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Reminiscences of my version of Alta’s 75th ski season

I have come to really love this place. Skiing at Alta has kept me sane and entertained for two winters now, and I am now at a loss for entertainment on my random days off. If I wasn’t at work, … Continue reading

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History of the Brickyard

I live in the Salt Lake City neighborhood called the Brickyard, which is south of Sugar House, west of Canyon Rim, east of South Salt Lake and on the northern edge of Millcreek. It is the area centered around a … Continue reading

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Year two in Utah begins

Today is the first day of my second year in Utah. I had a good enough first year that I will stay for another, but that does not mean it was without difficulties or tears. I have not yet found … Continue reading

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The Top Five: Views in Zion National Park

5. Lava Point Overlook on Upper Kolob Plateau This viewpoint was a recent addition to our Zion National Park knowledge, as it is in the oft-overlooked “middle” section of the park. This isn’t in the main Zion Canyon or in … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Newspaper Rock

Newspaper Rock is so-called because of its plethora of petroglyphs. No one knows much about these ancient carvings, other than that they are younger than the painted pictographs. This ancient art is found all over the four-corner region. This rock … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Home, home on the range

I will be singing that song a lot over the next three days when I watch the buffalo roam and the deer and the antelope play. I am heading north to Wyoming and Montana to visit Yellowstone National Park and … Continue reading

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The art of the Great Salt Lake: The Spiral Jetty

An earthwork sculpture in the Great Salt Lake, the Spiral Jetty created by Robert Smithson is an ever-changing piece of art. It was built from mud, salt, basalt rock and water in 1970 during a period of drought and then … Continue reading

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