Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wasatch Mountains, Utah

Wasatch Mountains, Utah

The Wasatch Mountains are a verdant range of massive peaks that loom above Sandy, Utah. Rising out of the nearby desert, they form an impressive barrier insulating the secluded corridor from the rest of the world.

The serene hillsides are laced with steep switchbacks that reward the tired traveler with shimmering, blue lakes. Tumbling down from above tree line, raging torrents form hidden waterfalls that are difficult to discover.

Mornings are warm and peaceful with only the sound of birds singing in the brush. Up here, darkness doesn’t go down without a fight so seeing those first rays of light in the Wasatch are always an ethereal experience.

6 comments:

  1. I love the Wasatch Mountains. Graduated from Murray HS in the Salt Lake Valley so saw the all the time. Thanks for posting Dan!

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    1. That's so cool. We have visited Sandy a couple of times and I like to go hiking up in Bell's Canyon.

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  2. This is the greenest picture I've seen of mountains on your blog. Does this area get more rain or hold the moisture better? Maui Jungalow

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    1. These mountains in Utah are very lush and green almost like a jungle habitat so they're different from our drier Rocky Mountains in Colorado. I would have to do some more research as to why that is. They actually border a vast and desolate desert.

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  3. Heading to SLC in July!!! Can't wait! Home sweet home...just for a visit anyway

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