Thursday, January 6, 2011
WARM WEATHER AHEAD
Finally, we reached Salt Lake City, Utah which is great anytime of the year. The mountain views are spectacular and the world's greatest skiing is 30 to 40 minutes away. That is assuming you don't run into an avalanche on your way to Snowbird. My friendly mountain tour guide said that people come to Snowbird from all over the world to learn avalanche control techniques from the best instructors. http://www.wasatchbackcountryrescue.org/ Why anyone would knowingly ski off into a posted avalanche area is beyond my comprehension but they do it all too frequently. I did spend one great day skiing at Snowbird and planned to take some photos to share, however, it was too cold for my camera and I couldn't get it to work - nuts.
I did get a photo of a mill just outside of Salt Lake as we were leaving - best I could do. From Salt Lake on the scenery was spectacular bringing a smile to my face most of the day (EXCEPT when I was driving and I suddenly had semi trucks on both sides and I was sure I was going to get crunched between them - so much so that I screamed - much to my husbands dismay. Well he took over driving for the rest of the day and we survived. Frankly I think driving across country is on the dangerous side.
http://www.abarnamedsueinslc.com/- my husband found one in Salt Lake City and of course I am attaching his photo (he rarely takes photos).