We woke up early to get some sunrise photos of Mount Timpanogos from near Deer Creek Reservoir. Unfortunately, fog was prevalent near the reservoir, so we had to abandon those plans. Instead, we drove back through Heber, snapped a few early morning photos of Mount Timpanogos from the side of Route 40, and then drove the Alpine Loop. Enjoy the photos!
Despite a cold forecast for Friday night (temps were to drop down to the 20s overnight), Mindy and I went ahead with our plan to go camping in the Tetons for the weekend. We were prepared for the cold night on Friday. We were not prepared for the entire weekend to be rainy/snowy/cold, however, because the forecast called for mostly sunny weather and temperatures in the 60s for Saturday and Sunday. Instead, the weather was blustery cold in the 40s with scattered rain/snow showers.
Our main purpose for this trip was to use our new cameras to re-take (i.e., improve upon) a lot of the same photos we’ve taken on prior trips. We planned to photograph all available sunrises and sunsets, at least. To start, Friday night’s sunset wasn’t very good. Saturday morning’s sunrise turned out to be a complete waste. We gave up on Saturday’s sunset to spend time with some friends we met up with in West Yellowstone. Sunday’s sunrise actually revealed the peaks of the Tetons to us for the first time, but cloud cover made it a mostly monochromatic affair.
The weekend was enjoyable nonetheless. The weather was annoying, but it was great to meet up with some friends, and we still managed to get some good shots, despite the weather.
Check out the time lapse video I made of Sunday’s sunrise. And I will be posting many more photos (for better or worse) in the coming days/weeks. Enjoy!
Salt Lake City is a major destination for the pre-season ski movie tours. Warren Miller usually does their world premiere here, and PowderWhore Productions is based here, so Salt Lake City is usually one of their first tour stops. If you live in Salt Lake City and you haven’t been to at least a couple ski movies by the end of October, then you’re not paying attention. Up this week: PowderWhore Productions’ “Elevation”.