Thursday, August 21, 2008

Utah Photo Safari: Donut Falls

Donut Falls trailhead
Originally uploaded by hpebley3

The Utah Photo Safari group's next adventure is this Saturday at Donut Falls. We'll meet at the carpool parking lot near the beginning of Big Cottonwood Canyon at 6:00 pm and then drive up to the trail head (a couple yards shy of the 11 mile marker). The plan is to be on the trail at 6:30 pm. Hopefully we should be able to get some good evening, low-light shots.

It takes roughly 30 minutes to hike the trail which is a pretty easy hike of 1.5 miles round trip with an elevation gain of only 420 feet. Plan on being at the falls for about an hour. Total trail time should be around 2 hours. The path is well-maintained and suitable for all ages.

In addition to your camera, you'll probably want to bring along:

  • Water
  • Bug spray
  • A flashlight
  • A tripod

Anyone interested is invited.

After the hike we'll be meeting at Porcupine Grill around 9:00 pm. If you're planning on coming to eat, please RSVP on this thread so reservations can be made.

Porcupine Grill menu directions
3698 Fort Union Blvd.
Salt Lake City, UT 84121

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Photowalking Utah: Ogden

To Ogden
Originally uploaded by The Episodic Author

Our next Photowalking Utah event is this Saturday, August 16th. We'll be meeting at Union Station in Ogden at 5:30 pm. We'll be shooting in and around the station and then heading down 25th Street. Here is the complete discussion.

For those interested in taking FrontRunner up, the train leaving Salt Lake's Intermodal Hub departs at 4:25, arriving in Ogden at 5:25. It's about a half mile walk down the road to Union Station. Return trips leave every 8 minutes past the hour until 11:08. (Here's the full schedule.) A one-way FrontRunner ticket costs $6.00. An all day pass costs $13.50. So unless you're making side trips (e.g. transfer to Trax or buses), two one way tickets are less expensive.

Skill level is unimportant. Nor does it matter if you shoot a digital SLR, point and shoot, medium format film camera, camera phone or whatever. Come on out and join us and spend some time hanging out with other photographers and having a good time.

Hope to see you there!
Hmm, maybe I should finish processing the photos from last month's walk...