What a Beautiful Place!
Sunset on the Bear River Range Oxford Peak, the northwest border of Cache Valley. Bear River Range foothills near Franklin, Idaho.
I decided that since I live here in Cache Valley and since most of my photos are from this area that I'd make an album of all of my photos, and those of others that I really like, from Cache Valley and the surrounding mountains. (Bear River Range, Wellsville Range, Bannock Range etc.....)
Cache Valley is split in half by the Idaho/Utah border and both sides offer great opportunities for outdoor recreation. It is hemmed in by mountains on every side and is generally rural in nature and heavily agricultural. The largest city in the valley is Logan, Utah (Pop.40,000+-) which is home to Utah State University. The largest city on the Idaho side is Preston, Idaho (Pop. 4,682). I'm from Preston so you can tell where my loyalties lie.
The Bear River Range forms the entire eastern border of the valley and with the Wellsville and Bannock Ranges forming the western boundary. The Wellsvilles are entirely in Utah and the Bannock Range is entirely in Idaho.
Cache Valley is also fortunate to have two wonderful wilderness areas close at hand. The Mt. Naomi Wilderness area encompasses the highest mountains of the Bear River Range with Mt. Naomi (9979) being the highest. The Wellsville Mounatin Wilderness to the southwest takes in the entire Wellsville Range.
I've broken this up into the following sections. For more comprehensive information see the ranges' individual SP sites. I'm only putting a little information and leaving the rest to the photos.
Spring snow in Cherry Creek.
When the valley is turning green and the mountains are still covered with snow, spring in Cache Valley is a wonderful time to take pictures. The snow makes the mountains seem higher and the green of the valley make a beautiful contrast.
Fall In Logan Canyon
Fall is exceptionally beautiful in the Cache Valley Area. The mountains around the valley are home not only to pine and fir trees but to Mountain Maple and Aspen. The green of the conifers mixed with the bright orange and red of the Maple and the yellow of the Aspen make for a very exciting fall.
Late Fall in Deep Creek.
A winter evening in High Creek.
Winter is a beautiful time in the valley and surrounding mountains. Sometimes the winters are wet and sometimes they're dry but either way they are wonderful and cold. These are some of my photos of the winter time.
Winter in Copenhagen Basin.
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