In addition to hiking, one of my favorite things to do is explore backways. On several different days, we headed out to enjoy the beautiful weather and back country. One of those excursions was East Fork Sevier River Backway.
We enjoyed a stop and walk along the water's edge at Tropic Reservoir. I was surprised at how many ducks and geese were still here.
And of course, I had to stop and converse with the horses.
We turned on one of the many side roads named Long Hollow and discovered it was a Great Western Trail.
I read that this trail system is 4,455 miles long from Canada to Mexico...
...and that these trails are just as they were when pioneers and cattle ranchers used them.
I did wander behind the arch in hopes to find a trail to the top. Thanks for the suggestion Al ( thebayfieldbunch.com ). I didn't see a "trail" but I did see some beautiful rocks.
While there we saw a helicopter carrying away huge bundles of something that caught our eye.
Regardless of which way we went, this is a land of silence, wide-open spaces, beautiful colors, and one cute sign.
And yes, fall is definitely in the air...my favorite season !