Monday, May 20, 2013

Back In The Saddle Again

We went up above Croydon, it is  a small unincorporated community in northeastern Morgan County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Ogden–Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. Accessible from Interstate 84, it is home to Holcim's Devil's Slide Cement Plant and several hundred residents.Lost Creek runs through this small unincorporated town, just northeast of the Devil's Slide rock formation.
Cattle and sheep ranches can be found throughout the valley and in the surrounding mountains. Croydon is also home to the annual Widowmaker snowmobile and motorcycle hill climbing events. Founded in 1862, the community was originally named Lost Creek. The name was changed to honor Croydon, England, the origin of many of the settlers.

 We found some interesting fungus growing on the side of a tree and some wild flowers that were just starting to pop their heads out of the cold ground.

 The city cemetery was close by so we took a little walk
 around it  getting the kinks out of our knees and back.



Gayle said...

Very cool - I've pulled off the freeway to look at the Devil's Slide before, but have never done anymore exploring than that - pretty scenes you captured!

Yvonne said...

This part of Utah Alex and I really need to explore someday. It is so beautiful! Great pictures you took!

Donna said...

Such a great group of photos! I especially love those taken from the horse! A horse-eye view, so to speak - hahaha!!!!! Thank you for taking us on this journey.

Veronica Lee said...

Once again, I'm blown away by your gorgeous photos, Whitey!!!

Janie said...

Looks like a great place to ride! Those are some trails I'd like to explore someday.