Sundial Peak Sunset

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300
State/Province/Region
UT
Country
US
Nearest Area
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Town
Salt Lake City
Brief Directions

East of Salt Lake City up Big Cottonwood Canyon to the big 'S' curve. Park at the trailhead and hike 3.25 miles while gaining 2700 feet in elevation.

Description

Lake Blanche in Big Cottonwood Canyon sits high above the canyon floor some 2700 feet and 3.25 miles from the trailhead. It is a very strenuous hike which requires stamina and a good headlamp for the hike out. We started our hike to Lake Blanche around 5pm in mid-July in hopes of getting a good reflection of Sundial Peak. As we arrived we were molested by a barrage of mosquitoes, but we were determined to let our cameras do their work as a late evening breeze slowly died down to allow the waters to calm and reveal what we had come for. As the time for sunset approached, we were blessed to have a collection of high cirrus clouds invade the sky from the south, filling the composition and adding a degree of flavor to the scene.

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Date Added
August 28, 2010
Date Taken
August 28, 2010

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