"Storm Clouds over Ranchland"
August 2012, Somewhere in Northern Arizona
I shot this on my way to Toroweap after driving about 80 miles on a 4WD dirt road out of St George, Utah. I was still about 10 rough miles from Toroweap and its incomparable remote location on the north rim of the Grand Canyon . Thunderstorms were forming all around in the late afternoon, and served to keep all adventurers well clear of the area. I had the road all to myself ever since passing a retreating FJ Cruiser about an hour earlier. Trepidation and excitement simultaneously flooded my emotions. The thunderstorms did indeed arrive, and provided me with the color and drama that I had been hoping for. The solitude was just an added bonus.