Not far from my home in Logan Canyon in Northern Utah lies a unique geological formation locally known as the “China Wall”. This striking rock formation juts out of the northern and southern slopes of the canyon. One has to use care while driving up the windy canyon so as to not get distracted while staring at this formation, potentially causing a car accident.
Even more impressive than the view from the valley floor road is the awe striking scenery from the top of the formation. A trail called the Crimson Trail challenges the hiker with a heart pumping ascent followed by a graceful stroll along the top of the wall. Golden views of the setting sun in the west reward the hiker at sundown.
I thoroughly enjoy the outdoors and especially the mountains and their never-ending variety. These places cause me to reflect on how small we humans are in a vast beautiful creation. I also enjoy studying the words of ancient and modern prophets and find nature and the words of these inspired people to harmoniously lift and guide the soul. One such ancient prophet was Enos of the ancient Americas who also spent a lot of time in the great outdoors. His words are inspiring and ring close to home. Read his story of his hungering soul and a corresponding answer from his maker here.
I have developed my photos shown below with the goal of capturing a sense of inspiration I feel from this location.
I want to thank my son, Josh, for his tireless strength in packing heavy gear, and his determinism, creativity and patience in capturing and composing this photo memoir, even with blistered feet.
I also want to thank Ashot Danielyan from Moscow, Russia for supporting this photo memoir with his music composition of “Mountain of Death.” He has communicated to me that many of his music tracks are inspired by nature’s forest settings.