Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Leaf Peeping in City Creek Canyon

Last week's Friday Afternoon [Hiking] Club took us along a civilized route, down in the Salt Lake City valley.

Few trees have shed their leaves in my neck of the woods. But, that's mostly because Park City doesn't have any 'woods.'

I sometimes miss the majestic deciduous trees we find in the valley.

Those big old trees who carpet our trail with crunchy sound effects, providing a colorful canopy for autumn adventures.

Which is why I'm glad this trail is only a hop, skip and a jump from my door.

Now if only we could figure out how to hike City Creek from bottom to top, without screwing up.

Everybody else seems perfectly capable of doing this. Not sure why it's beyond our level of comprehension.

Though I did have to laugh when we hit the same dead end to our trail as we did last year. That's when it all started coming back to me.

So, we waded across the creek to a different trail ~ just like we did last year...

New Do!
In honor of leaf peeping, it being my birthday, and... perhaps the beginning of [yet another] midlife crisis... I dyed my blonde locks to match the fall foliage.

12 comments:

Matt said...

How can you get lost in city creek? It only goes one way

Kate said...

Oh, shut up.

OmegaMom said...

Oooh. What pretty leaves! I miss maples and such-like...

Kate said...

Dear O:
I miss having the coolest camera in the world. (Reading your blog today I noticed you've outdone me!) Drat! :))

KC said...

Looks like your camera did a fine job. I think for the most part it is the eye behind the camera that makes the difference. Gorgeous pictures! Even prettier than I remembered, but then I can't remember the trail either.
BTW, Matt....that trail goes TWO ways: up and back or this way and that way if you are a member of FAC.

Kate said...

Thanks, KC, for clarifying all of that. Matt is clearly an idiot.

Howsabout Guardsman this Friday?

Sunflower Ranch said...

Kate!! Gorgeous photos!! I love your hair color, too!!! You match, girl!!! Urban hikes are always fun. Sounds like you got more fun in than hiking, though. LOL My kind of hike!! :D

jan said...

Love the tree color and the hair color!

Kate said...

Thanks Sunflower! Glad we got that Moscow UFO thing figured out :D

Kate said...

Thanks, Jan -- I DESPERATELY needed a new look...

Liz said...

I do like your hair but I don't like you slamming PC. Just joking. We've got trees up here! You're not hiking in the right places. - Liz M.

Rosey Pollen said...

Hey, nice leaves... and cute hair. I covered my grays the other day to match the season too.
Rosey