Lens Travels - Living our Dreams! travel blog

The view from our site as we headed out for the day

Some perspective...we are camped just to the left of the red amphitheatre

The old pit toilets at Brian Head lookout

Leaving Brian Head towards Cedar Breaks

Airlines traffic control radar tower

1935 Pit Toilets

Old school, but still in good condition

Many carriers have their towers up here

Weather tower

Turning onto Hwy 14

Heading towards Duck Creek Campground & Village

Fire intensifing

Slab of Ponderosa Pine


Feeders at the Duck Creek Visitor Center


Says it all!

Leaving Duck Creek Village

Turn around point...6 miles from the fire

Equipment standing by

Beautiful wooden church in Duck Creek Village

The start of our hike around Aspen Mirror Lake

Spring Beauty

Bridge over Duck Creek next to the lake

They were catching trout

In full bloom on the water

Aspen Mirror Lake

Waterway from river to lake


Smoke reflected on the lake

We see you!

Lots of smoke in the distance

Lake In full bloom

The river leaving the lake

This Shingle forest fire is turning into quite a big deal around here. It has grown from 500 acres to 5400 acres at the last update on utahfireinfo.gov, and is said to be 0% contained. Fortunately for us the wind is taking it away from us and we are in no immediate danger from it. Last we heard it is now heading toward Bryce Canyon. We'll keep you posted.

Yesterday we got as close to it as they would allow. We had hoped to get closer, but they were on to us and wouldn't let it happen. As we got closer we found more and more ATV's out and about trying to do the same thing we were. They probably had a better shot it than we did because they know the area.

We're putting together our quick evacuation plan just in case it's required. Don't want to lose the Dutch Star, and have no intention to let that happen. We'll be out of here at the first sign of any serious threat anywhere close to us, but currently that looks very unlikely.

We ran into another of those special places yesterday called Aspen Mirror Lake. Very nice as you'll see by the pictures, and very close to the fire.

Stay tuned

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