This entry was posted on October 12, 2012 by seekraz. It was filed under Photos - Outdoors and was tagged with Big Cottonwood Canyon, Dromedary Peak, hiking, hiking Utah, Lake Blanche, Lake Florence, Lake Lillian, photography, Salt Lake City Utah, Sister Lakes, Utah nature, Utah outdoors, Wasatch Mountains, Wasatch National Forest.
Wow! Beautiful and really rugged. What’s the hike like to get there?
October 12, 2012 at 8:08 am
This is the same hike that you can take up to Lake Blanche with Sundial Peak…and the other Sister Lakes…I think it’s just over three miles up into the canyon, close to two hours of hiking, not really difficult, but a goodly portion of UP.
October 13, 2012 at 6:52 am
These landscapes are so incredible I can’t quite get my head around the fact that they are not papier maché models made to look realisitc with those little trees and bushes that a model railway enthusiast can buy to make their train sets look really cool. Lovely pictures Scott.
October 12, 2012 at 9:04 am
That first one does have a somewhat artificial feel to it, somehow…but it was taken along the trail to Lake Blanche and her sister lakes, looking toward the west…those huge slabs of reddish rock actually still have slide-marks from when the glacier passed over them…millions of years ago. They almost look like they were pressed out of a Play-Doh machine…. I’m glad you enjoyed them, Chillbrook…thank you.
October 13, 2012 at 6:56 am
I meant to say also what a great word that is, dromedary. That’s a one humped camel isn’t it? I can definitely see two humps in the second picture that look camel like.. I can see where it got it’s name. 🙂
October 12, 2012 at 9:08 am
I like that dromedary word, also…and yes, it’s a one-humped camel. I think we can see the second hump in the background because of the angle of the shot…it’s actually on another ridge behind Dromedary Peak…. There is also a Dromedary Peak in the “mountains” of Phoenix as well…a complement of sorts to the Camelback Mountains that lie in the north-central part of that desert city….
October 13, 2012 at 7:01 am
Definitively would have a ball hiking these places. The first one is especially inviting, almost pointing the way to the hilltop.
Very nice photos.
October 12, 2012 at 9:54 am
Thank you, Emilio…and it is quite a bit of fun hiking around those mountains…haven’t sought the summits yet, but may head there after exploring everything else in the area.
October 13, 2012 at 7:03 am
Really beautiful and rugged. Makes me want to go hiking there. Thanks for sharing, Scott.
October 12, 2012 at 12:38 pm
It is rather beautiful there, Erica…I’m glad you enjoyed the photos…and you’re welcome. 🙂
October 13, 2012 at 7:04 am
I built an HO train layout years ago and it looked a lot like that first picture, looking down on the landscape. A dromedary has one hump, by the way. i know-you don’t name them-you just climb them.
October 12, 2012 at 1:52 pm
I love those train-sets…could sit and watch the trains go round for hours…imagining what it would be like to be a little person standing alongside the track or hiking over those miniature mountains. And you’re right…I just climb those mountains…. 😉 I believe the more prominent peak is Dromedary Peak and the lesser one is actually part of the ridge behind Dromedary…so it’s another one of those perspective things….if I had been more to the left when I took the photo, we wouldn’t be able to see that second hump.
October 13, 2012 at 7:07 am
So…. maybe it’s two dromedaries?
Thanks for the lovely view that totally beats the interior of the Toyota dealer at this moment! 😉
October 12, 2012 at 4:15 pm
Yes, Gunta…two dromedaries. 😉
You’re welcome for the view, too…one that could not help but beat the view of the interior of your Toyota dealership. 🙂
October 13, 2012 at 7:09 am
Wow! Stunning landscape again.
I always increase my computer ‘View’ tto 200% when visiting your blog. I just can’t get enough of the great outdoors in your part of the world.
Each photo is unique too (in my eyes). Each has it’s beauty.
October 12, 2012 at 6:59 pm
I’m glad you enjoy the photos so much, Victoria…like taking a mini-vacation. As always, thank you for your nice words. 🙂
October 13, 2012 at 7:11 am
Great photos of a beautiful place!
October 14, 2012 at 9:56 pm
Thank you, Terry…I think this might be one of the prettiest destinations or end-points for our local hiking trails.
October 15, 2012 at 6:32 am
Oh boy, the fresh greens in those mountains is somehow quite precious …….love these Scott……..AND I’ve always wanted a train set..! What a delight to make a model like the first photo……….but it would have to be a very big model.
October 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm
I’m very surprised that you haven’t had a train set, John…I had thought it might have been what inspired your love for those great engines. 🙂
October 16, 2012 at 7:09 am
Oh, I did Scott….in my bedroom as a kid, but unfinished….then I got married. Then we had a loft space converted and I built the baseboards and did a lot of research, but middle son needed a bedroom. Now I have garage studio space, but have no patience left…. and spend to much time blogging a dead horse….. 🙂
October 16, 2012 at 10:47 am
The things that prevent us in our pursuits sometimes…and personally, I’m glad you spend the time with the dead horse, it remains an inspiration to me…so thank you. 🙂
October 17, 2012 at 6:37 am
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