Spring has come a bit early here in Utah and the weather for the past week has been phenomenal. We have been in the 70's and even the low 80's at times. I have taken advantage of the weather this weekend. First, I took a 30 mile bike ride into Provo Canyon on Saturday
Then today (Sunday), I drove to Payson Canyon and hiked up to Maple Lake. This was a similar hike that I did over a month ago. The difference was that much of the snow has melted since then.
The total distance was only 3 miles, but the elevations was quite steep during a few segments. I almost slipped at one point and fell down a 50-foot embankment.
I was excited to get to the top and to see Maple Lake. I had a vision of what it would look like and I was just about right. It is a small lake surrounded by trees and VERY PEACEFUL.
Here is a video I made with my cell phone during the hike.
When I descended back down from the lake, I noticed a very active stream with a powerful flow of water from the ongoing snow melt. Here's a couple snaps from 2 different locations.