While the loop is only 38 miles, it took me over 3 hours to complete the journey. Somehow I was distracted by all the photos I had to take.
Little did I know that I was hitting the sweet spot on that day. As soon as I got into Provo Canyon, I could tell there was a plenty of color. As I drove east into Heber, the color was intensifying. I was beginning to feel that I was in for a special treat.
The 4th of July weekend presented lots of holiday fun and also lots of hiking beauty. This post focuses on the hiking.
Regrowth is underway in Provo Canyon following last October's Range Fire that burned thousands and thousands of acres.
Often we think we’re balanced when, in reality, that balance is fragile. We only need a slight breeze to blow for us to fall down.
When we're caught in a store of emotions, we can practice to be like the trunk and become still, not carried away by our thinking and emotions.
I was looking forward all week to getting out today into some fall scenery. I was not disappointed.
The trail itself is fantastic. There are sections that are simply magical. Birds chirping, Aspen leaves ruffling, waterfalls churning and the greens and flowers and views are quite nice.
Today, Ann and I climbed up more than half way to 4.1 miles. We had a 2,100 foot elevation increase on this wonderfully beautiful journey on a day with perfect hiking weather. Another key milestone for today was the fact that we reached 9,500 feet of altitude on the hike. That is the highest I have ever been hiking.
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.