I have been up to Silver Lake a lot. Last time I was there, Kyle and I went to do some night photography. The time before that I went paddle boarding. However, it had been a couple of years since I hiked up to the silver lake up the mountain. It's 4 or 5 miles round trip and it's a nice climb up there. First time I did the hike it was Spring. Second time was in Summer... so now it was time to experience it in the fall.
My friend Lacey went with me. She is great and has become my hiking buddy. She was excited because she had not done this hike before. We both knew it was pretty much the last weekend with fall color. You know it's the end when everything is dead except for the yellow. The yellow is always last. Still pretty and I love it, but next week... it's over. In the mountains anyway. In the valley, we will have some color in the trees for a couple more weeks. Anyway, it was a beautiful day... we even got a little hot. We had a great time chatting while we hiked. There are some pretty great views on that hike.
First you are hiking through the trees...
Then you finally make it to the top of the mountain and see the other silver lake. It was beautiful and peaceful. Apparently there was a moose up there too (we heard from passing hikers) but sadly we missed him.
Beautiful day for a beautiful hike with a great friend. Thanks for being good to me Utah!