Morning in AF Canyon

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.

This was the gorgeous scene up at Tibble Fork Reservoir

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.

For some reason, I like this image with the trees, the steeple and far off mountains
This is the scene about 1/4 of mile before the canyon mouth
This is the first thing I saw as entering the mouth of the canyon

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.

This was the first scene I shot this morning. I love waterfalls.

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.

The wedding

I also made a few other nice images while in this same area.

A couple walks along the upper rim of the reservoir
The lower portion of the reservoir was green with moss and evergreens


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.

One of the two goats

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
FUNKY QUARANTINA
BOUNTEOUS DUSK
ROCKIN THE CANYON
THE BRIDGE
A POWERUL, WONDERFUL SUNDAY
BATTLE CREEK BEAUTY
EARLY SPRING IN DRY CANYON
YOU CAN’T TOUCH THIS
SOUTH FORK IN THE MORNING

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