Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Silver Lake - Out and About in Utah

To escape the heat in the valley, we joined Utah Dad's parents and sister at Silver Lake in Brighton. It's at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon and has been one of our favorite places to go for years. The kids can easily walk the trail and board walk that surrounds the small lake.

I must have done a good job training them when they were small, because whenever we go Neal and Amberly insist on posing for pictures on every rock.




We enjoy discovering the wildlife at Silver Lake. Some years we've seen beavers and deer. Last night we counted dozens of ground squirrels. There were ducks on the lake. As we were leaving the parking lot we saw a bull moose foraging in the trees.



After our walk we drove to a nearby camp ground to build a fire and cook our foil dinners. The camp site had lots of fun boulders for the kids to climb while they waited for their food.








Before climbing on top of this stump, Thomas announced: "I'm going to stand up there and tell you everything." He then attempted to direct the universe.
After that, all the kids had to take their turn on the Rameumpton.



Molly enjoyed wearing shoes for the first time and exploring the camp site.
She got absolutely filthy and loved every minute.

When we were finished we drove back up to see the moose again and then on our way down the canyon and back to the oppressive heat, we were rewarded with a spectacular sunset.


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Kami said...

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anna said...

Fun! I love Silver Lake. And I loooove seeing a moose. Lucky. I don't like camp foil dinners though. Unless they're covered in ketchup :)