Rock Canyon and Forest City
August 29, 2010 by Froggie
I spent the earlier part of last week in bed trying not to move from a migraine. I was feeling so much better this weekend I craved getting out into the great outdoors. First we took a quick jaunt up Rock Canyon.
Looking towards Utah lake from the Rock Canyon entrance
Do you see the dragonfly up above?
They call it Rock Canyon for a reason
The canyon is just to the east of the LDS Provo Temple
Tried to get JK to pose but he was too busy sniffing out this little indentation
Fascinating Rock upcroppings and formations
More nearly vertical rocks
Not content with one canyon, we determined to head back up east of Tibble Fork reservoir and hunt down Forest City, an old abandoned mine town that has a grave yard flat I’ve always wanted to see. We went bouncing and trouncing and trudging for miles. We reached an old mine repository and sensed we were close to the town. But no dice. We will have to try again later.
On top of the world......somewhere up high above Tibble Fork
Old mine repository
Truly a bit of heaven
We trudged several miles on this road
Lots of butterflies, dragonflies and meadow flowers
The long and winding road
Don't try this road without a 4 wheel drive or ATVs
My travelmates for the day, JK and Jeff