Wasatch Mountains First Snowfall!

We got our first snow storm up in the mountains over the weekend and into Monday morning.  I don’t know the exact totals but I think we ended up with about 4 or 5 inches above 8000 feet.  Although I’ve been busy with that annoying thing called life, I decided to head out and capture some photos of the fall leaves and the fresh dusting of snow.  

Sarah and I headed up Mill Creek Canyon to Mt. Aire.  We probably started a bit late because I only had about 10-15 minutes to shoot photos when I was close to the summit.  I didn’t even have time to officially summit.  Close enough, right?  I was also pleasantly surprised to find a full moon out. 

Although the sunset and moon rise were beautiful, the real excitement started when we headed down.  This was a steep, wet and muddy 2 mile hike to the summit to watch the sunset, which means it was a steep, wet, muddy, cold and dark 2 mile hike down.  We were a mess when we made it back to the car.  This was the type of mud that caked into an inche layer on the bottom of your shoe.  Luckily, we only had two full wipe-outs each.

Mill Creek Canyon from Mt. Aire.  Copyright Nate Young and Crux Photo.Mill Creek Canyon from Mt. Aire.  Copyright Nate Young and Crux Photo.

~ by cruxphoto on September 25, 2007.

6 Responses to “Wasatch Mountains First Snowfall!”

  1. Couldn’t even begin to choose between the sun and the moon. Both have brilliant, beautiful colors. Fantastic captures Nate.

  2. Breathtaking!

  3. Wow Nate, these are pretty amazing, must have been a great site witness.

  4. great shots

  5. New to Word Press and was just wandering around the blog community when i came upon your blog, your photos are all great but i love these shots…simply wonderful.

  6. Thanks guys! It was definitely a beautiful evening. Yorkylass, check back often. I try to post something new at least once a week.

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