Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Summer's Not Here Yet

After spending some time in 80 degree weather in the deserts and canyons of southern Utah, I got a couple more powder days at Snowbird before I had to head to Colorado for the summer.

Sundog at Snowbird

Mt. Superior from Snowbird

15 inches in a couple of days in later April?  I'll take it

Cleaning off the truck before leaving Park City for Little Cottonwood Canyon and Snowbird

Bluebird skies

Looking toward Salt Lake City from Hidden Peak

Mt. Superior

Still more powder to shred

May 8

Until next year

Friday, October 10, 2014

Bryce Canyon Side Trip

After lunch we decided to check out one last part of Bryce Canyon National Park before heading back to Park City.
This squirrel wasn't too proud to beg

Squirrel making the rounds

Car window reflection shot

Chocolate waterfall

Braving the muddy water

Not as good as Swiss chocolate

Driving back to Park City at sunset

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Into the Canyon

After taking in Bryce Canyon from the canyon rim at sunrise, we ate a quick breakfast and packed up our camp.  The morning was chilly with a cold breeze, so we took our time before we embarked on a hike into the canyon for what the Park claimed was the best three mile hike in the world: Queens Garden Loop Trail to the Navajo Loop Trail.  It was indeed spectacular.

Looking down into Bryce Canyon

About to start the trek into the Canyon

Looking back up to the canyon rim from the trail

Hoodoos.  So many Hoodoos.

Check out the tunnel in the rock at the bottom (just left of center) of this picture

Braden and one of our friends from Switzerland

The crew going through another tunnel along the trail

Old west shootout

"Two Bridges": rock bridges connecting the cliffs

The crew in front of Two Bridges

Thor's Hammer

Wielding Thor's Hammer