Well now that January 2023 is in the rear view mirror, I must say this year has started off with a big PHOTOGRAPHIC BANG!
There’s a Fire in the Valley
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?
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.
38 Miles of Fall Glory
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.
Meandering to the Meadow
I woke up without an alarm at 4:30a. I sprung out of bed and got to work. Now that I was going to be doing an 11-12 mile hike, I had to pack differently.
Phighting the Phobia
I woke up this morning more excited than normal. I was excited because I knew I was going to explore a new trail that I found last week.
Life Returning After Range Fire
Regrowth is underway in Provo Canyon following last October's Range Fire that burned thousands and thousands of acres.
A New Mexico Adventure
A travel log from my trip to Taos, NM from Orem, UT to climb Wheeler Peak, and see lots of fun things.
Patience on the Trail with Mother Nature
And while my initial reaction is frustration coupled with a little bit of anger, I need to look for ways to create connection and understanding. I can do this through compassion about their wanting to run on those wonderful trails and maybe use that as a starting point to help build awareness and help foster some patience.