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...
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.