Mountain Hike – Maples Trail – Wasatch-Cache National Forest – Snowbasin

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Forest Trail Uncertain – Wasatch-Cache NF, UT – Fujifilm X100F

I recently took my kids on a mountain hike. One great thing about where I live is easy access to the mountains. We can see them prominently from our backyard, and it only takes a half-an-hour drive to be up in them. While my kids were eating breakfast I asked them what they wanted to do. One answered, “Go on a hike,” while another said, “Climb a mountain.” So, as soon as breakfast was over, we did.

We drove up to the Snowbasin Resort, a popular place to ski in the winter, and found the Maples Trail, which begins off a parking lot at Snowbasin. This is located in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest on the other side of the ridge from Ogden, Utah. The trail more-or-less follows Chicken Spring Creek and later Wheeler Creek. It’s a fairly wide path along much of it, and our three-wheeled stroller had no issues. We went only 30 minutes down and 30 minutes back, which was a good length considering it was a hot day and the four-year-old can only handle so much.

I used a Fujifilm X-Pro2 with a Fujinon 60mm macro lens and a Fujifilm X100F to capture the sights along the trail. Even though it is deep into summer, up on the mountain it seems more like late-spring, and there are lots of flowers in bloom. There were also lots of butterflies. A few of these pictures are straight-out-of-camera JPEGs, but most of them saw some post-production using the RNI Films app on my phone to give them more of an analog-film look.

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Forest Service Trail – Wasatch-Cache NF, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 60mm

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Logs In A Pond – Wasatch-Cache NF, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 60mm

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Dead Trees In The Water – Wasatch-Cache NF, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 60mm

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Dead Trees In A Pond – Wasatch-Cache NF, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Meadow Beyond The Trees – Wasatch-Cache NF, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Sunlight Through The Canopy – Wasatch-Cache NF, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Fallen On The Forest Floor – Wasatch-Cache NF, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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Chicken Spring Creek – Wasatch-Cache NF, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 60mm

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Mountain Creek – Wasatch-Cache NF, UT – X-Pro2 & 60mm

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Creek Grass – Wasatch-Cache NF, UT – Fuji X-Pro2 & 60mm

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Still Springtime In The Mountains – Wasatch-Cache NF, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 60mm

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Butterfly Nectar – Wasatch-Cache NF, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 60mm

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Butterfly On Thistle Blossom – Wasatch-Cache NF, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 60mm

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Dandelion Macro – Wasatch-Cache NF, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 60mm

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Spider Web Leaves – Wasatch-Cache NF, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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White Tree Trunk – Wasatch-Cache NF, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 60mm

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Trees In The Wasatch – Wasatch-Cache NF, UT – Fujifilm X100F

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