The family decided to spend the day up at Snowbird again today. Here are a few shots going up Little Cottonwood Canyon.
I take a picture of this waterfall almost every time I drive by it. I really want to get in closer, but can’t seem to find a trailhead. (DBP)
Drive By Photography.
While we were up here we decided to take the tram to the top of the mountain. I have issues with heights so I was a little nervous about doing it.
An amazing view down the canyon into the SL Valley.
Terrible shot passing the other tram going down.
As we neared the top the tram operator looked at my hands, then up at me.
“Is that a death grip?”
“Uh. er.. yes. yes it is. I don’t do heights very well.”
The tram took us up into a snowstorm!
After traveling 1.6 miles and 2900 feet higher we arrived at Hidden Peak (11,000 feet). View further up the canyon.
And the view down. Must be amazing without a snowstorm blowing.
View across the canyon.
I still can’t believe I rode that contraption up the mountain! PS. We were totally unprepared to be in well, snowy conditions. And I think this photo captured that in our expressions. BRRR! It was cold up there!
Wait! Come back! I’m cold!
View riding down.
The windows were a bit foggy.
You know, I am really glad I did this today. It really wasn’t so bad. I didn’t have a panic attack, and I know I could do it again if I ever wanted to. I think I will on a more clear summer day one year. It was also really cool to go from perfectly dry mountain scenery into a snowstorm at the top of the mountains.
Little Cottonwood Creek.
Tram from below.
The other side.
We spent the rest of the day swimming and relaxing in the mountain. Boy do I love it up here!
Wonderful adventure today.