Spanish Fork & Schofield Reservoir

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Wind farm at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon
We were tired of waiting for it to snow so we could go snowshoeing or skiing. Snow had been predicted for 4 days. So we took a road trip. It was blue cold so a driving trip was about all we were interested in. Have camera, will travel...

From Salt Lake City down Spanish Fork Canyon, UT6 to Scofield Reservoir on one of the most beautiful, treacherous road  around. It is a narrow canyon with a sheer wall on the east side of the road, a two lane highway, a little space then railroad tracks, a little space & then the river on the west side of the canyon and another steep wall. Lots of traffic, including large truck traffic. If anyone goes to sleep behind the wheel or drifts out of their own lane of traffic, there is a good chance of a huge accident. Once there is a wreck there is no room to clear the wreck or for emergency vehicles to do their job easily. Traffic can be backed up for hours. However, the scenery in wonderful. And I have no pictures from the canyon itself because you can't stop because of the traffic & the situation.

Scofield Reservoir is a favorite fishing spot in UT. We had never been there before & got there just in time for some great sunset photos. Not a snowflake in sight. We talked about how the weather forecasters were wrong again. On our way back we found the snow. It was a edgy trip back, snow coming straight at us while we drove.
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Wind farm at the mouth of Spanish …
Wind farm at the mouth of Spanish…
Wind farm
Wind farm
Wind farm
Wind farm
This is one of this park services …
This is one of this park services…
Sign at the beginning of the canyo…
Sign at the beginning of the cany…
5 minutes! you better have your ac…
5 minutes! you better have your a…
The Rules!
The Rules!
Invasive species info
Invasive species info
In case you missed the rules, you …
In case you missed the rules, you…
Still only 5 minutes at this launc…
Still only 5 minutes at this laun…
Sun starting down
Sun starting down
Lake side houses all boarded up fo…
Lake side houses all boarded up f…
same
same
Scofield State Park
Scofield State Park
Beginning of sunset. Couldnt see …
Beginning of sunset. Couldn't see…
Stream running out of the Reservoir
Stream running out of the Reservoir
Different part, same stream
Different part, same stream
The colors were really pretty in r…
The colors were really pretty in …
a pour over on the same stream
a pour over on the same stream
same
same
the colors were dynamic in real li…
the colors were dynamic in real l…
Colors
Colors
When I see a no bears sign on a …
When I see a "no bears" sign on a…
It was as if the sunset was fallin…
It was as if the sunset was falli…
thin, thin ice in the foreground
thin, thin ice in the foreground
sunset
sunset
Sunset
Sunset
Heres were it started to get good…
Here's were it started to get goo…
goodness X10, I think
goodness X10, I think
more good
more good
I turned about 5 degrees away from…
I turned about 5 degrees away fro…
when I turned back it had mutated …
when I turned back it had mutated…
Mutation
Mutation
Maybe 3 minutes later
Maybe 3 minutes later
The sunset is slipping away
The sunset is slipping away
A few more minutes
A few more minutes
And again
And again
and more of the end
and more of the end
Just about over.
Just about over.
This is Oscar our yard house who g…
This is Oscar our yard house who …
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photo by: lwatkins47