Friday, September 30, 2011

Autum in the Valley

The Valley's beautiful colors continue to deepen over the North Ogden Divide.

Our first session was during a wonderful clear evening as the sun was setting.

Living Above The Clouds

This was taken off of Wolf Creek one early morning before the low clouds burned off.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fall color from the monastery

Took a walk yesterday near the monastery (Abbey of Our Lady of the Holy Trinity, near Huntsville, UT). The colors across the valley are gorgeous!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Color Photo Workshop at Snowbasin and Pineview Reservoir

Photograph by Marla
Photograph by Marla

"The Fall Color photo workshop was a wonderful experience for these inexperienced photographers. The locations were breathtaking and the mentors all very generous with their knowledge. We will do this again."  Collie Bowers & Marla Mott-Smith Bowers

An Evening Hike with the Colors

We are used to hiking in the morning hours but as fall arrives the evening temperatures are so pleasant it makes sense to get out in the evenings. We started hiking the lower trail from the Green Pond trail head on the Snowbasin connecting road at about 5:15 p.m. There were a few folks at the start of the trial, but after the first 500 feet we were by ourselves the rest of the hike. The maples were in fine form! Get out and live.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fall Color Photography Workshop First Day

Workshop Dinner and Meeting at Harley and Buck's before heading out to Color.
Photo by Adam Beehler
Snowbasin Colors are Coming on Strong!
We had great weather for this evening Fall Color Photography session at Snowbasin Resort.  Jim Halay of the Ogden Camera Club served as a great resource for participants, as wells as Lynn Talylor, Cody Taylor and Paul Dennison.  Thank you, Gentlemen!!   Snowbasin is a great location right now  - head up there in mornings for a rainbow of color near the lodge and on hikes up the mountain.

Light Painting at Pineview Reservoir
Just for fun after dark, Paul Dennison of the Ogden Camera Club taught us the fine points of Light Painting. Great fun!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Autumn Foliage Reflections on Pineview Reservoir

Early morning color on Pineview Reservoir - looking at Snowbasin as we kayaked across the lake EARLY in the morning to help with swimming safety patrol during the XTERRA USA Championship Triathlon.  Waiting for final results...

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall Colors at Snowbasin for Photography

Successful scouting for colors for the Fall Color Photography Workshop tomorrow!

Huntsville, UT Autumn Colors on Que

On Pineview Reservoir, the yellows are starting to appear.  This beach is accessible from the Middle Inlet (park near gate and walk in).  Blue skies and calm water are very inviting!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Autumn Begins Tomorrow

On Friday, September 23 at 9:02 Mountain time autumn will arrive in the Ogden Valley! Drove over Trappers Loop yesterday and the maples were starting to burn with fall color. They went from green to brilliant red in just a few days so don't delay your fall color get-a-way! It's time to get out and enjoy 360 degrees of natural adventure.

The Xterra National Championships take place this weekend - swim in Ogden Valley's favorite water, Pineview; bike up Wheeler and Sardine Canyon trails to Snowbasin; and then a trail run up and around Snowbasin. It will be the first off road triathlon for Lance Armstrong since his retirement from road cycling. Athletes will be here from around the world. Snowbasin will have two bbq's and the gondola running so come on out and enjoy all the Ogden Valley has to offer.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ogden Canyon, UT, Fall Colors are Starting to Appear

Take a drive through Ogden Canyon ( between Ogden City and Eden) and look up - you will see some smatterings of red appearing. This is the precursor to color in Ogden Valley (Eden and Huntsville area).  Overall, the color change is about two weeks behind - this is usually the peak weekend. Stay tuned for more color updates!  Fall Color Photography Workshop - Oct 8th will be awesome!