So here is the back side of the hotel we stayed at in Ogden Utah, it is an older place with a restaurant separate from the hotel itself that serves decent food and has great service. The room it self was almost on a western theme and dated but clean and comfortable. We would stay there again! The surrounding mountains were capped in snow and a beautiful site in the morning. Through the breezeway you can see the side door of the restaurant!
Hotel in Ogden Utah
Taken at Bryce Canyon looking towards Moab Utah. The layers of different colors and the development of the Hoodoos due to erosion caught my eye. Trip was in 2017
This beautiful park was on the back side of the hotel where we stayed and was full of Koai Fish. They do a lot of weddings there, a beautiful setting. There is just out of this picture a kiosk with fish food in it for a quarter.l
Taken a while back with Russ
What it looks like at Longmire Lodge in the winter time!
Today I finished the 7 day process of making Canadian style bacon. Out of the Traeger Pellet smoker at 150 degrees and now on the cooling rack, then into the refrigerator and tomorrow I will break it down into three chunks for future use. Sliced like thick bacon fried or just heated up in the microwave it is ready to eat.
Cooling before a night in the refriferator
We went to Utah to visit my fathers small farm after not having been there for many years and on that trip we included an excursion to Bryce Canyon national park. Below are some of the pictures from with in the park that I really like. In a few short miles the landscape just keeps changing.
Panoramic view across the canyon looking towards the ever poplar Moab Utah area!
Defiant trees cling to life
Amazing how this one pinnacle stood the test of time
A group of Hoodoos
Notice the vegetation on top
Entire rim of this part of the canyon is made up of Hoodoos.
This lone dead tree is on the edge of the canyon standing in defiance to the weather
Hoodoos on a ridge
A fine Balancing act
A friend of mine and a co worker for many years is a motor cycle enthusiast both off road and on road and he was wanting to create a GPS record around the perimeter of Capital Forest. Since I had the jeep we decided to travel the route together in the jeep and record our route which came close to 90 miles of forest roads and took most of a day, but we now both have our own route usable with our GPS devices. We traveled from roughly 200 feet elevation on up to 2600 hundred feet. I learned a lot about a new software and had a great time.
Steve on our first stop and where we had lunch
Log landing with Steve
First break and lunch time at a Landing turned into a primitive camp site with a view
Lunch break in Capital Forest
From the landing across a valley you can see a logging tower where they drag the trees to load on trucks for the trip out!
Logging/ Tree Farming
A bonus view while working our way across a ridge. A view of Summit Lake through the trees.
Another view of Summit lake, clear cuts and homes.
Another View of Summit Lake
And the result is a GPX route for our future use.
End of the day results
We took a couple rides in the Jeep while in the Klamath falls area, one was to the top of a butte and the other was to Crater lake. Beautiful country and scenery.
The first image is a radio and communications tower on top of a butte at 8022 feet elevation and a long rough 9 miles of switch back road,.Well worth the trip as the views were fantastic.
From the Butte we could see Mount McLaughlin miles away standing 9495 feet tall with a snow covered peak.
Here is some summer time snow left over from winter protected only by some sparse shade.
Next we went to the famous Crater lake and could only do the west side rim as the east side road was under construction for some badly needed repairs. This is a Island in the lake.
This is a wide angle picture of part of Crescent lake that I really like. It was a nice trip and we saw some beautiful landscapes on the way to the lake itself.
Here are a few images from our trip last week to Oregon, Idaho and Utah. The rock is the same rock my dad and I sat on 40 years ago and had Sharon take our picture “Memories”. We traveled over 2550 miles and had a great time met a neighbor of dads while in Beaver all in all a great trip!
Our Jeep on the bench in the sage brush above dads place
AspenTrees higher elevation on the Face of the mountain.
Aspen trees and log fence at the first lake on the “Loop”.
The rock dad and I sat on years ago for Sharon to take our picture.
Dad and I in the 70’s on his small farm in North Creek Utah on a trip with Sharon!
Many years ago on his last farm