Going to Reid during off hours you have to park at the gate and walk in. There are two parking lots after the gate, one is a third of a mile and the other is a mile away. When I got there on Sunday it was still somewhat dark but the sky was lighting up in the east. I chose to go to the closer site because the lighting increases fast and it would’ve taken too much time to travel the mile to get to the further lot. I didn’t want to miss out on a great light situation.
I had loaded my bicycle into the back of the truck the night before figuring it would expedite my travel to the edge of the water. It’s a downhill slope to get to the parking lot but I hadn’t gone more than 100 yards when all of a sudden, POW! the front tire on the bike blew. I had just replaced the inner tube the day before, guess I got the wrong size or a cheap one.
I walked the rest of the way and was glad I hadn’t decided to go to the further lot, I would not have made it in time to photograph the sun breaking the horizon. For anyone familiar with Reid State Park this photo was taken by the bridge that goes to one of the parking lots. The tide was going out and a few hours earlier this rock would’ve been underwater.