Dean M. Chriss
Fisher Towers in Snow, Landscape Photograph by Dean M. Chriss

Fisher Towers in Snow

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The sight of Fisher Towers in this much snow is a fairly rare one. Capturing this photograph required a 30 mile (48 km) drive on a narrow, winding, and hilly road that was covered with about 8 inches (20 cm) of snow and ice. It was difficult to know where the edge of the road was, and slippery. The road is on the bank of the Colorado River, often with a vertical wall on one side and the river on the other, so it was a bit of a white knuckle drive, and one I will remember. It began snowing again during the drive but stopped shortly after I arrived at this vantage point. I spent about 90 minutes waiting for the background to clear enough to show part of the La Sal Mountain Range. Before I left the location about 15 miles of the road was plowed, making my trip back to Moab more enjoyable.