Timpanogas; the jetting mountainsides provide wonderful backdrops for the seasonal changes below.
We both wondered at the gaping hole on one mountainside. Sara asked if this area was near an earthquake fault line (only us Southern Californians would ponder that possibility.)
The answer: Yes.
The road through the forest is a narrow two lane affair with only occasional wide spots to allow parking.
Coming upon scenes like this resulted in me making a fast pull over, then the car doors would fly open and our cameras were switched on and raised as quickly as possible.
A sign announcing that Cascade Springs was a mere seven miles up one way had me considering my options. It appeared to be down a roadway that lead through rather uncolorful topography. On the other hand....I had never seen Cascade Springs before.
What the heck...we had all days to explore the area.
I am so glad we did. The springs were amazing. An entire area of small waterfalls tumbling from one meadow like area to another, underground springs and snow melt combined to make streamlets wander swiftly through the land layers.
Timpanogas, where the view was the most amazing.
Then a turn to the left and there is another whole scene to consider.
Mountain snow lined stripes, trees in color banded stripes....I love it when the trees line up by color like that!
mountain really was. The snow bed is there year around, and some say it is actually a glacier field.
Wouldn't white berries like these be wonderful in a bridal bouquet?
"Fall comes down from the mountain"