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"After narrowly escaping a flash flood and an insane lightning storm earlier in the day, we finally set up camp on BLM land outside of Capitol Reef National Park in Utah.
As we were turning in for the night a storm started to move across the horizon, so naturally, we pulled out our camera gear and started shooting. Just moments after this photo was taken, a whooshing noise like that of a truck approaching on a highway started to sound.
Out of nowhere my tent was pried from the ground by incredibly strong winds. We immediately threw our gear in the car and waited out the storm.
Miraculously, the tent survived without a single tear, though it was about 40 yards from where this photo was taken when we found it."
-David Sadofsky @david.sadofsky
Camera - Canon 5DMKIII
The desolation of Utah backcountry rewards those who trek out far beyond paved roads.
Campers and climbers alike know that Moraine Lake has the best camping outside South Sister, OR.
Frosty morning sunrises complement the nearby hot springs at this campspot off Hwy 395.