i'm not the hugest fan of utah lake in the summer. the water is murky and dirty and usually smells like dead carp. but lately i've been seeing photos posted from utah lake and figured i needed to wintertime utah lake a shot. and discovered it really is way better.

the sun was shining, snow sparkling and there was not a person in sight. (thanks to nicolaus the fisherman who knows of secret spots to avoid crowds/paid parking...) it was my first time walking all over a frozen lake before and a lot less scary than i imagined. most of it was covered with crunchy snow and we only found a few slick spots.

it was some of the prettiest, most magical scenery i've ever explored. plus, it so nice to get some crisp, fresh air after spending too many days of winter break stuffed up inside with the flu.