A Word a Week: Violet

Purple Mountains MajestyThe Rocky Mountains have been described in song as “purple mountain majesties”. This is most appropriate during the winter months, when the mountains definitely take on a bluish-purplish coloring.



11 thoughts on “A Word a Week: Violet”

  1. From this Missourian’s perspective, your photo looks very much like Mt. Olympus. I made it close to the top one time but, alas, it got too dark and I was alone and unprepared to spend the night, so I had to go back down.

    The two things I miss about the Wasatch Range are their beauty and the fact that I could hike in them during the warmer seasons, except one time, which you can read about here:
    https://oddsandendthoughts.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/peril-atop-mount-timpanogas-an-adventure-to-last-a-lifetime/ ๐Ÿ™‚

    I remember one time coming down Little Cottonwood Canyon, and you know how steep that can get, and my brakes went out. That was a thriller, I tell you. I still don’t know how I made it back down.

    Oh, and I hated the snow.

    1. It is Mount Olympus. My husband has made it all the way to the top several times, but I haven’t done it yet. About the bike ride with no breaks, all I can say is YIKES!! That sounds terrifying. Glad you made it down alive.

      1. That was a car ride, not a bike ride down Little Cottonwood Canyon. If it was a bike ride, I could have easily stopped. I welcome you to check out my experience of climbing all the way to the top of Mt. Timpanogas. (Hopefully I spelled it right in the post.) That was quite an adventure, as it started snowing when we reached the top, the first snow of the year, catching everyone by surprise.

    1. Thank you! This particular peak is Mount Olympus, and it’s an iconic image for the Wasatch Front (what we call the mountains on the east side of the Salt Lake Valley). I have a wonderful view if it from my office, for which I feel very lucky.

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