I got to this place in the dark hoping for a colorful winter sunrise. Yet, the clouds never broke and the scene remained pretty dismal looking. Then I heard loud barking and howling in the distance that told me I had some very welcome company. I hiked over the snow-covered dunes until I was able to catch a glimpse of him. Wonder if he was out there waiting for the sunrise too. Just two lonely souls exchanging howls on a silent and frigid winter morning in the middle of the desert. My fingers on the shutter release were turning purple but my friend here really warmed my heart.