I live very close to Utah’s Uinta Mountains. Actually, I probably live within or on the edge of the range, but I usually think of the high Uintas as a destination when I need some beauty in my life. The peaks are between 11,000 and 13,000 feet, and since I live at 6500 feet, it feels like I’m “going up into the mountains” when I travel the 20 minutes or so to the Mirror Lake Highway that goes through the park. Someday, I’ll have to ask someone to analyze that for me….
Anyway, I took a few shots of these impressive mountains last fall, so you could get a feel for how gorgeous they are. The pictures don’t really do them justice, though.
Another feature of these mountains is that storms move through on a daily basis. Typically, they are nice quiet little storms with some cleansing rain. But sometimes they are wrath of god kind of storms with thunder and lightning (those are the ones I like!).