Twin Peaks from afar…in September

A few months ago, I hiked up Porter Fork from its trail-head in Millcreek Canyon, essentially did the loop or horseshoe-shaped trail around Mt. Raymond, and then went down Bowman Fork back to its trail-head in Millcreek Canyon.  Near the base of Mt. Raymond, which is technically on the north side of Big Cottonwood Canyon and faces south, you can see into the other drainages or tributary canyons that lie perpendicular and head in a southerly direction from Big Cottonwood Canyon, which runs east and west; I hope all of that makes sense.  At any rate, you can see Twin Peaks (11,330/11,328 ft) near the top center of this image…the drainage that is down and slightly to the left of the peaks is Broads Fork…and if you take the ridge-line to the left, you might notice Dromedary Peak (11,107 ft) as the last prominence…which you might remember is just above and to the right/west of Lake Blanche and the other Sister Lakes…and lie in the drainage called, Mill B South.  When I’m out hiking, I always find it fascinating to encounter new views or perspectives of the places I’ve visited in the mountains and canyons…such wonderful and beautiful places…..

To see more images of Twin Peaks, Broads Fork, Dromedary Peak, and Lake Blanche, you can scroll down and utilize the “Search” feature near the end of the page to locate several posts about those subjects.

Twin Peaks from afar in September

18 responses

  1. it’s stunning specialy the warmth of the trees and the chill of the mountain with in same frame …gorgeous

    February 6, 2013 at 7:09 am

    • Thank you, Soma…it is truly a wonderful place to be.

      February 13, 2013 at 8:00 am

  2. Great colors!!!

    February 6, 2013 at 8:50 am

    • Thank you, Lazaro!

      February 13, 2013 at 8:01 am

  3. Marvellous view point, Scott. It’s great to imagine being there and hearing the rustling of the cool wind in the trees and the feel of the sun on my cheek. Today it’s been just like that and despite the chill air, the sun was warm on our faces as we walked.

    You must have walked a good few miles on this hike…on a beautiful day.

    February 6, 2013 at 8:59 am

    • It was a sensory-heaven, John…all of those things you mentioned…and how nice that things cleared-up for you in the Isles, as well. I can hear you chomping at the bit for your upcoming travels, too…in those warmer climes…. 😉

      And yes, it was quite a hike up there and around the mountain…on a beautiful day…..

      February 13, 2013 at 8:03 am

  4. Lovely light and contrasting colours and warmth.

    February 6, 2013 at 9:27 am

    • Thank you, Meanderer…the rich contrast……

      February 13, 2013 at 8:04 am

  5. Beautiful light on those…aspens? And the way their line echoes the mountain silhouette is nice. These are places pretty close to SLC, aren’t they? Just east of it?

    February 6, 2013 at 10:16 am

    • Yes, those are aspen trees, Lynn…and it was a nice treasure finding them there beneath the line of mountains. And you are correct, these mountains form the eastern boundary of the greater Salt Lake valley and the canyons run eastward into them. This particular canyon, Big Cottonwood, is the middle of the three significant canyons that run into the Wasatch Mountains from the Valley…and it also goes all of the way through the range, with a road coming out at Park City, if you’re familiar with that locale.

      February 13, 2013 at 8:08 am

  6. The trees were beautiful then.

    February 6, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    • Yes, they were, Allen…and shall be again. 🙂

      February 13, 2013 at 8:08 am

  7. Beautiful, lush image. Draws me right back to times I’ve been in similar places…. with the warmth of the sun and the cooling breeze and the lovely scents…

    February 6, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    • Thank you, Gunta…and yes, it is and was all of those things…and wonderfully so. I’m glad you enjoyed the little flash from the past. 😉

      February 13, 2013 at 8:10 am

  8. Beautiful Scott. A dose of golden aspens was just what I needed to day!

    February 7, 2013 at 4:15 am

    • Thank you, Erica…I’m glad I could help your Idaho heart. 🙂

      February 13, 2013 at 8:10 am

  9. Great shot! I also enjoy seeing new perspectives of familiar terrain and do so frequently here. It makes the whole picture fit, doesn’t it!

    February 7, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    • Thank you, Terry…this is something I enjoy more and more as I become more familiar with the geography out here, picking-out landmarks, confirming where I believe I am by recognizing what’s around me, even at a greater distance…and yes, it does make the whole picture!

      February 13, 2013 at 8:13 am

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