Posts tagged “Mineral Fork Canyon

sometimes we need this….

OK, maybe it’s just me…sometimes I need this…like an ache or a hunger, a yearning, a desire, a want…yes, a want…a place where we can ask questions of the ether and the answers come to us in the whisper of a breeze or in the light ticking of aspen leaves against their fellows, tiny golden hands clapping so softly that we might imagine hearing them in a dream…or they come to us in the peace that the intensely enormous awesomeness of it all confers on us by simply being there….

You might remember the image, as I’m sure I shared it after my hike.  This is Mineral Fork in October, 2011…one of the tributary canyons that extend south from Big Cottonwood Canyon in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah…just south and east of Salt Lake City.

Mineral Fork Trail in Fall Glory, October 2011

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Mountains and Clouds


We clove the Earth…

…and robbed her treasures…hidden things that meant nothing until they were found…and now they’re gone, and gone away…the precious mystery revealed and now nothing remains…save the ever weeping scar….


Mineral Fork Canyon and Fall Colors

I think this might have been the most intensely colorful hike that I have taken in my short 14 months here in the Salt Lake area.  It was incredible….

 There are actually people on this trail…you can see them better if you click on the photo and then zoom in…but they are there…for whoever might be concerned that there aren’t enough people in my pictures….