I think it was 1987... / by Charles Wiese

I had a little over a week off of work. I left my home in Ogden, Utah for an extended exploration of the landscape around Moab. Just before I arrived, a blizzard had blown through the area and all was blanketed in drifting, powdery snow (up to 3’ or 4’ in places). There was about 6” of snow on vertical cliff faces (it really blew through).

These detail views from a recent work in progress bring that holiday back to me. I was the only one in a very snowy Arches National Park - hiking waist-deep in powder through Fin Canyon.

I saw things like this there and at nearby Fisher Towers…

I might as well confess, I also spend a lot of time looking at maps.