Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Photowalking the Spiral Jetty

Spiral Jetty
Spiral Jetty Glowing
Originally uploaded by wibbet_

Spiral Jetty Beneath the Full Moon
Spiral Jetty Beneath the Full Moon
Originally uploaded by cuibel

The Spiral Jetty is the place to be in May. Having been on my list of places to visit for quite awhile, I'm excited to head up there!

There are two events that I'm aware of: May 9th and May 16th.

The first is organized by Charles Uibel and is a full moon night event. We'll meet at Golden Spike Historic Site at 6:00 pm and head out from there. It will go as late as you want to stay. Several people are planning on camping to be able to get the moonset later in the night and sunrise the next morning. More information and discussion can be found on this event page.

The second is organized by Photowalking Utah. The plan is to meet in the parking lot of the Golden Spike National Historic Site at 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 16. Since they charge $7/car or $3/individual, carpooling is strongly encouraged. They have asked that any photographs we take be for private use and not used commercially. More information and discussion can be found on this Flickr discussion.

The driving of the spike takes place at 1:00pm. In addition to the reenactment, there are a number of driving tours with interesting geographical features such as the Chinese Arch.

When we're done at the Spike, we will head out to the Spiral Jetty. It takes about 45 minutes to get there from the Spike to the Jetty. The road is a little rough, but most cars should be able to make it as long as you take it easy.

Given the time, distance, and remoteness involved in this Photowalk, everyone is encouraged to pack water and snacks.

Hope to see you at one of these events!

More info on Spiral Jetty
Meeting location

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