to have a slanted view…

…is not necessarily a bad thing.  My son and I had just completed the half circle trail around the base of Mt Raymond, the prominence toward the right of the image, and were making our way down Bowman Fork and back into Millcreek Canyon.  The slope where you can see my son walking is down from another mountain feature that has been named “Gobbler’s Knob” because of the wild turkeys that used to be found in the area.

Mt Raymond from Bowman Fork Trail

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28 responses

  1. …your photo is really engaging, I would love to take that walk.

    July 20, 2013 at 7:09 am

    • I’m glad you enjoyed the photo, Charlie…I’ve been on the trail a few different times now, and I think this bold Spring/Summer hike was one of the most pleasant…I’m pretty sure you’d enjoy it. 🙂

      July 25, 2013 at 7:01 am

  2. Always impressed with just how BIG these places are.

    July 20, 2013 at 8:39 am

    • It’s astounding sometimes.

      July 25, 2013 at 7:02 am

  3. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography)

    That…….is…….one……..steep……walk ! (but lovely all the same).

    July 20, 2013 at 9:11 am

    • Yes, but the trail was pretty easy to navigate…and it being lovely is certainly a bonus for being out there.

      July 25, 2013 at 7:03 am

  4. Fabulous picture. Amazing scale Scott. It does help to have the odd figure in the pictures. 🙂

    July 20, 2013 at 10:38 am

    • Thank you, Adrian…the figure certainly enhances the perception of scale…and this one’s pretty good company, too. 🙂

      July 25, 2013 at 7:04 am

  5. I’m really glad you & your son are getting out and enjoying the mountains this summer. The slant is wonderful and I like the way the path is barely visible from “here.” Are there berries up there?

    July 20, 2013 at 10:51 am

    • There were many places along the way where the trail was barely visible when we were standing right on top of it…the fullness of the brush and wildflowers was incredible…had to just keep walking forward and let our feet find the trail….. I’ve only seen berries in a couple of places, Lynn…mostly raspberries, but I’ve only found them in the pine/fir forests….

      July 25, 2013 at 7:07 am

  6. It’s a wonder he manages to remain vertical. 😉 Such a gorgeous area you have there in your back yard. And we are so lucky to get to see it through your lens.

    July 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    • Yep, it would be a bit of a tumble if he lost his footing sideways. 😉 And yes, it is quite a beautiful backyard, Gunta…I’m happy you get to share in it through the photos…..

      July 25, 2013 at 7:09 am

  7. Reblogged this on relocate2utah and commented:
    Utah’s natural beauty!

    July 20, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    • Thank you for the reblog. 🙂

      July 20, 2013 at 9:17 pm

  8. I love hiking on sections of trail like that! This is a very pretty one!

    July 20, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    • The openness or expanse was wonderful…and the downward grade toward the end of a rather long hike was quite welcome. 🙂

      July 25, 2013 at 7:11 am

  9. I can hear my knees popping just thinking about it.

    July 21, 2013 at 7:53 am

    • Definitely had some tired knees afterward, Allen…but well worth it. 🙂

      July 25, 2013 at 7:11 am

  10. Gorgeous Scott! What a wonderful hike!

    July 22, 2013 at 5:22 am

    • Thank you, Laura…and it certainly was a wonderful hike. 🙂

      July 25, 2013 at 7:12 am

  11. That is very ‘Alpine’ Scott. I can remember a sector with views very similar to that when I backpacked round Mont Blanc. The figure does help to provide a sense of scale.

    July 22, 2013 at 11:46 am

    • Seems like you’ll be freshening those memories any time now, Andy….you’re in that area again, right? Or close by, anyway?

      July 25, 2013 at 7:14 am

  12. Must have been an amazing hike! Must feel strange on your legs when you come back to level ground! Are the turkeys still around?

    July 22, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    • This was during the last 2-3 miles of a 15-16 mile hike, Susan….so the legs were feeling a bit strange already! And I really don’t know about the turkeys…I haven’t seen any for myself out there, and what I’ve read seemed to indicate that there *used to be* turkeys in the area….

      July 25, 2013 at 7:17 am

  13. The trees grow slanted! How lovely to see them on this slope. I like.

    July 26, 2013 at 11:31 pm

  14. It does look a little funny, George…especially if you turn the picture so that the ground is level. 🙂 I’m glad you like it.

    July 29, 2013 at 5:52 pm

  15. A slanted view can be a very good thing. This really demonstrates the grade. You must be in excellent condition with all that mountain hiking!

    July 31, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    • You don’t really notice the sharp angle while hiking across the expanse, but when you turn around and look back at what you’ve just crossed, it’s incredible.

      August 13, 2013 at 6:44 am

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