we arrived with the night.
a chill in the air,
a squish of sand beneath our feet.
we threw our tent up under the star painted sky.
the morning sun rose over red rock,
slowly warming our sleepy bones.
the chill melted into the sand,
we peeled away our layers.
jackets. hats. socks.
shoes had to go.
our winter skin shone bright in the sun.
hiked. climbed. explored.
dug toes deep into the soft red earth.
stained our skin.
head to toe.
we stretched out on the rocks
under an ocean of blue.
we baked away the winter,
soaking up every last drop.
the sun kissed our skin.
snow canyon, utah