Desert Images of Snow
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I recently returned from a road trip through the southwest desert. My itinerary included quick visits to a variety of national parks, including Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capital Reef, Canyonlands, Arches, and points in between. To say that February is “off-peak” for these areas is an understatement; visitation rates plummet as the temperature drops, and places such as Canyonlands and Capital Reef are downright desolate. But that desolation brings a magical beauty and the low crowds means you don’t have to share that beauty with many others. The beauty was accentuated by recent storms, which left a coating of snow to contrast with the red rock.

All photos by M. Scott Smith.

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About M. Scott Smith

M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.

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