A Sunday hike in the foothills with my SX50

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evancj Veteran Member • Posts: 3,810
A Sunday hike in the foothills with my SX50
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I went on a hike up in the foothills near my home yesterday. Originally I only planed on taking a short hike in a riparian area along a creek. But ended up going on a moose chase up the side of a mountain.

After seeing Andres truly amazing landscape I thought twice about posting mine. But what the hell, here they are anyway.

Looking down East canyon.

The ice is slowly melting on Dell reservoir in the unusual near 60 degree temps.

A view of the Wasatch mountains near Park City.

The moose chase is on. I spotted 2 moose up on the mountain, and decided to see if I could get close enough to get some shots of them. This shot was taken on my way up.

A moose and magpie.

Cow and calf. The calf is behind some brush bottom left.

Bonus moose. On the way down I spotted this bull bedded down. You can see that he has just shed his antlers (the white spot above his eye and below his ear). He was so comfortable that he didn't bother getting up, and I didn't push the issue. You know what they say; "let sleeping moose lay".

I hung around and waited for this sunset shot before going down the rest of the way.

Thanks for looking.

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Mcbrig
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Re: A Sunday hike in the foothills with my SX50

Evan,

Have been looking for a couple of weeks to see your latest photos, I know the weather has sucked. These are spectacular!! Number 2 is now my desk top wall paper. I do think it is about time you quit whining about how you struggle with landscapes when reviewing your past posts it's clear to see you are a master at landscapes (OK maybe not a master but close). Visited Farmington Bay today, still not much, a lot of Geese, and it looks like the GBH are staring to nest. If you drive down by the RADAR bubble and look to the right you will see them.

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Mark Weston
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Very Nice
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What an exciting and interesting place to live, you are lucky to be able to get out and enjoy.

The photos are excellent, thanks evancj.

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Thanks for posting, have a great day.
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Evan,

Nice series.  My FAV is the one with the big ice cube 

Murry

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Augustin Man
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Delightful as usual! The mouse story and images are outstanding !

Congratulations, Evan, and thank you for taking us to another of your hikes!

Happy shooting,

Augustin

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dicklaxt Contributing Member • Posts: 607
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As usual great landscapes Evan. I got an off the wall question for you. In pic #4 it appears there are two roads,if these are roads whay would they be so close to each other and where do they go?

dick

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Dick,

Having lived in Denver and spent a lot of time in the Rockiy Mountains I'm guessing it is the same highway and you just can't see the connecting curve (switch-back, hairpin, etc.) that is out of the photo to the viewer's left?  Evan can correct me if I'm wrong.

Murry

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Murry I did think about that but felt the terrain was not severe enough to warrant that type of construction but you may be right.

dick

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Loved the hike, the moose and glad you caught the sunset!

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evancj OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,810
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Mcbrig wrote:

Evan,

Have been looking for a couple of weeks to see your latest photos, I know the weather has sucked.

I did go out during those couple of weeks and got some decent shots, just to lazy to post them.

These are spectacular!! Number 2 is now my desk top wall paper. I do think it is about time you quit whining about how you struggle with landscapes when reviewing your past posts it's clear to see you are a master at landscapes (OK maybe not a master but close).

HA HA. I'll stop whining when I get that perfect landscape. In the meantime you'll have to put up with it.

Visited Farmington Bay today, still not much, a lot of Geese, and it looks like the GBH are staring to nest. If you drive down by the RADAR bubble and look to the right you will see them.

I'll stop by this week to see if the swans have shown up. I'm afraid with this weird warm weather they may just pass us by this year. Did you see any pelicans?

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Mark Weston wrote:

good work

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Thank you Mark.

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evancj OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,810
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j2l3m7 wrote:

What an exciting and interesting place to live, you are lucky to be able to get out and enjoy.

The photos are excellent, thanks evancj.

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Thanks for posting, have a great day.
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Thank you John. I am very fortunate to live in such a nice place.

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MurryG wrote:

Evan,

Nice series. My FAV is the one with the big ice cube

Murry

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Thanks Murry, glad you liked them.

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Re: A Sunday hike in the foothills with my SX50

Augustin Man wrote:

Delightful as usual! The mouse story and images are outstanding !

Congratulations, Evan, and thank you for taking us to another of your hikes!

Happy shooting,

Augustin

Thanks for looking and commenting Augustin.

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Mcbrig
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No pelicans.

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evancj OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,810
Re: A Sunday hike in the foothills with my SX50

dicklaxt wrote:

As usual great landscapes Evan.

Thank you Dick.

I got an off the wall question for you. In pic #4 it appears there are two roads,if these are roads whay would they be so close to each other and where do they go?

dick

Yes those 2 roads are one and the same. I guess the terrain doesn't translate well in the photo. The upper part of the road on the right is a steep 200 to 300 feet above the lower part.

I took this photo from a ridge line between 2 canyons. The road goes up over the ridge to connect the 2 canyons. the ridge line run through the center of the photo leading to the mountain right in the middle. I live near the mouth of the canyon to the right.

Hope that help answer your question.

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evancj OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,810
Re: A Sunday hike in the foothills with my SX50

MurryG wrote:

Dick,

Having lived in Denver and spent a lot of time in the Rockiy Mountains I'm guessing it is the same highway and you just can't see the connecting curve (switch-back, hairpin, etc.) that is out of the photo to the viewer's left? Evan can correct me if I'm wrong.

Murry

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You are absolutely right Murry. A lot of switchbacks on this little two lane road.

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dicklaxt wrote:

Murry I did think about that but felt the terrain was not severe enough to warrant that type of construction but you may be right.

dick

It is a lot steeper than it looks in the photo I guess.

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evancj OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,810
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Mcbrig wrote:

No pelicans.

Bummer. I'll probably stop by there on my why home from work on Thursday to see whats going on.

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