Grand Canyon View from Toroweap
DESERT SOUTHWEST WINTER WORKSHOP
29 NOV - 9 DEC, 2020
(10 DAYS/10 NIGHTS)
with Jeremy Woodhouse
You now have the opportunity to join me on this custom-designed tour in the American Southwest. From 29 Nov - 9 Dec, 2020, we will be traveling to some of the most breathtakingly beautiful sites in the region—and, if we are lucky enough to get an early snowfall, it will be all the more beautiful.
Winter is the ideal time to visit the desert. With most of the tourists gone, you'll fill your lungs with fresh, crisp air each day. Enjoy the silence as the snow dampens all sound and highlights the wonders of the landscape.
The itinerary is being kept flexible so we can hit the best places for snowy landscapes.
You should be pretty fit. You will be comfortable hiking up to 10 miles in a day, you will be OK sleeping in tents for 2 nights (possibly in frigid conditions), and you will be prepared to endure full days of photography activity.
You will need a head for heights, and a joyful attitude at all times.
Places we will visit will include Zion NP, Bryce Canyon NP, White Pocket, Alstrom Point and Reflection Canyon (Lake Powell), Toroweap, and more.
If you believe that you are up for this book your spot now!
Water Puddles, White Pocket
Snow on the Brain, White Pocket
Winter Sunrise at Bryce Canyon NP
Daily high temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 50°F to 45°F, rarely falling below 35°F or exceeding 60°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 45°F on December 30.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 26°F to 22°F, rarely falling below 10°F or exceeding 35°F.
For reference, on July 9, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Kanab typically range from 59°F to 92°F, while on January 3, the coldest day of the year, they range from 22°F to 45°F.
The weather at White Pocket in the high desert is likely to be quite a bit colder so be prepared to bring warm clothing.
2 SPOTS OPEN
TOUR COST: $5,880
OUTFITTING FEE: $125 (OPTIONAL)
GROUP SIZE: ONLY 4
On this exclusive workshop you will have a 2:1 client to instructor ratio.
Tour Price Includes
- Single Accommodation Lodging
- 4X4 transportation to our shoot locations
- Fees & Permits: Parking fees and State & National Park entry fees
- Guiding to locations, local knowledge of the light and weather patterns, and best locations based on those conditions
- One on one instruction in the field
- Post processing sessions: We will have post processing session in our down time where we sit down together go over workflow and post processing techniques, all with masks
Tour Price Excludes
- Travel to and from Kanab, UT.
- Meals: We will be careful when eating meals with social distance of paramount importance. All meals are the responsibility of the participant (unless you elect the outfitting option where your meals while we camp will be included).
- Camping Equipment: If you bring your own tent and sleeping bag, there is no charge. If you would like us to provide you with these items there will be an additional $125/person for outfitted backpacking
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Dress for the Weather
- Personal Gear List
- Sturdy hiking footwear, thick hiking socks, and long pants.
- Several warm layers. For the most comfort, we recommend wearing moisture wicking base layers. A fleece or down jacket will help keep you warm and a waterproof shell or coat should be worn on the outside.
- Snow pants or gaiters that you can seal around your boots to keep snow out. If your snow pants aren't insulated, make sure you wear an insulating base layer.
- Warm hat, thick gloves, and glove liners (useful to operate your camera controls).
- Micro-spikes or micro-traction devices will help when walking on slick surfaces. Snowshoes will not be needed for where we're going.
- Headlamp in case we are hiking in the dark.
- Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Sun Hat
- Water bottle
Photo Equipment Checklist
- Sturdy tripod and ballhead
- Digital SLR or Mirrorless Camera Body.
- Wide Angle Lens. Frame frame - aim for 16-35mm range or wider. Crop sensor, 10-22mm.
- Mid-range zoom lens in the range of 24-100mm.
- Telephoto lenses will come in handy in Bryce and the Grand Canyon. Anything in the 70-400mm range.
- Circular polarizer filters are useful. Bring any ND filters if you have them.
- Extra batteries, memory cards, and cleaning supplies.
- Remote cord for your camera.
- Laptop if you wish to backup your photos or follow along during the post-processing instruction.
Instructors will wear masks while teaching at close range
Clients are encouraged to wear masks whenever they are at close range
Where possible, we will practice social distancing. Tripods 6ft apart.
You are encouraged to wash hands frequently and use hand sanitiser.
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