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Aug 17, 2018 - Alpine Loop Scenic Byway

Park City, UT Having driven the spectacular Guardsman Pass Scenic Drive yesterday, we tackled a couple more scenic drives today. The Alpine Loop Scenic Byway is a 27-mile journey through fantastic mountain landscapes, with sites along the way including Mount Timpanogos and Robert Redford's Sundance Resort. The road was quite interesting. There were places where it was actually 2 lanes wide with a painted middle line, guardrails, some relatively straight sections with mild curves and a speed limit of 30 mph. The more interesting sections...

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Aug 16, 2018 - Cottonwood Canyons - Big and Little

Park City, UT When it is too hot and smoky where you are, what is the best thing to do? We headed up. The drive through Big Cottonwood Canyon to Guardsman Pass is only 15 miles but requires over an hour to drive. The road is paved most of the way, is quite narrow in places, and has lots of hairpin turns and, of course, no guardrails. We drove through towering basalt cliff walls which are the remnants of an ancient sea. 6 million years ago this was a drainage basin and the cliff walls are what’s left from eons of Mother Nature at work....

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Aug 15, 2018 - Salt Lake City Temple Square

Park City, UT It was culture day: the Salt Lake City Mormon Tabernacle and Temple in beautifully landscaped Temple Square. We started with an incredible organ concert in the Tabernacle. The music was wonderful, and the setting was gorgeous. What an amazing organ – 11,623 pipes. The organist got quite an all-body workout since he had to use both hands and both feet, especially on the last very joyous song – “Hymn to Joy”. The acoustics of the Tabernacle were demonstrated. We were seated about half way back. The tour guide went to the front....

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Aug 14, 2018 - Sick Day

Park City, UT Air Quality index (AQI) measures air quality. Although we have been in areas where the AQI has been varying between Moderate, Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups and Unhealthy and we have been so close to the forest fires as to be able to smell them, we have been coping fine. That is, until today. We are in an Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups AQI 101 to 150 area. Although the general public is not likely to be affected at this AQI range, people with lung disease are at risk. And the effect of the smoke is cumulative. Well it...

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Aug 13, 2018 - Dinosaurs

Park City, UT We felt a need to exercise our creative juices today, so we went to The Art Box. We have made our own candles before but only tapers that we dipped. Today we experienced an entirely different kind of candle making. First, we decided on a theme (travel), then we selected our basic shape (agonizing), assembled our bouquet pieces (excruciating), selected our colors (intense), and chose our fragrance (problematic). Now we had to break up the colored wax and arrange the pieces in the mold. Hot wax was then poured over the top,...

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Aug 12, 2018 - Utah Olympic Park

Park City, UT The 2002 Winter Olympics were called the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympics. In truth, Park City hosted the bobsled, skeleton, luge, ski jumping, and Nordic combined events. It still serves as a training center for Olympic athletes. Other facilities in addition to the ski jumps and bobsled track include a museum, day lodge, summer aerial training splash pool, ziplines, and a mountain coaster. The 2002 Olympics was the only Olympics in 60 years to make money on the event. The Utah Olympic Park here in Park City has proven to be one...

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Aug 11, 2018 - Ah - it's Utah

Park City, UT We hit the road again and headed south. We left relatively clear skies in Idaho and unfortunately returned to smoky haze in Utah. Our only diversion for the day was a stop in Ogden, UT. They have a marvelous downtown area called Historic 25th Street. The shops are pretty cool by themselves but today there was a Farmer’s Market extending the entire length of the 3-block area, so we had double to peruse. There were less produce and more crafts than we would have preferred but it is getting late in the season. To our dismay we...

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Jun 9, 2018 - To Park City, UT

I enjoyed a pretty darn near smooth day of driving. Very few bumps and that always makes for a happy driver. Buddy, however, complained for an hour and a half. Percentage wise, that wasn't bad as it was a seven hour day. I forgave him. They really were very good kitties and Buddy was out and about within about ten minutes of being released. My photos will take you through the eastern half of Nevada to my RV park in Park City. There's the 'resort' area on top, and then the area for the poor people on two "lower levels". I'm in the latter....

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May 23, 2018 - Park City, Utah

23-May-18 Park City, Utah We left Elko at 10:50 am, a little later than we would have liked. It is 254 miles to Park City. We had more rain showers before we crossed into Utah. As we crossed into Utah, you can see the Salt Flats that stretch out for miles This is where the famous Bonneville Speedway that world land speed records are made. The first record was 39.24 MPH made in 1898. The current record is 760.343 MPH, which is also supersonic, made in 1997. You have to exit off I-80 and skirt the flats to the speedway. We didn’t take it but...

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May 29, 2016 - Over the Mountain to Park City

There is an easy way to get from Salt Lake City to Park City. We decided to take the scenic route. With Sue driving we headed onto Cotton Canyon Road. The road climbed through the canyon along a rapidly moving creek as we passed a large number parked cars (hikers?) and eventually began seeing snow beside the road. We passed the skiing resort at Solitude and, as we reached the resort at Brighton, turned right onto Guardsman Pass Road. That road climbed to an elevation above 9500 feet where we stopped to stretch a bit and let Annie examine...

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Jun 22, 2015 - Park City, UT.

We did venture out of camp and took a drive to Park City, UT. Larry took a back windy road through the Wasatch Back National Forest. It was a 20 mile winding road with switchback along the way. We promised the kids we would not return the same way. Park City is a Mountainside Resort popular for its winter sports. The Utah Olympic park was built for the 2002 Winter Olympics. The drive into town took us pass many ski slopes. This has to be a ski mega in the winter. We walked around town and did a little shopping as well as having lunch. We...

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Feb 27, 2015 - Day 7 - Skiing (And then there were three)

Jonathan left early this morning (4:30am) for the airport, with his lovely taxi service, also known as Dad. Today we decided to venture over to Deer Valley, where only skiers are allowed (I guess they are trying to attract different clientele) Dad dropped Katrina and I off at the lodge, which they had Deer Valley workers helping to unload and carry skis, then he went and parked the car. I grabbed a grooming report map and Katrina figured out where we should start for the day. After getting some snow last night and continued in the morning...

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