Monday, May 6, 2013

The Trip home from Vernal

I'll admit, on the way to Vernal, I was in a hurry. I wanted to get my bib, check in the hotel and eat so I didn't make any stops.  That didn't stop me from appreciating what I saw on the way up there.  I was tempted to stop and take pictures or check out the views but I didn't.  On the way back, though I did stop by a ton of places of interest, snapped a few pictures and checked out the scenery.  It did take me an extra 30 minutes or so to get home, but it was worth it.

One of the first places to check was Starvation State Park.  I didn't actually go into the park, but along highway 40 there is a viewing area.  So I pulled over and got some pictures:

Outside of Heber City is Strawberry Reservoir.  Amazingly enough it looked like there was still ice and snow on the water.  The temperature also had dropped from the 70's into the low 50's while there.  I think I saw signs that said the elevation was roughly 8000 feet.  There were plenty of hiking trails too and it looks like it might be an interesting place to take a CamelBak and try and do a long run.  Also, this was only about an hour from Salt Lake City...

The trip back home was pretty uneventful.  My ears were ringing pretty good though from all the elevation changes.  Going through Park City always does that to me.  The two cities we passed through look like something you might find up in rural Wisconsin and I was wondering what people do for fun out there.  Definitely an agricultural lifestyle as I saw plenty of farming suppliers.

Enjoy the photos.

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