After logging around 950 miles doing a pretty massive run around Colorado and Utah I'm finally back, and phew- I'm good not driving for awhile! I made it to all the National Parks I had hoped to [Black Canyon, Mesa Verde, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands & Arches] and came back with around 53 gigs worth of photos to sort and edit. Sounds like fun to me! It was pretty drastically different then expected with a few little/big snowstorms, 30-50 degree weather, sunburns, elevation sickness, and I'm thankful to have brought some layers and gloves. Those 10,000 feet mountain passes had me winded and snapping quicker than usual. The 5d Mark III held up wonderfully and the new auto-focus is to die for.
I should be posting up some photos from each park in the next couple weeks. In the mean time you can see some phone snaps I uploaded to Facebook while on route.