Today I got up and immediately head into American Fork Canyon. It was a beautiful morning, a little chilly, but it brought the promise of a terrific outdoor adventure.
It was a power packed morning of photographic awesomeness. I was able to photograph nature, waterfalls, birds, landscapes, and a wedding in progress.
One of the best parts of the trip was spending time photographing two birds building a nest on big rock on the side of the river. I shot video of them floating down the river and working on the nest. I separated that content from this post because I liked it so much. You can read about it and see it in THIS POST.
On my way into the canyon, I made a few nice images.
After driving into the canyon, your eyes are stimulated like a child in a candy store. I spent a good amount of time at my first stop. It is a wonderful opening along side the road that has a nice waterfall. I have visited this spot several times.
I shot a bit of video as shown below and I think it is just a serene, peaceful spot.
After shoot at the first location, I made the drive all the way up to Tibble Fork Reservoir, which is always a beautiful spot. Again, eye candy everywhere.
The first thing I saw was a live, real wedding taking place on the dock that extends out into the mostly empty reservoir. After the winter melt, the dock will be floating joyously in the water.
I also made a few other nice images while in this same area.
After shooting at the reservoir, I decided to head up the road that goes to Silver Lake. I knew the road would be closed at some point due to snow, so I went as far as I could. I was glad I did.
As I was taking some pix at this point, I heard some noise behind me and I turned around to see a couple coming down the trail with two goats following them. I talked to them for a bit. They are training the goats to by pack goats when they go hiking and camping.
The goats were so stinkin’ cute and well-trained and behaved.
After spending the morning in the canyon, I decided to ride my bike into in the afternoon. Oh my, my mountain climbing needs some work. Thank goodness it is the beginning of the season. I will whip myself into shape soon.
I stopped while riding to a take a couple selfies. One of them is at the newly rebuilt Timpanogos Cave National Monument. It looks great and vastly different than the old tired one they tore down.
Here are a few more posts you may enjoy:
BIRDS FLOATING AND NEST BUILDING
TRIBUTE TO JOHN PRINE
FAMILY FLY FISHING
ROCKIN THE CANYON
A POWERUL, WONDERFUL SUNDAY
BATTLE CREEK BEAUTY
EARLY SPRING IN DRY CANYON
YOU CAN’T TOUCH THIS
SOUTH FORK IN THE MORNING