Middle Canyon offers some of the best fall colors in Utah

21 Oct

A thin carpet of leaves adds another dimension of color to Middle Canyon this time of year. An abundance of scrub oak and maple trees makes the area one of the best in the state for viewing fall foliage. - photography / Clint Thomsen

Ready or not, fall has come. Sometime last month, despite my ardent objections, summer decided to pack it in and autumn began to fill its vacancy. I’ve stubbornly continued to listen to Jack Johnson songs and wear flip-flops, even as I’ve watched the foliage on the Oquirrhs subtly morph from a green tapestry to a tie-dye blend of yellow and orange. Just as I was enjoying what seemed to be a gentle transition, fall decided to announce its full arrival last weekend with gusto.

Don’t get me wrong — I actually love autumn. It’s just that I’m freakishly in tune with climate — it seems to bleed into every nook and cranny of my psyche. The transition from summer to fall is usually jarring — like the shock of diving into a High Uintas lake, minus the brief loss of consciousness. Fortunately, once you’re in, it’s rather pleasant.

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2 responses to “Middle Canyon offers some of the best fall colors in Utah

  1. Tom Sorenson

    October 21, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Good to have you back in the blogging world! A great analogy, too with what the coming of fall is like. Any of us who’ve taken the plunge into a high alpine lake can relate!

  2. Kristine Shreve

    October 22, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    I love Fall in Michigan. It’s probably my favorite season. The leaves are absolutely gorgeous here right now.


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