Across the street from Lisa Falls is one of the entrances to the Little Cottonwood Canyon Trail. We only did a short hike since it was getting close to lunch and we were already hungry.
We came across a river with a little bit of water flowing so we followed it for a while.
A short video of the water coming down the rocks.
We saw these red bugs all along the trail but I couldn’t find any info on them. Does anyone know what they are? They were everywhere.
More from our hike in Little Cottonwood Canyon in October.
Brett and I spent a week in Utah earlier this month for vacation. We spent several days in Park City hiking around the mountains and several days in Salt Lake City seeing the sights and visiting a few parks. It was our first visit to the state. Our plan was to go after the summer crowds were gone but before snow season started. Brett has been to Park City several times skiing but had not been when there was no snow on the ground. Since it was Park City’s slowest month, it felt like we had the whole town to ourselves and the best part was it was peak fall leaf season. Everywhere you looked you saw a blanket of yellow, orange, red and even pink. Our first morning we got out early and drove through Cottonwood Canyon to hike at Donut Falls. I kept making Brett stop to take pictures along the way and most of the ones below were taken through the windshield while we were moving.
Leaving Park City, you could see the outline of the ski slopes.
More to come on this amazing trip.
I get to the small park and see this. Fall colors everywhere.
The bald cyress trees had started to turn colors. It’s the only fall leaves I’ve seen in this area so far this season.
The park looked pretty with all of the colors around the lake and small marsh ponds.
I didn’t see many birds there but ran into the above walking around the edge of the lake in pine straw.
One of the few birds I saw besides limpkins at the park. The above little blue heron was looking for a snack.
It looks like he’s got a green worm of some sort.
The sun started peeking out about halfway through my walk. I was out running much-needed errands and decided to stop and do a quick walk around Kapok Park. I hadn’t been in months. The fall colors were a treat. I looked around for the owls who usually spend the winter there but could not find them. It’s a needle in a haystack with all of the big oak and pine trees there. Another lady was also looking. She had seen one there a few days earlier so we know they’re around. Without finding them, I had to leave and finish my errands.
My attempt at catching falling leaves.
It wasn’t peak season yet but there were still some pockets of fall colors.
Red was the most predominant color so far.
It was just the beginning. In a few weeks, the city will be covered in orange, yellow and red.
Downtown Atlanta in the far distance. This was taken in Vinings at one of the office building on top of the little Vinings mountain. Hubby’s parents live close behind the red roof in the middle.
Same spot but looking at Buckhead in the distance.
It was a very quick trip to Atlanta to visit the in-laws. Hubby’s dad had just gotten out of the hospital with back surgery. All went well and we were back in the heat and humidity of Tampa days later. I did manage to sneak off for a few hours to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. More on that later.
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