Happiness Is…

Skyline Sunset
Skyline Sunset, a photo by Fergiemoto on Flickr.  (click on photo to enlarge)
Linking up with Rural Thursday.

…a summer sunset picnic high in the mountains!

A couple of weeks ago, hubby and I took a drive up a popular mountain trail in northern Utah, USA named Skyline Drive to have a sunset picnic and capture some sunset photos.  This trail is a 24-mile rocky dirt road located along the beautiful Wasatch Range mountains between Bountiful, Utah, and Farmington, Utah.  The starting altitude is about 4,550 feet and climbs to about 9,200 feet.  Along the way, you can see great mountain scenery, forests and spectacular views of the Great Salt Lake.  We started this trail on the Bountiful side and were at the very top of this trail when we took the photo above.  It was quite windy at the peak that day, making it difficult to hold the camera and tripod steady, but we still got some nice photos.  (Bountiful is Utah’s second settlement after Salt Lake City, which is the state’s capital.)

This post is also for Island Traveler’s theme this week of Weekly Image of Life: Breathtaking.

If you happen to have an image or posting with your own interpretation of “Happiness Is…”, feel free to include the link in the comments below.

34 responses to “Happiness Is…

  1. Hi,
    A very nice photo, I love the colours and the way you have captured the suns rays just showing through, and what a gorgeous view as well. 🙂

  2. Fantastic photos…and I haven’t thought of Bountiful in years. It has been a long time since I visited. My grandparents lived there and I spent many a happy hours at their home. Thanks for the memories.

  3. Gorgeous sunset and beautiful colours. I also love the rays streaming out of the sun.
    (What makes us all love a good sunset? Is the colour? Is it the fact that we all stop whatever we’re doing & just stare and take in the magical colours?).

  4. Your journey to the top of the trail, with the amazing sunset and a view so beautiful sums up a “breathtaking” moment that all of us felt thru your words and this amazing image. Thank you for letting us feel what it is to be at the top of the world. If I close my eyes, I can feel the wind with my heart racing! Wishing you and your family lots of blessings.

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