Cherokee, NC, is a wonderful place to visit. One of the main entrances to the Great Smoky Mountains NP is there, as is the start of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Fall foliage can be spectacular, too. Recently I took part in a Casita Rally in Cherokee. It was a wonderful event, seeing old friends, meeting & making new ones. I snuck out early to capture a sunrise, was surprised to find the moon setting then, too, and got a wonderful sunset image.
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Red Canyon hoodoos
Monday mid day we arrived at Red Canyon NF Campground, this is located just outside Bryce Canyon NP. Sites are large and well spaced, this is dry camping so the solar panel is getting some use again. Bryce Canyon NP is quite a place, lots of overlooks into various canyons. Fortunately some of the local roads have pullouts at convenient places, too, so photographs can be taken. There are lots of people here but it really doesn’t seem crowded, maybe because there is a shuttle system to take the pressure off the limited parking
I’m still doing some night photography but it is changing as the moon waxes. More light and less stars, but still interesting to do! Monday night was a real challenge because it was windy with temps in the low 30s. I moved quickly and was glad to get back to my warm Casita.
Red Canyon Hoodoos at night
There are so many wonderful hoodoos here and the colors are spectacular.
Fairyland Canyon by day
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