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.
The leaves are turning here in the Uinta Mountains in Utah. Ann and I took a ride on the Alpine Loop starting on the Provo side and riding all the way through into the American Fork side of the loop. As shown in the photos below, we found some beautiful scenes along the way. This … Continue reading A Colorful Loop
Red berries weathering the frosty winter Today's weather was quite interesting. It was foggy all day with lots of moisture in the air and the temp was in the teens. It created a most gorgeous and picture-book frost all over the trees and plants. I spent about 15 minutes shooting in one location to get … Continue reading Frosty Winter Foliage
Today's journeys brought me to two great destinations. The first, shown in the post, is Big Basin Redwood State Park. Just like yesterday, the drive was beautiful and windy with lots of hairpin turns. I stopped frequently to nab pix along the way. One of the first major vistas of the say was this one … Continue reading Big Basin Redwood State Park
Stensen and I went up to Grandpa's today in Gainesville to help clean up his property after all the trees fell in the ice storm a while back. While we did not get it all done, we had fun doing what we did.