Monday, August 30, 2010

Pony Express Trail

Yesterday, we decided to check out part of the Pony Express Trail, the old mail delivery route runs across the desert land just south of Salt Lake City. Recently there was an anniversary ride from California to Missouri in celebration of 150 years, which sparked a considerable amount of re-interest. The part of the trail we visited is still dusty and barren, yet different because it's now paved.

Enjoy the photos!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hill above the house

Dingo, Al and I took a short hike above my parents house today. I have been taking this exact trail since I was a little girl, and the view doesn't ever get old; it's beautiful in every season including winter.

The hill on the top right is where my father taught me to telemark ski!

Unexpected Illness

Due to complications associated with being bucked off a skiddish horse, my father landed in the hospital this last week. My mom and I have spent 4 of the last 5 days taking turns driving from the University of Utah hospital, where my dad was, to Evanston, Wyoming, to take care of their animals.

After speaking with numerous people employed by the hospital, giving LOTS of vials of blood, and undergoing 2 non-knife related procedures, my dad is home. Yay. Dingo and I are also there. We still don't know what was the matter, but tests results are still coming our way.

Thanks for the love and support!

Monday, August 23, 2010

What IS above Deer Valley?

It's funny to me that I grew up in this area, but haven't ever explored the land right around Park City. Funny because I love to ride the mountains in the winter, my friends live there, and one of my favorite authors, Pam Houston, writes about her dog taking on mountain goats there.

Well, after cruising the Deer Valley Resort area, with all of its beautiful houses and interesting winding roads and ski bridges we ended up at the Pass! Awesome! It was a little high up so breathing was harder than usual, but we had a great time hiking up to see the view and even managed to find a few small crystal points on the trail!

We finished with lunch at the Wasatch Brewery and made it back to Salt Lake before the sun went down!

Friday, August 20, 2010


These images are from my fish-eye camera, from last fall! Ryan and I took a trip into Central Park on a day when (crazy!!) we both had the same day off. I love these images, and the digital quality is unfortunately not as good as the original prints ...but enjoy them, none the less!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Carnival III: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Note the mountains in the distance, isn't that a comforting sight!?

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Oh sweet county fair I love thee.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ghost town

Ah, ghost towns. Abandoned western history at it's very finest. There is something fascinating about wandering around an old dried up town in the west is something that I love. So romantic, so interesting ..and a little bit spooky.

Last Sunday we ventured out some back Wyoming roads near Evanston and explored Peidmont, a local ghost town. It dried up when the railroad built the Aspen tunnel and moved away from the area. Founded by the Byrne and Guild families, it was supported by a series of kilns, built by Moses Byrne, that slow burned wood into charcoal.

The day was quiet, smelled of mint and damp grasses, and rained on us just enough.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Spotted this downtown:



There is a dirt road shortcut between where I live, Salt Lake City and my parents house in Wyoming. When the roads are in good condition (and sometimes not so good condition) we take it! Here are some photos from our Sunday shortcut:

Friday, August 06, 2010

Miss. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings!!

Awesome, awesome show!! Utah, you do a good free-show line-up, and here is the proof!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Snowbird in the summer!!

One thing about the Rocky Mountains is that anywhere you live along it's route, be it Utah, Montana, Colorado, you have awesome access to big mountains. A giant rocky playground. These mountains are awesome in the winter, covered with deep, awe-inspiring powder, but!, if you also stick around for the summer months you will find yourself immersed in knee deep wildflowers (I love them!!), clear running streams and cliff faces of rock to give you vertigo just thinking about them!

While Eva was visiting with us we took a trip up to one of the most awesome ski resorts in the country; Snowbird. Feel free to have a moment of silence here if you are one of those riders that understand Snowbird in the winter..

..well, we went in the beautiful summer month of July and being 30 minutes from my house, I think the following photos will prove that it was a great day!!