Tuesday, May 5, 2015
The imminent storm
There is a dichotomy between being out in the desert because of the beauty and solitude and the reality of thunderstorms moving in and making the road you just traveled impassible. Shortly after this photo was taken, it began to rain rather heavily and the washes began to fill. We drove as quickly as you can through mud and slippery roads to see if we could beat a flash flood that would strand us for hours or days. This time we made it. Actually, there are three roads out of this area of Southern Utah and it was unlikely that all three dirt roads would be closed at the same time. We do drive an all wheel drive Subaru and that helps when things get rough. We hope to camp more regularly and that will mean more photos.