While in Salt Lake City, we were told that we HAD to go to Fish Lake. Well, I did the research and discovered the lake is at 9000 feet. Yikes! Too high for this late in the year. So we went to Koosharem Reservoir, right on Utah 24 and 23 miles south of Interstate 70. It's at 'only' 7000 feet and a great place for boondocking.
But we did take the car up to nearby Fish Lake and were very glad we did. The lake itself is surrounded by lush hills and lovely at any time of the year. But what really made it spectacular was the fall foliage. I have never seen such colorful aspen trees.
We pulled over into a parking area
And followed this sweet trail
To the shoreline of the lake.
I know I'm going crazy, but I just can't help it. I was drawn to this perfect leaf.
While Ron checked out this tree. The beavers had chewed almost all the way through, but the tree hung up in another one when it fell.
Of course, Ron, being the helpful person he is, tried to give the critters a little help.
Unfortunately, the tree wouldn't budge, but he tried.
Back in the car, we continued on our drive, stopping often for yet another picture.
And ended up at nearby Johnson Valley Reservoir where even the rocks are colorful.
We are still seeing some smoke from Idaho. During the last couple of days in Salt Lake area, we couldn't see the Wasatch Mountains that tower over the city. You could even smell the smoke. It's better here, but still hazy.