Sunday evening we drove up Big Cottonwood Canyon to see if any fall colors were still around, nothing to see. But the moon was rising at the time and it came up directly over the Majestic lift area.
Last Saturday evening we celebrated our 17 year wedding anniversary by having some banh mi at Oh Mai and then hiking the Lake Mary trail at Brighton. This was my second time and J’s first. While we are not hikers, we are slowly figuring out our style. A slow, steady pace in cooler evening temps is what works best for us.
I spotted this bare tree up on the top of a small hill towards the top of the trail. From below the tree, the angle was cool and the tree stuck out against the cloudless sky really nicely, especially in black and white.
We spent Sunday evening up at the Solitude Nordic Center in Brighton. We thought it wouldn’t be too busy on a Sunday night, it was a little busy, mostly just loud. People talk, yell and converse as if the whole area should want to hear their bullshit, LOL.
I did manage to get a long exposure photo and a faux 70’s style photo of the area. Always fun walking around the little lake there, loud mouths or not.
This past weekend we drove up Big Cottonwood Canyon to Brighton. J had been wanting to take a walk around the Solitude Nordic Center since it had opened back up to the public for walking/hiking as of Easter weekend. There was plenty of hard packed snow left on the ground, so it wasn’t too hard to walk on with boots. We were pretty much out there by ourselves for the most part. We only saw a handful of people, including a lady on snow shoes and a man on skis. It was pretty quiet the whole time, besides the birds chirping.
I brought a handful of G.I. Joes to photograph in the snow. I think I have about four usable photos that I can post over the next few months. I was also testing out my camera’s ‘jpg-only monochrome picture style’ for kicks. I ended up getting a decent shot of some trees.
Walking around the Nordic Center is always a fun way to relax on the weekends. Check it out if you’ve never been.