Fremont River, Utah

Fremont River, UtahFremont River, Utah

Just a simple image today of the Fremont River taken near Capitol Reef National Park last month. I haven’t had time to process many of the landscape images I took on that trip but hope to do that soon. Standing near the edge of the Fremont River made me think about the Fremont People who long ago lived in the area, growing grains, creating amazing rock art and about how much I admire them for how they existed in such a harsh environment.

The Fremont River is named after John C. Frémont who was a very interesting character. He was an explorer, military officer and politician. Archaeologists named the prehistoric Fremont culture after the Fremont River, as the first archaeological sites of the culture were discovered near its course. The geology fascinates me with the layered formations and how they have eroded over the eons.

The Fremont River and the area’s history makes me feel like I have stepped back in time whenever I visit Capitol Reef and the surrounding areas.


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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.


  1. What a gorgeous scene!!!!!

  2. This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us your great photos :)

  3. Such a beautiful, and powerful image. Thank you. Again.

  4. Thanks for the interesting history and the beautiful image of an area I love to explore — so much to see but so little time!

  5. That’s very beautiful, Mia. I wouldn’t mind visiting there someday.

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