Today’s early morning hike was quite interesting. There are 4 main themes to the hike: morning light, streams, wildflower and coincidence.
First, let me say this mornings was about 53 degrees at the start of the hike in South Fork. The trail I chose was the Cascade Saddle trail. It was so refreshing after yesterday hit about 97 degrees. That 40 degree difference was PHENOMENAL!
Back to the themes of today’s hike. First up are the many scenes created by trickling streams along the trail.
The second theme of the morning was the morning light peeking over the mountains. I don’t think I did a terrific job capturing it. Sometimes, as strange as it may sound, it hard to capture what you see with the naked eye.
The third theme of the morning were the wildflowers. That should come as no surprise to readers of this blog. I found some fun stuff to shoot. What can I say?
The final theme of the day is COINCIDENCE.
As I was making my way up the trail, I saw three people riding horses come down the trail. As soon as they see me, they call out and ask if I would be willing to take a picture of them. As soon as they were close enough, I immediately recognized the man on the left. Shortly thereafter, I recognized the man on the right. They are father and son and I photographer them with other family members back in April near Dry Canyon. Check out that post for more pix.
I told the father and son that I recognized them and then they also remembered that I took pix and emailed them to their family back in April.
What are the chances? There are hundreds and hundreds of trails within 30 minutes of my house. It was Sunday morning after 8am, which in Utah, you barely see anyone. And I run into the same people riding their horses. Go figure.
Another wonderful hike.
Ann and I have been scouting locations for some camping. This trail is a good one because there are several rustic spots early in the trail that leave you close enough to restrooms.
I am looking forward both to camping on this trail as well as completing the hike to the Cascade Saddle.
So much to do…