Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bullwinkle in the Rockies

"A moose grazes in the brush along the Peruvian Express lift at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Ut., Thursday, Aug.13, 2009."

Now that my new pad is setup with furniture, a bed (thanks, Mom), a stocked fridge and a TV (thanks, Dad), I finally got to venture out before starting work on Monday.

On Thursday, I drove through Little Cottonwood Canyon, which is roughly ten minutes from home, to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort.

Obviously, there is no snow. So I took a short tram ride to the top, hiked for a bit and then took a chair lift down.

Before heading down, I was stopped by a woman who liked my accent, but didn't know where it was from. "Baltimore," I said. She was excited when I mentioned that, knowing exactly where I was from, but not being able to remember. Anyways, she informed me that their was a moose between two chairs.

Luckly, it was still there. Amazing. I had never seen a moose before, well, a real one at that. Only on Rocky and Bullwinkle.

I am no wildlife photographer, and it didn't help that all I had was a 35mm, but it's still something I thought I'd share coming from Baltimore.

Later in the evening, I then got a nice view from my balcony as a storm passed. Not bad for two neat things to see: A moose and a rainbow over the mountains.

Up next: The salt flats.


Blogger Ash said...

our intern's only goal of this summer was to see a moose and he leaves next week and still hasn't. i think it's hilarious that you've seen one in your first week...
nice shot!

Thursday, August 13, 2009 10:42:00 PM  
Blogger little brad said...

that's the view from the balcony of your freakin' apartment?!

i'm SO in the wrong line of work...

Friday, August 14, 2009 5:22:00 PM  

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