After Goblin Valley I headed west to a BLM site just outside Capital Reef NP. Got there early enough to have my pick of spots. By evening I counted around 20 campers, from Class As to tents. I got a few nice images from a hill next to my rig as the evening progressed. Next day I was on the road to Bryce Canyon NP, hoping to get a site in Red Canyon NFS campground. As with many roads out here there were plenty of signs warning
of Loose Stock and they were accurate. As I went up and over Boulder Pass I also saw several Mule Deer but didn’t get any photos. The aspen were starting to turn in the high country and are beautiful.
I went into Bryce early one morning before the crowds and got a few nice images. Due to the sunlight reflected by the rocks behind them some of the rocks seemed to literally glow, sort of like the salt lamps you might have seen. Then went back at night and got some more. The moon is starting to get fuller and fewer stars were evident.
The next night I stayed closer to the campground, just taking a few images from pullouts on the road in Red Canyon.
Another favorite spot of mine is Mossy Cave Trail because you are below a lot of the rock formations, looking up instead of down. I went there again in late afternoon to get a few images. Then went back at night for some more. Even a couple days made a big difference in how many stars could be seen because of the full moon.