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The theme of “Fall” was timed perfectly for this years colors. Being a drought stricken year Utah’s leaves were a bit more subdued than usual and earlier to change and as a result they fell off earlier as well especially in the mountains so with that in mind I decided against driving all the way up the canyon to view empty trees and instead took a hike to a waterfall located in the foothills of the Wasatch mountains just off a major road and behind an upper class neighborhood.
My daughter happened to be off of school for Autumn break and I took her and her best friend along for the short hike. I’ve been to Rocky Mouth Canyon waterfall before, but it was two years ago and in May during the peak of spring runoff so the look and the feel of the falls was quite different. You can see those earlier pictures here (those were all taken with my point and shoot)
As we headed back down I couldn’t resist a look back to capture this series of the falls.
As we walked back down the trail a view of the Salt Lake valley was opened to us this is looking west towards the Oquirrah Mountains and Kennecott’s world famous Bingham Copper mine.
A quick pivot to the north shows us downtown Salt Lake City far off in the distance.
A better view was of all the acorns that had fallen off the trees, and the girls collected quite a number of them (a few of which I used in week 43′s photo challenge-stay tuned).
One last view of the mountainside as we end our hike having had a great time seeing nature, getting in a little excercise, and completing another weeks photo challenge.
Thanks as always for coming along on our journey, I hope you enjoyed the view.