Posts tagged “Great Western Trail

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flashback to summer

Wasatch Mountain Wildflowers on Great Western Trail

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Lake Desolation from above….

You saw the mountainside flower garden just below the other side of the ridge here…and the image below is what you can see when you look down the ridge in the opposite direction.  From approximately 9,600 feet in elevation, you can see out through Millcreek Canyon, clear across the Salt Lake Valley, and visualize the open pit mine on the eastern face of the Oquirrh Mountains…the western geographical boundary of the Valley….

Lake Desolation from above


Silhouette….


Aspen, too….


Fallen Sentinel

No longer the guardian of the Wood…he is returning to the earth…from whence he came….


Cloud Halo…?

Walking the Great Western Trail from above Desolation Lake toward Guardsman Pass in the Wasatch Mountains, I happened to uncautiously look up from the steeply slanted snowbank that I was crossing and had to quickly steady myself from falling backwards as I stood upright and gazed at the strange clouds above me….

Another mile or so down the trail, I happened to look up again and off to the east beyond the mountains and found that the cloud was slowly dispersing….