The foothills between City Creek Canyon and Immigration Canyon its were I spend most of my time running and when I do run it is usually later in the evening or early morning. The light at this time of day is almost always amazing and its rare that I don't come back from a run without images of golden colored hills and canyon filling shadows or a amazing sunset or sunrise playing back through my memory. The trails are generally smooth fast and flowing but with plenty of options for steep technical climbs and descents if chosen. Even with all this it is easy for me to take these trails for granted or think of them as ordinary and boring because I run them 8 months out of the year and I am surrounded by many other great trail running options. Some years in the spring I complain along with other local trails runners about how I can't wait to get off these trails and move up to the higher more challenging more dramatic trails of the Wasatch. But every year as the summer heat leaves the valley and the high mountain trails fill with snow and I return to these local understated trails I am reminded how they should never be taken for granted, they have their own simple beauty if you just take time to look.
I plan to shoot photos of this area for the next 6 months. The photos attached are from the first three outings. Most of the photos were taken from Dry Creek to Morris Meadows.