Monday, November 21, 2011

White Pine Lake

On Monday, October 3rd, we went on a fun hike in Little Cottonwood Canyon.  The trail was called White Pine Lake.  It was so beautiful!  We loved being able to see all of the changing leaves on the deciduous trees and the gorgeous dark evergreens.  The lake was further than we thought, and we reached it just before it started to get dusky.  Fortunately, we had flashlights.  We spent quite a bit of time [like most of the hike back to the trailhead] hiking in the dark.  It was pretty cool to hike in the dark I guess, but we were cold and hungry and wanted to get back sooner.  We were planning on going to Sweet Tomatoes for dinner after our hike because it is near Little Cottonwood Canyon and we love eating there.  By the time we got back to the car, it was pretty late and they were probably going to close soon…  So we went to Taylor’s parents’ house and gobbled up some of their leftovers from dinner the night before [we go to their house for dinner on Sundays].  It was great to warm up while eating yummy funeral potatoes!

A cool thing about the lake is that when Taylor’s grandpa was a teenager, he spent a summer working everyday at the lake to help expand the natural dam.  They built the rock wall that can be seen at the north edge of the lake today!  Taylor’s grandpa is the one who recommended this hike to us, so that’s why we went!

Oh and there was still some snow!!  It survived the entire summer.  The old surviving snow from last winter definitely has some fresh snow on top of it by now.  So next autumn, the really old snow might still be there with some of this winter’s snow!  How neat.  Maybe the snow we saw had some snow from last winter AND the previous winter as well?!  Awesome!

Brooke on the White Pine Lake trail, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City, Utahcolorful leaves along White Pine Lake trail!beatiful trees and a beautiful person!leaves and pine needles in a large variety of greens and yellowsa mountaintop and trees in Little Cottonwood Canyon Utahcute Taylor enjoying the hike to White Pine Lakesnow that survived throughout the summerbeautiful White Pine Lake!beautiful White Pine Lake!Taylor admiring White Pine LakeTaylor and Brooke at White Pine Lake

We had a lovely evening hiking to White Pine Lake and back.  We might try to snowshoe the trail this winter!

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