Hiking up Rock canyon
Friday I took the dogs and we went hiking up Rock canyon. It’s a pretty little canyon that goes straight east out of Provo up a deep and somewhat narrow canyon. There is a nice creek that runs the whole length, lots of trees, and good scenery. We went 2 1/2 miles up, but the trail goes much further than that.
Torrey was thrilled she got to stop, soak her feet, and get a drink when ever she wanted to.
Roxy enjoyed the cool shade and water too.
I found a great little spot were we could sit beside the stream for a while. Ohhhh, the sound of the water, nothing better. I slowed my shutter speed way down to make the water look smooth in this shot.
I found this cute tiny fern growing over the stream.
And there was a patch of these tiny wild viola’s. They were smaller than a dime, and so delicate.
Farther on up the trail there was a log with these wild, crazy mushrooms growing on it. This was the only spot I found these.
Pretty close to the mouth of the canyon, I found this in the stream bed. It looked like it had been built back in the day to divert the water to somewhere. There was something similar on the other side of the stream bank.
Was there a pipe in between, more concrete, who knows.
I also stopped and watched this bee. Most bees only spend a second at each flower, or fly away when you get near enough to photograph them. This dandelion must have been pretty special because this bee was enthralled with it.
I watched him as he went all the way around the inside of the flower with his nose buried deep.
Must have been some good stuff in there.
It was a wonderful, relaxing, much needed respite.