I used to think the PNW was my favourite part of the US, but the Southwest has snuck in and stolen my heart. Been back so many times and still can’t get enough. ⠀
This is Arches, but there’s also Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Zion, Grand Staircase Escalante, Monument Valley and more all within a few hours drive. If you’re thinking of road tripping then you have to do it here!
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This was definitely one of the most memorable sunrises of my life. We got to the trailhead the evening before, in hopes to hike up and camp overnight, but the weather had different plans. Instead, we slept in the car as the rain poured all night, and woke up at 4am to heavy fog. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Nevertheless, we decided to hike up for an hour in the dark, even though our expectations for sunrise weren’t too high. The moment we got to the top, we saw a thick blanket of clouds hovering below Mt Rainier and a soft pink glow in the sky. All of our jaws dropped and we couldn’t believe our eyes.. it was better than we could’ve ever imagined. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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