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.....|
We enjoyed hiking up Brighton's Lake Mary trail. It was really beautiful. Hard on the knees coming down, but worth it.
|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!