Antelope Island beyond Grandeur Peak

When hiking in the Wasatch Mountains, depending upon one’s elevation, one can see past the mountaintops and into the beyond…and in this case, out into the Great Salt Lake…where one can discern the familiar silhouette image of Antelope Island…approximately 30 miles to the north and west.

I made this image from the mountainside in Bowman Fork, one of the tributary drainages that run south from Millcreek Canyon…just east of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Antelope Island beyond Grandeur Peak

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32 responses

  1. Heartafire

    Magnificaent!

    August 15, 2013 at 7:47 am

    • Thanks, Hollie…it rather strikes me in the same way. It’s hard to hike sometimes with a view like that in front of me….

      August 21, 2013 at 7:00 am

      • Heartafire

        It must have been an awesome experience!

        August 21, 2013 at 8:19 am

        • It certainly was. πŸ™‚

          August 22, 2013 at 6:17 pm

  2. Great, and brings back memories of the year I lived in SLC. Antelope Island at sunrise, when the dawn’s light shines pink on the snow-capped top, is an exquisite vision, as are the aspens in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Thanks for the walk down memory lane today.

    August 15, 2013 at 8:45 am

    • I’m glad you enjoyed the memories, babsje…and yes, it’s a wonderful place, here in the mountains. Thank you for visiting.

      August 21, 2013 at 7:01 am

      • You’re welcome! πŸ™‚

        August 21, 2013 at 7:49 am

  3. Amazingly beautiful, the architecture of our earth.

    August 15, 2013 at 9:32 am

    • Just like that, basiga…well-chosen words. πŸ™‚

      August 21, 2013 at 7:02 am

  4. I love the depth in this picture Scott. What a stunning view!

    August 15, 2013 at 9:37 am

    • I could sit there for hours, Adrian, just staring at it, soaking it all in.

      August 21, 2013 at 7:03 am

  5. So lovely, so serene, yet it reminds me somewhat of my rolling waves… Mine are a bit easier to get to? πŸ˜‰

    August 15, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    • Indeed, Gunta, there is definitely a bit of the rolling waves to be seen here among the mountains, especially when looking across the canyons. And I think you’re correct…yours are a bit more accessible. πŸ™‚

      August 16, 2013 at 6:46 am

  6. It’s a beautiful area!

    August 15, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    • It sure is, Allen….

      August 21, 2013 at 7:04 am

  7. Beautiful mountain tops! They sure look nice and green!

    August 15, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    • The beautiful greenery is the reward for such a long winter. πŸ™‚

      August 21, 2013 at 7:05 am

  8. Hi Scott, I hope you are enjoying your weekend.
    I bet there aren’t many planets in the universe with a view like that…….though it would be interesting to go and find out…

    August 17, 2013 at 10:23 am

    • Good morning, John…we did have a very nice weekend. My son was visiting and we shared several hours together out in the mountains. And yes, it would be interesting to go and find out if there are more beautiful planets like ours out there in the great, wide universe…very interesting…exciting…and it would be quite a long drive, too. πŸ™‚

      August 21, 2013 at 7:07 am

      • ….the scenery would be boring for the first thirty thousand light years……and no gas stations…..don’t think I could hold out that long.

        August 21, 2013 at 7:15 am

        • Hmm…but we’d be traveling so fast that we wouldn’t see much of the passing scenery, John…and I’d bet that they would have accommodations for those of us who couldn’t hold out that long. πŸ˜‰

          August 21, 2013 at 10:19 pm

          • We could grab a sandwich at the restaurant at the end of the universe. Anchovy and cucumber, or whatever. I hear that the local tart is good…….if you are limber…..

            August 22, 2013 at 4:46 am

          • Those damn tarts…good only if you’re limber…strange how cherries and apples can require that of someone nowadays…. πŸ™‚

            August 22, 2013 at 5:58 pm

          • In zero G you have to catch the tarts first, then hold them down….

            August 23, 2013 at 3:03 am

          • Ah….but not the cucumber and anchovy sandwich?

            August 23, 2013 at 6:39 am

          • Get real. Who wants cucumber and anchovy when there are tarts to be had.

            August 23, 2013 at 9:38 am

          • I agree…but you mentioned it, so…..

            August 23, 2013 at 9:56 am

          • O.K……o.k.
            Forget the food…….have you seen the view…
            Almost as good as……

            August 23, 2013 at 10:16 am

  9. That’s an image to gladden the heart….

    David.

    August 21, 2013 at 2:37 am

    • Thanks, David. How nice that you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

      August 21, 2013 at 7:08 am

  10. So … uninhabited. I guess that’s how I always feel when I see images of mountains that seem to go on forever. I also always think of the pioneers who had no idea what lay beyond them. It must have been daunting to say the least. You would know that you couldn’t stay. You had to move on regardless. I suppose there was more wildlife then to sustain them. I just cannot imagine crossing.

    August 21, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    • Yes, so uninhabited, George…so inviting. From the comfort of the desk in my family room, I offer that I would love to have been among those pioneers who saw these mountains for the first time. It’s a compelling thought to me…..

      August 22, 2013 at 6:14 pm

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