The fire in the valley can be found at one of my favorite parks, the Valley of Fire State Park near Overton, NV. That fire is a torment of beauty, nature, wildlife and history.
We are not even to the official first month of winter, and I feel it has been the best since I moved to Utah. Lots of snow and beautiful scenery. I am looking forward to the rest of the season. Wait, did I just say that?
An Active Day on the Trail
Perhaps the highlight of the hike was in the meadow near Little Baldy Mountain. As I was hike across the meadow, I was starting to shoot one of my usual trail videos talking about how lovely it was. As soon as I started recording, I could see and hear some movement behind me on the trail.
As soon as I arrived at the trailhead to Lake Mary, I noticed a dark creature in the woods. I had to take a long look because I couldn't believe how close I was to a bull moose. A few other people noticed as well and we all began a photo-moose-a-palooza.
Silver and Twins
I discovered something when I arrived at the Silver Lake trailhead. It turns out that there are TWO Silver Lakes in the area. There is one that you get to from American Fork Canyon, which is the one to which I thought I was going to this morning, but from a different access point. Then there is the other one, which I drove to this morning.
Sometimes we have "secret expectations." They are secret because we do not tell anyone about them. For instance, you expect your friend to help you when you move. Yet, you never said anything to them about it. You end up getting frustrated. This leads to disappointment.
Let Go and Let It Grow
When we hold on to the personal and emotional junk, much like the house of the man I visited, you may be stifling your ability to clean, move, organize your life. In fact, it can cut off love and joy. In short, it may not let you grow.
Tranquility has some simple conditions. Thoughts I had on a hike in the UT mountains.
It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane. It’s…
One of the pilots was concerned about the direction and strength of the wind because, in his own words, his gear was not as rugged as the other pilot's. In fact, in the photo below, you can see him looking out over the valley and feeling and seeing the winds.
A Fascinating Week on the Trails
It was an interesting week for hiking and photography. Here are some of the best of the best.