Spring run-off in the Wasatch

This particular location is found just down from the drainage at the lower and west end of Lake Lillian, one of the Sister Lakes in Big Cottonwood Canyon, just south and east of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Lake Lillian overflow in Wasatch Mountains

42 responses

  1. Beautiful picture, beautiful place.

    June 19, 2013 at 7:44 am

    • Thank you, Shimon….truly one of my favorite destinations for hiking in our Wasatch Mountains.

      June 21, 2013 at 6:59 am

  2. It’s beautiful place! Now it’s very hot here( inPoland) and when Im looking at the snow, I feel much better! πŸ˜‰

    June 19, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    • It would seem that you would enjoy a break from the snow in Poland, even if it’s a bit warm….I’m glad you enjoyed the photo, Angie.

      June 21, 2013 at 7:00 am

  3. Water, water everywhere and such a vivid blue sky. You manage to keep my longing for the mountains alive, but I keep reminding myself of the hot and cold that comes with them. πŸ˜€

    June 19, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    • Well, yes, it does get a bit warm here…but it’s still much cooler than other places….. But I’m glad you’ve still got a hankering for the mountains…. πŸ™‚

      June 21, 2013 at 7:01 am

      • One person’s “a bit warm” is another person’s unbearable heat…. The other places don’t even bear mentioning. πŸ˜€

        June 21, 2013 at 10:34 am

        • Well….yeah….perspective and all of that….. πŸ™‚

          June 22, 2013 at 7:32 pm

  4. I’m surprised the water level is not higher than it is with all that snow waiting to melt. What a beautiful day.

    June 19, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    • This is just a little trickle coming out of the lake, Andy…there’s another more quickly running stream just above this one that’s making quite a nice cascade down the mountainside. And yes, it was a beautiful day.

      June 21, 2013 at 7:02 am

  5. All the elements of a perfect landscape, Scott ….mountains, snow, pines and waterfall…. and a great viewpoint to pull them all in.

    June 19, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    • Thank you, John…tried to bring it all together…..

      June 21, 2013 at 7:03 am

  6. It is not only we who have nice, fresh water. Very fresh picture! πŸ™‚

    June 19, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    • No, we get to have some of it, too, Bente. πŸ™‚

      June 21, 2013 at 7:04 am

  7. The mountains are beautiful. I wonder if they’ll still be snow covered in July.

    June 19, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    • The snow is leaving quickly, Allen…it’s been in the 90s down in the valley for most of the past week…I would guess that most of it will be gone pretty soon.

      June 21, 2013 at 7:05 am

  8. Beautiful. Oh, but I do miss Utah (just not the winters!) πŸ™‚

    June 19, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    • Thank you, Linda…it’s still here!

      June 21, 2013 at 7:05 am

  9. Great shot, Scott! . . . as opposed to “Great Scott, shot!”

    Seriously, nicely captured.

    June 19, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    • Thank you, Emilio. πŸ˜‰

      June 21, 2013 at 7:06 am

  10. Lovely shot! I love that fresh, cold, clear water!

    June 19, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    • Thank you, Terry….I love the water, too….it’s streaming over the old glacier pathway here…deep scars in the rock from its passing….

      June 21, 2013 at 7:07 am

  11. A really lovely picture Scott! πŸ™‚

    June 20, 2013 at 12:21 am

    • Thank you, Adrian. πŸ™‚

      June 21, 2013 at 7:07 am

  12. victoriaaphotographyictoria

    Lovely photo. Can almost hear that water splashing down the rocks. Looks so refreshing.

    June 20, 2013 at 3:35 am

    • It was quite refreshing, Vicky…for body and spirit. πŸ™‚

      June 21, 2013 at 7:08 am

  13. Just stumbled across you, Scott and really am enjoying your photographs. The name “Wasatch” caught my eye. I worked on the Anschutz ranch in the Wasatch range, toward the SW corner of WY for awhile, a long, long time ago. I saw my first moose in the Wasatch. Thanks for stirring good memories. I look forward to seeing more!

    June 21, 2013 at 2:19 am

    • Thanks for stopping-by, Dave….and Wasatch is a pretty distinctive name. I’m not familiar with much of Wyoming, but do know that the mountains border it, as well. Glad you enjoyed the memories….will look forward to your visits. Thanks again.

      June 21, 2013 at 7:10 am

  14. That looks like a perfect place to unwind. Beautiful.
    I bet that water is Cold!

    June 21, 2013 at 7:13 am

    • It is very much the perfect place, Karen….and yes, the water was/is Very Cold! πŸ™‚

      June 22, 2013 at 7:33 pm

  15. Great picture Scott beautiful view and lovely place to hang your hat if you had a house there….It looks like the perfect kind of place for a person like me…sometimes I dislike people…alot…lol Kat

    June 22, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    • Well….one of the good things about going off into the canyons and mountains around here, Kat, is that it is very easy to be alone…and if you do happen to stumble across some other people, they are often very much like you, enjoying the beauty and majesty….and solitude. πŸ™‚

      June 27, 2013 at 7:45 pm

  16. You keep getting the mountains in with their foregrounds, everything balances so well…I like the run-off. I can see it was very bright up there. This photo really speaks of PLENTY. Nature’s bounty.

    June 23, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    • I do try to get something from the foreground in there, Lynn…I’ve learned from our friends here that it helps greatly with perspective…and it seems to be working…thank you. πŸ™‚ And yes, nature is very plentiful up there….like a feast……

      June 27, 2013 at 7:47 pm

  17. Beautiful landscape

    June 24, 2013 at 9:53 am

    • It is a wonderful place, Yvonne.

      June 27, 2013 at 7:48 pm

  18. I see water, but not my river … yet. πŸ™‚

    June 24, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    • Hello, dear George…go back a couple more posts to “Crossing Little Cottonwood Canyon Stream.” There’s your river. πŸ™‚

      June 24, 2013 at 12:47 pm

      • Yep, I found her. I knew she would be here. Not as strong as last year, but she’s as beautiful as ever. πŸ™‚

        June 24, 2013 at 1:16 pm

        • I’m glad you found her, George…and yes, so beautiful. πŸ™‚

          June 27, 2013 at 7:49 pm

  19. foreground perhaps even more fascinating than the background, what a great picture!

    June 30, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    • I rather like the foreground, too, Ed…thank you for the nice words.

      July 1, 2013 at 6:27 pm

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