Sunday, October 6, 2013

Cecret Lake

Cecret Lake is a place I've wanted to visit for a very long time. Finally, on Labor Day we made it a reality. My mom accompanied us up Little Cottonwood Canyon, past Alta and Snowbird ski resorts, until we reached the trail head.
The hike is not long and is easy enough for children. In fact, on the day we went, there were lots of families with young ones.
(My mom hiking the trail)
Kellie, Travis, and Abby had to RUN the trail, of course. Parts of it were slow-going so my mom insisted that Brian and I not wait for her. She would travel at her own pace.
Fall beauty was everywhere.
At the top, we found the kids on the other side of the lake skipping rocks and exploring the shore.
(Travis, Abby, Kellie)
(Brian and I with photo-bombing Abby)
The best surprise of the day was when I spied a mama moose and her calf meandering down the slope and over the path we had just crossed.
The mother was indifferent to us and all the other visitors. She and her baby calmly munched on the shrubbery around her. We were really surprised at how close we could get.
As the pair made their way to the lake, we eased on past to take pictures from a different angle.
It was a pretty amazing experience--one that definitely put a smile on our faces.


Shannon said...

I love the picture of you and Brian- even with a photo bombing Abby! You both look so happy. (Not that that is unusual, it's just a good shot. Maybe I'll just stop typing now.)

Ginger said...

What a beautiful hike! I love all the pictures of the moose. It looks like it was a fun day. :)

AllisonK said...

Such love photos of a beautiful hike!

Lesa said...

I think we might have to put this on our to-do list. I love the picture of you, Brian, and Abby!

Jenny said...

That was our go to hike with babies and little kids! Such an incredible view for so little effort. I love your pictures.

Marianne said...

I just have to say that Abby's braid is INCREDIBLE. That hair is amazing.