The next three days included 21 hours of driving over a thousand miles of sandstone desert. Kevin was in awe at the territory so foreign to someone born and raised in the bayou, and I got to see my favorite desert haunts under a cloak of snow. Our low point was definitely the 17 degree F night we camped at Natural Bridges National Monument, and there were more highlights than could be counted. We hit Arches NP, Natural Bridges NM, Lake Powell NRA, Capitol Reef NP, Escalante-Grand Staircase NM, Bryce Canyon NP, and hiked the ice covered Angel's Landing in Zion NP. Below are some picture highlights from the trip. It was exhausting, but exhilarating!
Double-O Arch, Arches National Park, Moab, Utah
Sipapu Bridge, Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
Zion Canyon from Angel's Landing, Zion National Park, Utah
Last, but not least, the bird of the trip: CALIFORNIA CONDOR on Angel's Landing, Zion National Park. We saw two birds - numbers 99 and 0.