Tag Archives: The outdoors

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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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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Wednesday photo: Roses at Red Butte Garden

I love gardens. If I ever have one of my own, I want roses and fruit trees. For now, I get my rose fix at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City. I have been watching these roses since early … Continue reading

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Leaf peeping in the Wasatch

I didn’t start my drive to Provo Canyon thinking Utah’s fall foliage would put on such a show. I have high standards coming from Ohio, and the bit of fall I saw in Utah in 2011 was not memorable. I … Continue reading

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