Kolob Arch Adventure

Last weekend I went to Kolob Arch with some good friends in an overnight backpacking trip.  It was a grueling 18 mile hike from start to finish, but well worth it!  Not only was the view great, but the quality time with friends was amazing.

Anyway, the trip through Hop Valley was awesome!  The landscape is absolutely breathtaking!

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It starts out pretty cool, but the further one gets into Hop Valley, its like, WOW!

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Off in the distance, you can see the pine trees at the end of the valley, well, the trail climbs that hill and looks down on La Verkin Creek Valley. (Seen below.)

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Coming down that hill into La Verkin Creek is a killer, but at dusk?  Oh man!

Early next morning, we took a jaunt over to Kolob Arch and was able to enjoy it at sunrise before leaving on the Lee Pass Trail.

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After this view, it was a long grueling climb up to the Lee Pass Trailhead that ended in exhaustion and exhilaration, happy to have done this hike that I’ve always wanted to do, but who knows if it’ll happen again.  We’ll see.

Enjoy,

Kelly

Springing Forward

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year, I guess it’s because of the newness of life, like spring flowers, fruit trees blooming and such (watch out for allergies).

It’s also warmer outside, at least here in Vegas where it was up to 80 this past week, but since cooled off. This means more opportunities for getting out to shoot some photographs. Yes, my day job work is picking up so I haven’t been able to get out like I want to, but I’ll just have to schedule it in.

I have updated the portrait page on my website, which still needs a lot of updating, and I just haven’t been able to get there for a while.

Below is one of my favorite flowers from the desert, Golden Columbine. You normally wouldn’t associate this flower with the desert, but it flourishes by springs and streams. This photo is available in print and frame from www.kellyguymon.com either as a print unmatted 8×10 for $40 or framed and matted in different sizes from 8×10 to 38×36; price varies on size.

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