Gobbler’s Knob from afar….

This bit of bowl-shaped terrain in the distance was named “Gobblers’ Knob,” supposedly, because of the abundance of wild turkeys found in the vicinity….  I made the photo from the trail on the opposite slope heading toward Grandeur Peak in Millcreek Canyon…another part of the Wasatch Mountain range that forms the eastern border of the greater Salt Lake Valley.  ‘Twas a beautiful winter morn’.

Gobbler's Knob from afar


24 responses

  1. Great photo, Scott. Thanks.

    March 6, 2013 at 7:11 am

    • Thank you very much…and you’re welcome, too. 🙂

      March 9, 2013 at 2:05 pm

  2. What a spectacular view! I love those little footprints in the snow, nice detail.

    March 6, 2013 at 7:13 am

    • Those footprints do add something, don’t they? Thank you, Susan.

      March 9, 2013 at 2:06 pm

  3. Lovely composition. Smashing view Scott! 🙂

    March 6, 2013 at 8:09 am

    • Thank you, Adrian…and yes, that is quite a view, isn’t it? 🙂

      March 9, 2013 at 2:06 pm

  4. Beautiful composition. I love the contrast between the more rugged landscape on the left and the softer snowy landscape on the right.

    March 6, 2013 at 9:56 am

    • Hello Meanderer…and yes, there are so many contrasts out there…so many marvels of nature and geology…and simply being alive…thank you. 🙂

      March 9, 2013 at 2:20 pm

  5. Wow, that doesn’t look like the kind of turkey habitat I’m used to! It’s a beautiful shot, and those tracks are perfect. Do I see snowshoe-ers there?

    March 6, 2013 at 10:17 am

    • That’s been my thought, as well, Lynn…I imagined turkeys being more near forested areas that had fairly open areas of flat grassy fields nearby…. I’m not sure there are snowshoe-ers nearby…I think those are animal prints.

      March 9, 2013 at 2:22 pm

  6. Beautiful!

    March 6, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    • Thank you, Yvonne. 🙂

      March 9, 2013 at 2:23 pm

  7. Such a nice blue sky offset by all that white stuff. Nice shot Scott.

    March 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    • Thank you very much, Gunta. 🙂

      March 9, 2013 at 2:23 pm

  8. Does one ski Gobbler’s Knob?
    Btw.. Great name.

    March 6, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    • I imagine that folks do go out there and take-in some back-country skiing, Yaakov…after quite a hike to get there. I have something of an aversion to going to such places during the winter, as I’m most often alone on my hikes and the avalanche potential changes near daily, so I haven’t been to that particular area or close enough to it to actually see if skiers frequent it….

      March 9, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      • I see.
        That sounds intense. I imagine that there are other mountains in the area… Safer ones…
        Great pictures.

        March 9, 2013 at 5:32 pm

        • Yes, can be intense…and yes, there are safer places to hike. I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures…thank you, Yaakov.

          March 11, 2013 at 6:23 pm

  9. Good to have the footprints there-they give a sense of scale.

    March 7, 2013 at 4:49 am

    • They sure do, Allen.

      March 9, 2013 at 2:28 pm

  10. Shadows and footprints. The movement in the foreground of this photograph is really special, Scott. That slope looks so welcoming.
    I love this one.

    March 9, 2013 at 9:09 am

  11. Thank you very much, Karen. I’m glad you like it. 🙂

    March 9, 2013 at 2:30 pm

  12. What gorgeous winter photos. they are amazing photos that are just plain fun to look at.

    March 12, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    • Hey Charlie, thanks for stopping-by…I’m glad you enjoyed the photos.

      March 14, 2013 at 8:01 pm

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