Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Colors of Fall

The past few days I have been in the Manti La Sal Mountains with my friend Zack and his family and friends. We were trying to shoot a deer. While we may not have had a lot of luck in that area we still had a great time. The daily hikes were beautiful. The horseback riding was hardcore. The fireside chats were worthwhile. I did a a lot of thinking while I was walking through the forest looking for a deer for someone else to shoot.

I think that yellow is my favorite fall color. To me I think red is the color of early fall, yellow is the middle, while orange and brown are the end. Yellow is the color of the Aspens. I walked through many Aspen forests these last few days. Seeing the yellow leaves coat the ground was great. There is a special feeling in the Aspens that I don't feel anywhere else. I love the color Yellow and I love the Aspens.

Even the sunrises and sunsets are different in Fall. This is the sunrise for this morning. I sure appreciate the colors of the sunrises in the mountains with the evergreens in the foreground. This was a place of incredible beauty. These mountains were a place that I could breathe, and more importantly think. I loved my time spent there.

I had some great times on horses this weekend. I figure that I went from novice to proficient on horses as a result of this trip. There were many things that contributed to this. Maybe it was all the hours spent riding through the forest without a trail. I think the biggest factor was one experience. Zack saw a buck and so he jumped off his horse a pulled out his gun. He through the reins to me and told me to hold his horse. He then set up and fired at the deer that was running away. He was only standing out five feet from my horse and his. Both horses went crazy, but I was able to stay on my horse and calm down both of the them. I think that gave me enough experience points to level up. Anyway, I had a great time riding the horses.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Adventures of Jared W. Summer '08 Picture Review

I went on a lot of sweet adventures this summer. Since I don't own a camera I didn't take many pictures. However I got some of the pictures off of my phone and gathered pictures from others and here is a very incomplete list of my adventures. I hope you enjoy seeing a few of the adventures that happened this summer. If you want to hear stories from any of these adventures let me know.

Wind Rivers of Wyoming. One of the most beautiful places that I have ever been.

The Narrows of Zion. What an adventure!

Brian and I still go hiking even though he is engaged.

Hawaii. I climbed the tree and picked the coconut. Then I opened it on a rock. I am similar to Survivorman.

This was watching my brother Pete in the triathlon at Bear Lake. I watched two triathlons this summer, maybe someday I will participate.

I went to Bear Lake several times. Also a good time at Bear Lake.

Bryce Canyon was as beautiful as always. We hiked through what seemed like the whole canyon.

My sister Amy got married and now I am the only adult single member of my family.

This is me at Amy's reception. It was a sweet party.

I went to a lot of receptions this summer. And I mean a lot. I usually wore a Guayavera, I got tired of dressing up every Saturday.

I went on some good fall hikes. This one is up by South Fork Park. It was a wonderful day.

This was a camping trip with my brother Dan and his kids, Koda and Cambria. I didn't sleep very well because it rained on me and I didn't sleep in the tent. This is also my favorite meadow in the world. I had many great adventures here this summer.

This is a waterfall on the trail to the top of Timp. I hiked to a lot of waterfalls this summer. I love a good waterfall.

This is at the top of Timp for the sunrise. It was a wonderful hike that we started at 2 am.

I went on many walks next to Provo River. I sure like this river.

This is coming off of Big Springs. I love the hike up here, I usually hike to these cascades several times a year.