Yesterday Dave and I drove up to Uintas to hike up to Notch Lake. The weather is quickly turning cold, so who knows how many more mountain trips we’ll have. Once we got up there it was soggy the whole way through, but we still had a blast — frankly, damp and grey is how the lake region looks its best. We hit Granny’s up for some grilled cheese and milkshakes in Heber, with a snack run in Kamas afterwards. It was a great hike, and a gorgeous drive.
It’s hikes like these that make me wish I was more familiar with foraging — we passed bushes and bushes and bushes of what I’m pretty sure were red currants; we also passed ring after ring of mushrooms. I have a friend who forages in this region pretty often, and the mushrooms he brings back make great soups.
After combing back down into the valley, we made the trek out to Payson to pick up a dozen apple cider donuts from Rowley’s Red Barn. Hands down the best confection in the valley and only available this time of year. Fall is officially here.
I documented the whole day with Days, a great little visual diary app. You can click here to see my full day — there’s about 16 more photos.