Hiking the Queens Garden trail with all of the fresh snow was virtually a backcountry experience. Normally I would share the company of 20-40 people on this trail at any given time – this afternoon I was completely alone. A couple hundred yards down the trail follows closely to a sharp ridge near some pinnacles. As I stopped to tie my shoe, I looked up and saw how the foreground drift obscured all of the background spires except for this one. I was immediately struck by the abstract nature of this photograph – this could be a sand dune, white sand beach (OK, that’s a stretch), some otherworldly landscape. Hiking in Bryce that afternoon made me feel like I was in another world – and this image brings that feeling home.