Friday, October 7, 2016

Mt. Nebo Loop

I knew that I needed to get a Fall leaves drive in early as I would be spending the later part of September in Arizona.

It had been over 30 years since we had driven the Mt. Nebo Loop.  This drive begins on the east side of Payson and goes behind Mt. Nebo and eventually ends in Nephi.

We made a couple of side trips through campgrounds.  There were many cattle waiting for the round up before winter sets in.

We knew we would probably miss the aspens as they come later, but the hillsides lower down were beautiful

I always love a picture with a great fence.

As we got higher, the views were stunning.  I am looking east with Sanpete Valley in the background.

"I could see for miles and miles and miles."

This was a great shot of Utah Lake and home with Mt. Timpanogos in the background.

And finally we found some aspens with a bit of yellow.

Lovely, eh?

Backside of Mt. Nebo.

There was lots of mining back here in the early days.

Some orange red leaves.

This shot taken going back down.

As we took the switchbacks down, we were treated to a bit of red rock.  On the way back home on Interstate 15 we stopped at the Red Barn for ice cream.  A few weeks later I would enjoy another Fall
drive.  More about that later.

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