Little Cottonwood Canyon – Mountains in Fall


32 responses

  1. Nut Balls

    It’s really crazy looking down at the trees and seeing the very distinctive cut-off lines where the trees stop. Wonderfully amazing 🙂

    October 2, 2012 at 7:10 am

    • Sooo wonderfully amazing, Nate! “There’s no place like home…there’s no place like home….” 🙂

      October 4, 2012 at 7:09 am

  2. I would definitively want to climb all over those big rocks and rocky hills.

    October 2, 2012 at 8:25 am

    • Climbing the rocky hills is a blast…and I’ve seen people climbing some of those rocks, too…have a couple of pictures of them…like trying to find houseflies on the side of a barn….

      October 4, 2012 at 7:11 am

  3. Beautiful Scott. Seeing the trees like this gives the mountain scale somehow. Shows how powerful the action of the ice was and still is I guess, cleaving off slabs and boulders that dwarf the trees.

    October 2, 2012 at 8:59 am

    • Thank you, Chillbrook…and yes, there was a glacier that came through here back in another time…and we do still get to see the ice working its perpetual magic on the rocks…newly tumbled in the Spring in some locations. Fascinating place, truly.

      October 4, 2012 at 7:13 am

  4. One never gets tired of looking at this scenic beauties. Thanks for sharing.

    October 2, 2012 at 9:20 am

    • I’m glad you enjoy it so much, Pattu…you’re most welcome. 🙂

      October 4, 2012 at 7:14 am

  5. It’s quite extraordinary how trees cling to life in situations where you would think there was nothing to sustain them. The pale grey rocks provide a very effective contrast to the warm colours of Fall. Nice set, Scott.

    October 2, 2012 at 11:38 am

    • Thank you, Andy…I find it incredible how they cling to life on the rocks…and thrive….

      October 4, 2012 at 10:42 pm

  6. Hard to pick a favorite here…. aside from the rambunctious reds, I like #2 and #3 for the sheer tenacity of the trees clinging to the rock cliffs.

    October 2, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    • That’s a compelling reason to like those two, Gunta…inspiring. I think the last one is my favorite…the richness and variety of the trees, the visible trunks, and the near/far point of view…if that makes sense. 😉

      October 4, 2012 at 10:47 pm

  7. Lois Farley Shuford

    Magnificent – all that color against the steel grey of the rocks.

    October 2, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    • That grey certainly brings-out the colors, Lois…thank you.

      October 4, 2012 at 10:48 pm

  8. Thank you again for sharing your corner of the world. There are many sides of paradise!

    October 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    • You’re very welcome, Bonnie…and there surely are. 🙂

      October 4, 2012 at 10:49 pm

  9. I could spend a year or two mineral hunting there and just barely scratch the surface.

    October 2, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    • I think you’re right, Allen…there was quite a mining endeavor in these canyons over the years…silver and lead, among other things…lots of granite and quartzite…limestone…different types of slate, and even a bit of lava-appearing stone. I’m sure you’d have fun. 🙂

      October 5, 2012 at 6:29 am

  10. Stunning ! Utah..who knew?

    October 2, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    • You’re right, Bella…who knew?! But there it is…in all of it’s glory. 🙂

      October 5, 2012 at 6:29 am

  11. What a spectacular place!

    October 2, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    • I think that every time I go out there, Terry….

      October 5, 2012 at 6:30 am

  12. It’s an amazing landscape. I love the way the soft fuzzy textures and colours intermingle with the hard, strong, silver-grey rock.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:44 am

    • Very much so, Meanderer…and that is a beautiful combination and contrast of elements.

      October 5, 2012 at 6:31 am

  13. Victoria

    I never tire of your landscape photos – they always make me feel as though I’ve actually been to the places you hike through.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:21 am

    • It makes me feel good to know that the pictures “take you there, ” Victoria…glad that they are so moving… Thank you. 🙂

      October 5, 2012 at 6:32 am

  14. Yup, definitely ready for some sort of mountain holiday!
    These are just fantastic, Scott.

    October 3, 2012 at 8:49 am

    • I get that rather strong itch every Wednesday, Karen…wondering and preparing for where I might go on the weekend. I’m glad you enjoyed the photos…thank you. 🙂

      October 5, 2012 at 6:34 am

  15. All incredibly beautiful and l particularly love the lines and contrasts of the second one. Keep ’em coming, Scott!

    October 4, 2012 at 8:26 am

    • Thank you, Rona…had to zoom-in quite a bit to get that one from the bottom of the canyon…very happy it turned-out so clear. And I shall keep ’em coming!! 🙂

      October 5, 2012 at 6:36 am

  16. settleandchase

    Awe inspiring..such space, light and colour, wonderful..

    October 5, 2012 at 2:31 am

    • Yes, they are, Cath…all of those things…thank you.

      October 5, 2012 at 6:38 am

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