Have I ever mentioned to you that we live in a beautiful part of the country? Well, we do. And every season brings stunning pictures of nature. We live in Northern Utah, and one of the nation’s scenic highways is Logan Canyon, right outside our back door. This canyon leads from Logan, Utah to Bear Lake, Utah and the scenery along the river in Logan Canyon is stunning. One of the prettiest places along the route is called Tony Grove. Tony Grove is a glacier lake located 7 miles above the canyon at an elevation of 8000 feet. (Last winter, TG had over 15 feet of snow) We try to visit Tony Grove a couple times a year, particularly in the spring and the fall. Since most people think I am retired already, we decided to drive up on a Thursday afternoon.
Tony Grove gets its name from the late 1800’s. A few times each year, the wealthy of Northern Utah, or, the “tony” set, would carriage their way the 20 plus miles up the canyon, and 7 miles up the mountain, to spend the weekend on the glacier lake (really just a big pond). I imagine our 35 minute drive took about all day by horse and buggy. Here are some really beautiful shots of the area, including one not so beautiful shot of me:
Some snow already!
Did I mention that this is range land as well? Fall means rustling up the dogies for the winter transfer. We were heading down the mountain, and apparently 50 or so head of cattle were using the road as well. Smart people stop, wait several minutes, try not to piss them off, and snap a few pictures. The cowboys don’t take much notice of you either:
Well, I blogged that you wouldn’t hear from me again until our wine bottling trip in mid October. But when one gets to see such beautiful settings, one must snap pictures and send off a blog for all to see. Oh, wait. One last thing. Remember the picture of the family of owls that my father-in-law took in the Okanagan? Well, right outside the condo, they have had several sighting of eagles as well. Last weekend, Dad nails it again. The proof is in the picture!
Cows and eagles. Who could ask for anything more? Ciao!!