Posts tagged “Butler Fork

“Imperfect Men”

“It has been said that trees are imperfect men, and seem to bemoan their imprisonment rooted in the ground. But they never seem so to me. I never saw a discontented tree.  They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.  They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!” – John Muir

Aspen in the sky

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Mountain Ash of Butler Fork

Mountain Ash and Aspen in Butler Fork


intersection

My kind of traffic jam…Baker’s Pass, as viewed from the trail (bottom left) that leads to the summit of Mt Raymond.  This is one of the few trail junctions that I’ve found here in the Wasatch Mountains that provides so many choices for destinations.  This particular spot is approximately four miles from the nearest trail-head, so at minimum, it’s roughly midpoint for an eight-mile hike.  If you head toward the upper right, the trail leads to the top of Gobblers Knob…if you follow the one toward the upper left, the trail goes down into Bowman Fork…and if you go toward the bottom right, you could either go back down into Butler Fork…a little further and down into Mill B North…or past those two selections and head west around Mt Raymond itself and then down into Porter Fork…and there are still further options from there.

Trail intersection at Baker's Pass, Wasatch Mountains, Utah


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Aspen corridor

Aspen sunrise


Golden Fall…in quartet

Some final images, maybe, of our quickly fading Fall….


Fall Perspectives of Mill A Basin

Our mountain images of Fall can have such stark contrasts sometimes…the below image is from October of this year, looking across Mill A Basin and out into Big Cottonwood Canyon….

Mill A Basin in October 2013

…and this last image is looking across the basin from a slightly different angle…just by turning to the right a few degrees…but taken in September of last year when all of the Aspen were still covered in their golden robes…..

Mill A Basin in September 2012

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Maple seeds highlighted by the rising sun….

Maple seeds at sunrise


did you ever…

…look at things is if you might never see them again…?

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I imagine that we would see those things with a certain richness…

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…one that would surpass the experience of when we first saw them.

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I think it would be bittersweet, as well…

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…for while we would be sad that we would never see them again, we would be joyous that we had ever beheld them at all….

Dried wildflowers 3


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touch of red

mountain ash and aspen in fall


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Wasatch Mountain Wonderful

Wasatch Mountain Fall Panorama