This is a short section of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in City Creek Canyon, Utah. It seems as if it's deep within an enchanted forest and yet it's just a ten minute walk from the state capitol building and the city proper. The city of Salt Lake sits nestled right up against the Wasatch Front, a dramatic range of mountains that are part of the Rockies. The city pushes up into many of the canyons but in places things are still pretty much as they've always been. Such is the case with City Creek because the canyon is small and its waters an important resource.
Bent by years of heavy snow the oak trees arch naturally over the paths, creating one of the most beautiful settings I have ever found anywhere in the world. It doesn't matter what time of year, the pathway through the woods here is always magical and always ready for me and my models.