Some days things just don't go the way they should.
Recovering from a daylong stomach flu in the Monument Valley, including a 2am, 24 mile race through a pitch-black night to Kayenta, the only medical clinic within a hundred miles.
The next day driving 275 miles, four and a half hours to photograph the astounding Bryce Canyon National Park. Being on a tight schedule you have only a day in which to capture this beautiful and unique spot in the world. Your childhood memories don't do it justice, and you've been looking forward to this for more than a year while planning.
And this is the weather upon your arrival.
The rangers say it's less than 20% that the day will clear.