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Saturday, August 13th, 2022 | 7:00am - 8:30am

Where We Will Meet

Parking lot - Silver Lake Visitor Center

Where The Walk Will End

Parking lot - Silver Lake Visitor Center

About This Walk

Silver Lake is a beautiful alpine lake (8,700 feet elevation), surrounded by meadows, aspens, evergreen trees and a boardwalk (wheelchair accessible). This will be a nature and landscape photography walk. The scenery, flora and fauna around the lake are breathtaking. You are likely to see moose, deer, beaver and a wide variety of wild flowers. I’d advise bringing a wide variety of lens (normal, wide angle, telephoto and macro). This walk is for all skill levels — even those with a cell phone camera.

TIMING: Those who want to experience the first rays of the sun hitting the lake, may want to arrive a few minutes early. Although the official sunrise for this area is 6:35 am, the mountains block the first rays from hitting the lake unto 6:45 to 7:00 am, depending on your lake location.

PARKING: At this early hour, there should be very little competition for parking. However, if the Visitor’s Center parking lot is full, use the open parking space surrounding the Brighton Store and Cafe, just east of the Visitor’s Center parking lot.

CLOSE to SLC: The lake is only 30 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City. It is located near Brighton, Utah; and, is only 15 miles (25 minutes) from the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon (Highway 190).

Your Leader: Royce Bair is known worldwide for his Milky Way NightScapes eBook; however, this will be a daytime (sunrise) photo walk.

    Royce Bair Dear Silver Lake Photo Walk Attendees, I'm looking forward to meeting each one of you this Saturday morning! Here are 3 items about our walk: 1. I'll be handing out a gift from Pictureline and Canon to the first 18 people who meet me in the parking lot, near the Visitor's Center. It's a miniature Canon telephoto lens (replica) LED keychain flashlight. 2. Although the projected weather pattern shows afternoon thunderstorms (40-60% chance) over the next nine days, early morning are typically pretty clear. There may be some clouds in the morning hours, but this can often lead to better sunrises. 3. Although our walk starts at 7:00 am, I will be near the Visitor's Center at about 6:45 am to greet anyone who arrives early to catch any early rays of light. - - - Royce

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