Sunday, March 29, 2015

A KNIFE TRIP TO UTAH



March is quickly coming to a close, which means so is the winter season in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. A sad reminder that we were once again unable to make it back this year for our wonderful snowboarding trips.
Luckily, that's where my knife steps in. This past week, I did get to spend the days in Utah, reliving some of my fondest memories. Although it isn't as nice as actually being there, my knife was able to take me back to one of my favorite places without even having to pack!
Hopefully one day soon we will get back to Utah for real, but until then, the knife makes an ok substitute.


Silver Lake is located between Solitude and Brighton. In the winter, it becomes part of the Solitude Nordic Center system of cross-country skiing trails. In the summer, there is a wonderful boardwalk that you can hike around the lake. The moose like to hang out here because the marshy areas provide an abundance of aquatic vegetation for them.
"Beaver Dam"
Silver Lake, Big Cottonwood Canyon
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


Kessler Peak is a very scenic spot in both summer and winter. In the summer, you can hike the trail to the summit, and in the winter, it makes a fantastic backdrop for a fun sledding area. Just make sure you don't end up in the creek!
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"Kessler Peak"
Big Cottonwood Canyon
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


This is a common sight we see while loading up the truck, getting ready for another adventure up the mountain. It's a great way to start the day!
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"Wasatch Sunrise"
Big Cottonwood
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


This adorable log cabin, with the big carved wood bear out front, is what I picture for a Utah Dream Home.
It used to sit on it's own in Silver Fork. Over the years, however, many more cabins have gone up. The bear still stands, but with quite a few more neighbors.
"Bear Cabin"
Silver Fork, Big Cottonwood Canyon
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


Nothing beats a good fun powder day at Brighton!
This is the Snake Creek Express, which takes you right over "Doyle's Dive".
Doyle's can be a bit challenging, and if you see it in the summer, you will know why. It is littered with gigantic boulders all down it's face. It is almost mind boggling that it will snow enough to cover them completely. Doyle's can't fool us though, we know what lies under the surface of all that soft fluffy white magical powder!
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"Boarding Up"
Brighton
6x6 Palette Knife Painting


This cute little log cabin can be spotted on the way up Crest Express at Brighton. In the winter months, it becomes pretty engulfed in deep snow. I don't think they'll be having many fun deck parties this time of year!
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"Doyle's Castle"
Brighton
6x6 Palette Knife Painting

Mahalo for taking the time to view my artwork.

ALOHA FROM UTAH!


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