An early spring trip through Little Cottonwood Canyon

A couple of Sundays ago, in one of my worst moods, I made a journey eastward up through Big Cottonwood Canyon southeast of Salt Lake City in the Wasatch Mountains to “cool off” with some high-altitude “solitude.”

A late winter trip through Big Cottonwood Canyon

Two weeks later, when I was in a more celebratory mood, I grabbed my lovely wife Amy and headed eastward again — but slightly farther south this time — for a Sunday afternoon drive through Little Cottonwood Canyon, home of the Snowbird and Alta ski resorts with the community of Alta nestled up at the top of the canyon.

The sky this time was more of an overcast, gray color.  It seemed to suit the subject matter.  If there is one thing Little Cottonwood Canyon has, it’s TONS of gray granite … everywhere.

If you want to know what the Salt Lake City LDS Church Temple is made out of, all you have to do is check out all the granite rock you see in the photos below.

What made this trip bright and cheery, however, was having my lovely Amy along.  She makes a fun passenger … when she’s not back-seat driving.

And, like the Paul Simon song says (fitting for a drive through a steep, rocky canyon), she “loves me like a rock.”

(All still photos below Copyright 2012, Daddysangbassdude Media — ANY UNAUTHORIZED DUPLICATION OR REPRODUCTION IS PROHIBITED)

About A View From The Middle (Class)

Hi, my name's John. I've thought about this blogging stuff for a number of years now. I got into it for real on November 10, 2011, after suddenly losing my job in late October that year. I've been blogging ever since, and I kept it up on a daily basis over a period of a year and four months of being unemployed or under-employed, to try and paint a picture of what being jobless with a family to support can be like. Finally, on February 28, 2013, I got a better job that put us back into the "middle class." But then that job went away, and I took a job as a transit bus driver that put us more in a lower income bracket. Now, I want to blog again on a more regular basis to tell of the kinds of struggles people like us go through as we work toward something better. Who knows, maybe I can actually turn this blogging stuff into a way to earn a living someday! If you go to my blog at and click on my About page, it'll tell you a lot about me -- maybe more than you ever wanted to know. I'm just your average, laid-back guy who's GOING TO MAKE IT IN THIS WORLD, despite all the roadblocks thrown in the way. I also launched a "niche" blog on music at that I'm very excited about because of the popularity of music playlist articles here. Also, check out and "Like" this blog's Facebook page at for instant updates. Look forward to seeing y'all around!
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2 Responses to An early spring trip through Little Cottonwood Canyon

  1. sayvan says:

    Some great shots…

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