Getting There from Here and Back Again: 2017 Edition
Mike and I have been travelling from Maine to Moab, UT in the spring for three years now to teach night sky photography workshops. As Moab is nearly equidistant from five good-sized airports – Salt Lake City, UT, Las Vegas, NV, Denver, CO, Phoenix, AZ and Albuquerque, NM – we could fly in to any of these airports and then rent a vehicle. The first year we chose Salt Lake City and the second year we chose Las Vegas. Though both choices allowed us to conveniently visit other locations along the way to and from Moab, we thought making a true road trip out of it for spring 2017 would give us even more opportunities to explore and become inspired.
As most landscape photographers and lovers of beautiful scenery will attest, you’ll rarely see arresting views along highways at speeds of 55 mph to 85 mph. So, we factored in a few areas we wanted to see that were just off, or reasonably near, some major cross-country highways. Then we wound up taking a lot of back roads and Scenic Byways.