Trail Pictures

Pleiades

Meteor in full shot

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Meteor cropped

Meteor Shower

        Utah Area Trails Causey Sep 2013 Leidy Peak/Lakeshore Little East Fork Blacks Fork Brown Duck Basin Robber's Roost May 13 Coyote Gulch 2013 Happy Canyon Robber's Roost Mar 13 Comet Needles Feb 2013 Colton Cabin Moab Bill Moonshine Wash Uintas Fall 2012 McCoy Park 2012 Spider Lake Popo Agie Tosi Creek West Fork Blacks Fork East Fork Bear River Camp East Fork Bear River Center Park Uinta River Moab and San Rafael Swell Dirty Devil with James West Desert San Rafael Desert S. Utah with Cory Lake Powell 2011 The Needles The Maze E Fork Burnt Fork Leidy Peak Burnt Fork Granite Highline Causey May 11 Green River Buck Canyon Antelope Apr 11 Smith Fork Grizzly Ridge Yurt Moab Arches Bear River Moab Flight Snowbasin Art Nord Moab Rim Zion Dry Fork Naturalist Basin Timpanogos Cave Meteor Shower Yellowstone Creek McCoy Park Ostler Creek Granddaddy Causey Southern Utah Coyote Gulch White Canyon - Moqui Canyon Tetons - Cabin Southern Utah Wildhorse Canyon Snowbasin Great Salt Lake Snowbasin Robber's Roost Deep Creeks Farmington Canyon Nine Mile Canyon Fish Lake - McCoy Park Harris Wash Antelope Island Moab Southern Utah Log Hollow Moab Lake Powell Wasatch Buckskin Gulch Deseret Peak Pine Valley Logan Canyon Causey Reservoir China Meadows Haystack Lake Cow Park Highline Grandaddy Lakes Amethyst Basin Uintas Cat Canyon Southern Utah Southern Utah Glen Canyon Swett Canyon Antelope Island Uintas - Yurt Pebble Creek Robbers Roost Antelope/ Lost Creek N Fork Provo River Capitol Reef Pine Valley Wilderness Uintas Stillwater Reservoir Grandaddy Mountain Logan Canyon Canyonlands Arches Twin Lakes Kabell Lake Amethyst Basin South Cedar Ridge Canyon Hurricane Wash Middle Fork of the Ogden River Moab Cat Canyon Crack Canyon Causey Reservoir St George Log Hollow Canyonlands Steam Mill Canyon Row Bench Rubies Highline Causey Reservoir Flat Tops Grand Daddy Lake Antelope Island White Pine Lake Brown Duck Flaming Gorge Snowbasin Swasey Lakes Spooky Gulch White Rock Bay Grand Gulch Cat Canyon Moon Lake Antelope Island Antelope Island Long Park Grand Daddy Lake Hades Pass Tom's Canyon Just arrived

The early morning of 13 Aug 10, I decided to check out the Perseids meteor shower.  We had

seen this shower about four years earlier with David down in southern Utah, and it was

awesome.  This time, though, I decided to get up about 2 am and drive out to a dark spot and

try to get some pictures of a meteor falling.  I knew the odds were against it, but I wanted to try.

Tracy didn't want to have anything to do with getting up that early on a work day, though, so I

went by myself.  I drove for about an hour, and had a hard time deciding on where to stay.  I

eventually found a nice dark spot, even if there were some hills around me, and I proceeded to

try to get a picture of a falling star.  Well, I literally probably saw a hundred meteors, and there

were half a dozen that I would see fall right in front of my camera just as a I heard the 30

second shutter close.  It was very frustrating.  But after all was said and done, I actually

managed to catch one!  When I saw it fall and figured I had caught it, I was jumping around

doing a happy dance!  It took nearly two hours just to barely catch one, but it was fun to try.

The picture isn't great, but you can see it, and that's a good start for my first time out with a

point and shoot camera.  This was the most meteors I have ever seen in one shower.  There

were several times when I was seeing 5 or 6 in one minute, and even two or three in a matter

of 10 seconds.  It was a good night, and I want to do more of that.  I survived the day at work!