The cool pictures thread

is that the Heber valley?

Ogden Valley

Wow, those are some huge dogs! :slight_smile:

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We really haven’t had serious inversions this winter - yet - but here’s what it looks like when it’s socked in with fog below. Pyramid Peak above Bountiful, looking north. A little higher than Lake Bonneville shoreline, but this is what Lake Bonneville might have looked like.

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went to Goblin Valley for the first time a few weeks ago

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Did you go over to Little Wild Horse Canyon while you were there? That is one of my family’s favorite hikes.

we drove over there to check it out, but it was too:

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Here’s a photo of Pilot Peak, NV… from about 25,000 feet, descending for SLC from San Francisco. Wendover is out of the frame, but is in the lower right hand corner.

The Donner Party route / Hastings Cutoff is on the south / lower part of this short range.

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Taken atop Fort Jefferson at Dry Tortugas National Park looking north into the Gulf of Mexico.

I also love the arches there.

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Chimney Rock - near Ute Mountain & Mesa Verde, southwestern Colorado.

From the top…

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After school (Bountiful High) in the 80s my brother an I would hike Pyramid Peak and ski it. When I got a Burton Performer in 84 I switched to snowboarding it. Great photo.

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That place is so cool. Went there for the first time last fall. Just so fun to explore and can hike/scramble all around. Really fun. Was a neat contrast to Bryce where we were a few days earlier.

We did the hike. It happened to be a Sat and was SUPER busy. Frustrating that in a couple of the longer narrow parts we’d see groups coming through with no mask (had to wait for them to come through before we could go). It was pretty good. We had done Peek-a-boo and Spooky Gulch in Escalante which of course were awesome but this was a good hike after Goblin (got in before the long line formed - kids cheered for us when we left because it meant they were 1 car closer :slight_smile:)

Said to my wife the other day that almost everything that is cool to do anymore is overcrowded. Skiing, hiking, biking, travel – hard to come up with something awesome that doesn’t draw crowds. Maybe yachting on the open seas where there’s a $50 million buy-in?

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Antelope Island yesterday.

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Shiprock, New Mexico - after the same storm that belted Tucson a couple of years ago. (Looking north into Colorado, Ute Mountain in the distance behind Shiprock, the San Juan range on the right.)

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This is in reply to Ma’ake’s picture of Pyramid Peak in Bountiful. This was in 1984 snowboarding the same Pyramid Peak after school one day.

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Great photo, UB!

One of the great mysteries is how Pyramid Peak was named “Cave Peak” on the USGS maps. I remember thinking - “There is no cave…and it looks just like a pyramid. What the…

Here’s a shot from Pyramid of Bountiful-Millcreek / Mueller Park, with Elephant Rock & the rocky part of Sessions Mountain on the left.

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Snow + wind = snowdrifts.

The right hook we’re getting from the high pressure over Wyoming brings a lot of fascinating wind sculpting:

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Big Sur, California. (actually, a little north of Big Sur)

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LOL

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