Larry & Cheryl's 2013 Travels travel blog

Today's adventure

Alpine Loop Drive

Heading out on Highway 189

 

Provo River runs between the mountains

Sundance Resort

Let's see what's here

Ski lifts

Peaceful gardens and creek

View from the resort

Aspens

Interesting plants

 

 

Deep valleys

More peaks

Cascade Mountain 10,908' high

Mt. Timpanogos 11,750' high

Nature walk at Cascade Springs

Boxelder Tree

Monkshood

Monkshood flower

Yellow Columbine flower

One of the pools of the cascading pools

Cattails in the pools

Cascades

Pretty little white butterflies were all around

Beautiful day for a hike

Good shady spots too

More cascades

They sound wonderful

Nice and cool

About the fish

Cascading Pools

 

Minerals accumulate

A Cedar Waxwing was watching us

More sharp peaks with glaciers

 

 

 

 

Lovely Alpine Lake

With sandy beaches

 

 

 

 

 

Stonehendge back in American Fork


Today, on recommendation from the bartender, we drove the Alpine Loop around Mt. Timpanogos. The drive was in the mountains, but mostly with views of higher peaks around us as we drove in the canyons.

We stopped by Robert Redford’s place, Sundance and walked around the gardens (hoping to see him of course).

Farther along on the drive we came across a lovely nature walk with cascading pools. We were serenaded by a Cedar Waxwing who was quite handsome with his rakish black mask. (I had to look him up when I got home).

The mountains peaks were beautiful, and there was the lovely alpine lake with a sandy beach. Anyone coming to this area must do this drive, it is amazing.

On the way back through town, we saw a Stonehenge in the city of American Fork, which I found out later is an elder care facility. The sculpture of the stones out front was pretty cool.

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