Driving the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway

Today, on 6/10/17, I took a drive through the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway to see how it looked. Most of the snow is melted at around 7000-8000ft, while a great amount of snow still tops of the land at 10k feet. Maybe another month and the snow will be fully melted from the higher elevations.

The following images are Bald Mountain, Pass Lake, Overlook view, Provo River Falls and one of the many road side waterfalls coming out of the forest. All images were photographed with a cell phone. (I didn’t feel like using the real camera for roadside views)

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A Pair of Curious Red Fox Kits

in 2015 I went to the Uinta Mountains and got the chance to photograph a Red Fox family. I took my son along, who seemed thrilled at watching the youngsters playing; we sat in the sagebrush, a good ways from the foxes, so as to not disturb them. However, my son had to move from his spot on a rock, which caused the foxes to stop playing and look our direction to see what the noise was. They stared for a few moments before going back to playing, then later disappearing into the den.

This image has been well received and featured in an issue of Wild Planet Photo Magazine. It’s available for sale at my Fine Art America Shop.

Here’s an image of my son holding the image as a 12×18 framed print.


Alpen Glow over Hayden Peak

Mirror Lake Alpen Glow Sunset

Hayden Peak sits within the Uinta Mountains of Utah, along the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway – 50 miles of pure outdoors, surrounded by mountains and wildlife. It’s only open between May-September and is frequented by backpackers and campers. The scene above was photographed from Mirror Lake(the most popular lake along the byway).

That evening I almost lost my gear to the lake; I was setting up my camera and tripod and lost my footing in the rocks and the tripod went falling towards the water. Luckily, I regained my composure and caught the tripod before it went under.

This is one of my favorite shots; probably due to the fact that it was the first time I had camped at Mirror Lake. I’m sure if I were to camp there again, I’d find more compelling compositions.

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