I walked into the middle of bowl and decided to just sit down, be still, listen and relax. Of course I also had to take pictures and video. I just can help myself!
Sometimes being in the wrong place works out fine. My hike today was an example of that.
I completed my longest hike of the year today - 12.2 miles. My previous best was 8 miles. The purpose of today's hike was distance, not climbing. I can proudly say - MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
This time I went much deeper into the trail. By so doing, I found one of its greatest treasures - lots of mountain biking trails and lots of mountain bikers riding.
I tried a new trail on Monday morning and I love it.
On May 1 of each year, Squaw Peak Road is opened back up for car travel. There are several trails that I have wanted to hike starting at the overlook.
While hiking this morning on the west side of Big Baldy, I looked out into the valley and saw a splash of light from the rising sun. It dawned on me, pun intended, that the light was funneling through the canyon almost like what a flashlight would do.
Tonight I had finished dinner and cleaning up the kitchen and saw that there was still daylight out. On top of that, Ann was heading up to do homework. So I made, what turned out to be a terrific decision, to grab my gear and head out to the Squaw Peak road and try to grab some last light pix.
Ever since I have lived in Orem and have visited Provo Canyon, I have seen this bridge that I have wanted to photograph.
Again, my morning commune with nature and the outdoors took me to a wonderful experience of nature, beauty and relaxation.