Saturday, January 9, 2016

Nice Views for Wasangeles

It was another busy Saturday in Wasangeles today with full parking lots, cars lining the canyon highway, etc.  As Yogi Berra once said, "nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded."

Nevertheless, there was some beautiful scenery to take in when the sun poked out, including these snow-covered trees.  This looks like rime or hoar frost, but most of the white on these trees is just a coating of remarkably adhesive snow.  A tap of the pole and it fell right off. 

Although accumulations were pretty much nil during the day, our dendritic friends did make the occasional appearance.

1 comment:

  1. nice shots! Today's snow was gorgeous. Most parts of the Wasatch outside the Cottonwoods have no crowds at all. In the mountains above Provo I was the first one this week to make a cross-country ski track from Rock Canyon campground to Squaw peak trail. No need for car, just bike to RC trailhead and put on the skis. And once up on the Squaw peak trail, there was a fresh track from one snowmobile - just enough to keep me moving fast - and I didn't meet any other human being for the rest of the day ... Many Americans are so busy they don't have the time to walk or ski further than a couple of mile away from their cars, and that keeps most of the Wasatch (except for the resorts) wild and open to backcountry lovers who climb the extra mile :-)