June 4, 2015: Some Recent Photos
Here are a few shots taken over the last few weeks around northern Utah.
The Rain Has Subsided
For those of you in Utah, you know we had a very rainy month of May with nearly every day getting precipitation. It all ended one evening with a major downpour, probably the heaviest rain I have seen in Salt Lake. The storm didn’t last long and started clearing quickly, leaving this gorgeous scene below just as the sun set. Be sure to check out my post about clouds if you’d like to see more cool shots of the sky from last month.
Broads Fork Trail
As the rainy weather of May finally came to an end, the summer weather and temperatures moved in virtually overnight. I wish it were more gradual. But I took a nice hike up Broads Fork in Big Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake City. This trail is shady and has some nice falls on it. It is about 7 miles round trip from the trail head and can get steep. I am looking forward to many more hikes this summer.
Draper, Utah and Mount Timpanogos
Mount Timpanogos is one of the most prominent peaks in the state. The Alpine Loop and areas around the mountain offer endless recreation opportunities. Here’s a view of the mountain from the Salt Lake Valley with Draper, Utah in the foreground.
Salt Lake City Sunset
Salt Lake City is lucky to have some of the most beautiful sunsets anywhere. Last night I was hoping to catch one but wasn’t sure if it would work out with a passing storm over the lake. Luckily, a slice of sky opened up to catch a small glimpse. Below is the freeway interchange at the mouth of Parley’s Canyon.