We are busy scouting out places for a whole family picture. We want to have some of the red maples, yellow aspen and green evergreen trees, rocky mountains and maybe some small lake in the background. I don’t ask for much do I?
So we’ve been out on hikes in our gorgeous Utah mountains surrounding the ski areas of Alta, Snowbird and Brighton Resorts. Here are a few great pics I got.
|Here is the beginning of the trail…just to the right up is the ski lift at Brighton Ski Resort Hike….|
|It is weird that the hiking trail is all through a ski resort! So nice of them to let us do this!|
|the first real landing we came to… it was hard hiking straight up for most of it!|
|Almost to the pasture area of Dog Lake…This would be a perfect shot if there were more wildflowers or more color….|
|We saw a family of 4 moose on the Dog Lake Hike…|
|On a rock at Dog Lake….that’s the first lake you come to…it’s tiny but picturesque|
|PHOTO OP! This is getting blown up to an 8 x 10 for sure! Beautiful Dog Lake Hiking….|
|You can see several of the moose we saw…a buck in the background…..they didn’t seem to mind us at all…..|
|The hubs and I…|
|A close up of the baby moose….so cute!|
|There were a few wildflowers here and there….October would probably be even prettier!|
|We got close and took a shot of the mama right, and baby, left. Then we got outta there! We don’t want a charging moose mama marring our hike! Yeah…getting impaled by a moose? Not so fun….|
|Now if I could only get my whole family on top of this hill…what a great shot this would be!|
|When I turned around to see how high we were I almost fell off the rock! Scared of heights EEK!|
|Can you see the waterfall just to the left of us….it was so loud!|
|We saw 6 moose in all …this was a mom with a baby nearby we saw on the way back…..They were bedding down for the night under a tree….so sweet!|
|We set up the tripod again at Mary’s Lake…. another good shot!|
|Lots of granite rock everywhere….at Mary’s Lake in Utah….|
|Mary’s Lake….peaceful and rocky….|
|Last part of the trail down….it was sunset almost….everything was so cool…..|
|Some of the wildflowers we saw…..|
|Brighton Ski Resort hiking in the summer…super fun half day trip! Very easy too…..I think 5 year olds could do it….
It took us about 2 1/2 hours start to finish and we sat around the lake a half hour just enjoying it all…..Try it!