Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Edit: Vegan Group Hike and Picnic

I just returned from a vegan group hike and I am excited to share my favorite images of the day.   It started with a vegan potluck picnic at Silver Lake at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, followed by a hike through beautiful blooming forests to a small lake that’s even higher up on the mountain, Lake Solitude.  All the food was delicious and I enjoyed everyone’s company on the hike.  I love being out in nature, taking in the fresh air, sunshine and beautiful sights.  It was so quite and serene up there on the mountain.  Just lovely!

Silver Lake is located at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon at Brighton, Utah.  The lake has a boarded walkway most of the way around so it is easy for people of all ages to enjoy it.


Starting the hike through aspen and pine tree forests and meadows.


DSC_0037Lake Solitude is located at an elevation of 9,040 feet and was the hike's destination.    The following pictures show some fun group photographs at Lake Solitude.  Nature is so beautiful and so are smiling faces!  I'm so grateful I got to join the group and meet everyone.  What a fun and happy bunch!

DSC_0031DSC_0033DSC_0032 And then it was time to go back down the mountain, admiring many wildflowers and looking out for wildlife.



So many gorgeous flowers, but not a critter in sight.  Well, except for a “wild” Nina crossing the path.


But then, back at Silver Lake, there were lots of critters:  ducks, lots of ducklings and even more, very fat ground squirrels darting across the path.

DSC_0078And finally, MOOSE SIGHTING!  Three male moose waded through the shallow lake and fed on the lush marsh greens.  What an awesome, amazing sight to see.


Hope everyone had a nice weekend!



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