I have the weekend off and was thinking of heading up north somewhere, but not quite sure if that is going to happen or not. Otherwise I should be up there around Feb-march. Hoping to get to bryce for a snow storm at some point.
I saw a few other hikers with permits hanging from their bags, but not too many people. The friend I went with has been there a couple of times, and the first time there was a "ranger" sitting at the entrance of the wave asking for permits. He told him he was there at least 5 days a week. That's all I've heard.
I believe it will be and I'm excited for the chance. As a photographer that has never used a tripod I'm adding one finally to my arsenal to capture images in locations like this now that I'm out in Utah.
lol, I've just never wanted to feel tied down but times are changing with regards to the limited shots you can do with landscapes handheld. I'm just north of SLC but go to Park City often and still exploring Utah. Next trip is to Paige, AZ with my new tripod