It's been almost a month since the last time we hit the water, holidays and all. We rigged up and got into the water at our favorite spot. What amazed us, especially after last years winter, was how much snow there was!! Probably a good two and a half feet in the open areas, it's shaping up to be a good Winter. But all of that snow comes with a cost, access is limited and natural destruction. Some of our favorite pockets were completely changed due to the trees that had fallen into the river from all of the snow that they were carrying.
Big Cottonwood Canyon is truly beautiful in the Winter. It is the home of two ski resorts and when the mountains are covered in that pristine powder it is easy to see why. We constantly found ourselves stopping and just enjoying the scenery that we found ourselves in. The sound of the low stream gurgling over rocks, the softly falling snow, and the cold crisp air easily stole our breath.