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Alpine Loop and Sundance | www.tasteandtellblog.com #utah

I’m changing things up here a little bit today.

I have this vision.  A vision of what I want this site to be.  How I want it to look, the kind of things I want to share.  And I will have it one of these days.

But it’s going to take some time.  So in the meantime, I’m going to be diverting away from recipes every now and again.  Starting today. (But don’t worry. The focus of this blog will always be food. This is just a little side project.)

Alpine Loop and Sundance | www.tasteandtellblog.com #utah

When I do finally get that design update, I will have a section that I have finally decided to call Taste and Tell Destinations.  I love to travel, but it is going to be so much more than travel.  It’s going to be discovering what is in my back yard.  It is going to be discovering the people who make the foods and the products that we all love so much.  It’s going to be a place where I can share – sometimes with way more photos than people want to see, but really – this section is about sharing – and I’m such a visual person.  I like to share a lot sometimes!!

Alpine Loop and Sundance | www.tasteandtellblog.com #utah

Sometimes there will be a lot of words.  Sometimes, I’ll let the photographs do the talking.  And one day (hopefully sooner than later) these will have their own little section here on Taste and Tell.  So if you are only here for the recipes – don’t fear. Hopefully I’ll only be taking over this main stream for a little while – and in the meantime, I promise that the recipes aren’t going anywhere, and that these kinds of posts will only take over every once in awhile.

Alpine Loop and Sundance | www.tasteandtellblog.com #utah

I live in an amazingly beautiful state.  There really isn’t a day that I don’t look up to the mountains and marvel at the beauty that surrounds me.

Every fall, the leaves are amazing.  It had been a few years since I had driven the Alpine Loop, and I knew it was time to go again.

The Alpine Loop is a 20-mile stretch of road that goes through American Fork Canyon to Provo Canyon.  I started by driving up the American Fork Canyon side, through the Uinta Forest, then down the Provo Canyon side.  And of course, we had to make a stop at Sundance!

Alpine Loop and Sundance | www.tasteandtellblog.com #utah

I was a little worried when we started our drive up – the leaves were still green at the bottom of the canyon.  But as we drove up, the brilliant yellows defintiely showed themselves.  The road is a bit narrow in spots, but that just forces you to slow down and enjoy the ride – and the view.  There are lots of places to pull off of the road to take photos or to simply marvel at the beauty that is around you.

Alpine Loop and Sundance | www.tasteandtellblog.com #utah

Alpine Loop and Sundance | www.tasteandtellblog.com #utah

Alpine Loop and Sundance | www.tasteandtellblog.com #utah

I had 2 kids with me – and they were a bit on the grumpy side after my constant stopping, so we decided to get out of the car at Sundance, take a walk around, and get some snacks.

Alpine Loop and Sundance | www.tasteandtellblog.com #utah

Definitely my sugar lover – a cookie in one hand and a sucker inthe other!!

Alpine Loop and Sundance | www.tasteandtellblog.com #utah

I’m not a skiier, so I have to admit that I’ve only ever been to Sundance when there is no snow on the ground.  But I love it – such a quaint ski resort!!

Alpine Loop and Sundance | www.tasteandtellblog.com #utah

Alpine Loop and Sundance | www.tasteandtellblog.com #utah

Alpine Loop and Sundance | www.tasteandtellblog.com #utah

Alpine Loop and Sundance | www.tasteandtellblog.com #utah

There were a lot more red and orange leaves on the Provo Canyon side, (including at Sundance), but there aren’t very many turn offs on the road.  But believe me – it is so amazingly gorgeous this time of year!!

Alpine Loop and Sundance | www.tasteandtellblog.com #utah

Alpine Loop and Sundance | www.tasteandtellblog.com #utah

Alpine Loop and Sundance | www.tasteandtellblog.com #utah

I hope you will all enjoy this new little adventure I’m going on.  This world that we live in amazes me.  And photography inspires me.  I hope that I can inspire you, too, with what I am sharing!

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21 Responses to Alpine Loop and Sundance | Taste and Tell Destinations

  1. Rosa says:

    A dreamlike place! Utah is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures with us.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. bellini says:

    Love the changes. I look forward to what T & T has to offer in the future.

  3. Gorgeous!! I love Sundance all year round. You captured the fall so well. It’s a beautiful place were so lucky to call home. I’ll be tuning in for your new little project. I love it!

  4. Cassie says:

    I love this idea Deborah! This is a beautiful place to start too. Can’t wait for more!

  5. Such a gorgeous pictorial, and I’m with you, it’s amazing this is all in our backyard. And yet we don’t always take advantage of experiencing it. I’m excited about your new addition to the blog, can’t wait to see where you take us!

  6. Joan says:

    Beautiful pictures and I LOVE the mountains!

  7. Oooooh, lovely! I am excited for this new aspect of your blog!!
    The pictures in this post are beautiful! :)

  8. I’m a travel lover myself so I’m very excited about this new feature!

  9. Becky says:

    We missed the Alpine Loop this year but we went up City Creek Canyon which was also lovely!! Love LOVE this time of year!

  10. Kim Bee says:

    Gorgeous photos. I love when food blogs change things up from time to time. And I adore travel photos so I’m all in.

  11. This post is stunning!! Please, please keep this series up and if anyone is ‘only’ reading your site for the recipes, they have the wrong idea to gloss over a post like this. Cannot believe you live in the midst of such beauty! I feel like I just went to Sundance without the airfare and travel headaches…lol. Thank you! And your sugar lovin’ son, has the right idea..and is a cutie pie!

  12. What a fun idea, I love this series! Gorgeous pictures of the fall colors!

  13. Janell says:

    I LOVE the picture at Sundance with the rock path and the little purple flower in the bottom corner–pretty :)

  14. What gorgeous photos! You’re definitely inspiring me to go out and take up photography as a 2nd hobby!

  15. teresa says:

    love love love it! gorgeous pics. this makes me ache for the west!

  16. Emily says:

    LOVE the Alpine Loop, especially when my hubby takes me on his motorcycle. :)

  17. kristy says:

    Utah is by far one of my favorite states for scenic drives. Mike and I were through years ago and it was just breathtaking – at nearly every turn! I can’t wait to get back and until I do, I look forward to your destination posts. Your pictures are just stunning!

  18. What gorgeous pictures! We live in Colorado, so very familiar with mountains and scenery, but Utah is one of our favorite places.

  19. I feel ya Deborah, about the whole vision of your site and not enough time thing. I have been wanting to do some changes to my site to incorporate other things I am passionate about, in addition to food, but just don’t’ have the time/money to commit to it now. One day, I hope! Can’t wait to see what you have in store! Oh and I could take pictures of Utah like this any day! It has been years and years since I was in Utah during the fall, and it just amazes me how breathtaking it is.

  20. Love the idea behind Taste and Tell Destinations and I can not wait to read future posts. Your pictures are gorgeous!

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