Sunrise at Monument Valley

Yesterday we spent the day at Monument Valley, the first stop on our one week trip to Southern Utah. We’ve been to Monument Valley before, so this was an opportunity to snap some pics we failed to get on our last visit. The main thing I wanted to accomplish this time was to get some pics of the Valley during sunrise.

Fighting strong wind gusts and temperatures in the low 40s, I think I got some pretty decent pictures. I was fortunate to get there on a morning with just enough clouds to add a little bit of texture and color to the photographs. Here are a few samples including a few I took later in the day:

Closeup of the West Mitten.
From L to R: West Mitten, East Mitten, and Merrick Butte.
The West Mitten just after sunrise.
The West Mitten and East Mitten after sunrise.
View from Photographer’s Point.

The next stop? A day at the Goosenecks, Valley of the Gods, and Moki Dugway.

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Mello Mike is an Arizona native, author, and the founder of Truck Camper Adventure. He's been RV'ing since 2002, is a certified RVIA Level 1 RV Technician, and has restored several Airstream travel trailers. A communications expert and licensed ham radio operator, he retired from the U.S. Navy in 2004 as a CWO3 after 24 years, worked in project management, and now runs Truck Camper Adventure full-time. He also does some RV consulting, repairs, and inspections on the side. He currently rolls in a 4WD Ram 3500 outfitted with a SherpTek truck bed with a Bundutec Roadrunner mounted on top. - KK7TCA

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