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winter. by Paula Trebatická

Zion National Park’s reddish rocks wear a coat of snow in this serene winter photo from last January. After winter storms, snow can disappear within just a few hours at lower elevations, making these magical sights short-lived. If you’re visiting, be sure to check with the park for the most recent conditions and closures. Photo by Sierra Coon, National Park Service.

Check out this breathtaking photo following a winter storm in December at Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks in California. Weather in the park can change quick – last weekend’s warm wet weather has melted the snow leaving this photo as a beautiful memory. Photo courtesy of a park visitor.

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