At long last, my second installment of photos and tales from the 2012 Southwest trip with Kate. Above, Utah state highway 261 just south of 95, after the snow. An excerpt:
We headed west toward highway 261 in search of views and on the way to our anticipated stop for the night at Mexican Hat, on the border of the Navajo Nation. The snow came down so hard and fast it was nearly impossible to see the road and I was stuck at about 20 mph for half an hour or so. When about an inch had fallen, the snow stopped as suddenly as it had started and the sun came out, melting the snow on the roads almost as fast as it fell. It nearly skipped the liquid state and turned into billowing steam.