautiful trip despite the weather and having to reroute my itinerary. The next trip to this area will be in Spring and I'll try again for Happy Canyon and the Halls Creek Narrows.