Sunday, August 3, 2008

Glorious Hiking!

Yesterday, Ben, Jack and I embarked on an adventure to Lake Mary and Lake Catherine located up Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. The trail head began at Brighton Ski slopes. Well, I might run frequently and dance but I am rather out of shape when it comes to hiking. The hike we did the other week up Diamond Fork Canyon was easier than this one. The first stretch of the hike winded us considerably but after a while we developed a rhythm. The sites were majestic and glorious. The lakes were deep and clear, filled with wonders.

Once we arrived at Lake Catherine, the third lake, we found a comfortable spot and had a picnic then Ben fished a little while Jack and I examined wild flowers. Much to Ben's happiness he caught a beautiful little Brook Trout, a feisty little fellow with vibrant colors. On the way down we were lucky enough to see a huge bull moose. He was on the other side of the lake so we felt safe and thrilled to witness such a creature. The entire journey we were accompanied by little ground squirrels scurrying across our path, it was lovely to see Jack watch them with inquisitive eyes.

Lake Mary

Lake Mary

The Second Lake (I don't know the name)

Jack with food in his teeth- Yum!

Ben fishing at Lake Catherine

Beautiful Brook Trout

Inside of a wild plant

Being in the wilderness bring me such joy and the words of a much loved hymn spring to mind;

For the beauty of the earth,

For the beauty of the skies,

For the love which from our birth

Over and around us lies,

Lord of all, to thee we raise

This our grateful hymn of praise.

How wonderful it is to have the means and opportunity to embrace such beautiful landscapes, they remind me of my eternal creator and my eternal potential.

Some Wild Flowers



Lisa said...

Jess, thanks for sharing your pictures. I love them! You have quite a talent. :)

Kimberly Presbury said...

Glad you had a great time! It looks beautiful up there, i've never heard of those two lakes...

Michelle said...

Great pictures Jess, are you taking lessons or are you just naturally talented? I know the answer to that, you are just naturally talented!

Lesley-Ann said...

Wow I didn't know you had such beauty so close to you. How long did it take you to drive there? And then how long did you walk for?

Debs said...

What a lovely posting - loved the photos!

carolyn browning said...

I keep meaning to comment on what a talent you have when it comes to photography, especially of flowers!!! Have you ever thought of making a career out of it?? Love you, Mom

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