Sunday, December 19, 2010

2nd Annual 'Freeze Your Tail Off' Overnighter @ Lucin 12/17-12/18/10

So I origingally intended for the camping in the October to be my last trip of the year since I'm not much of a cold weather camper. Well, I needed to get out of the hussle and bussel of the city and enjoy some open air. So I thought what better way to join up with a bunch of friends for a camping trip in the west desert of Utah. One of my friends from back home in Missouri was able to join me for this trip and the company was welcome.

After a late start on Friday night we made it out to Wendover, Utah/Nevada to start the 20+ miles of snow covered dirt road on out to the camp.

Camp for Friday night was the Sun Tunnels out at Lucin

We all awoke to snow covered tents and vehicles in the morning.

After breakfast we head on out along the old Transcontinnal road to old town-sites of Lucin, Terrance and Kelton before heading back into town that afternoon.

Out at Lucin

Out at the cemetry in Terrance. The footings/scraps of wood left over from the over site area were all covered in snow.

Cementry at Kelton

The remained of the trip just involved more snow and slick roads. Overall, it was a great way to spend a weekend.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Night Shots 2

Fiqured I'd try a few more night shots around town. The images are of the North Salt Lake/Woods Cross/Bountiful area in Utah.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Night Shot

I've had my camera for a few years and never really took it off auto-mode. Well, I played with a few of the settings the other night and actually got a night shot to turn out for once.

This is looking up the Wasatch Front from the North Salt Lake area.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Amongst the clouds

Well, I decided to make one final run up along Skyline Drive from Bountiful to Farmington before the weather gets too crappie and the road gets closed for the winter months.

The run was mostly uneventfully, besides a DNR check point, dropping my camera and nearly breaking it and I about got blown alway by the wind up by Franics peak (a 125lb individual + 50 + mph winds = a hard time standing)

Road into the clouds

A little cloudy up at Francis Peak, had to turn the lights on

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Last trip of the year

I'm not really doing a write-up on this trip since it was right in the mountains in my backyard here in Bountiful, Utah but I still wanted to share some photo's.

Just meet up with a couple of old friends from Missouri who are living out here now do a little camping up in the Wasatch Mountains. They got a little lost finding camp that night so I had to go back out and lead them in since I had went up there right after work and they came up about 830 pm.

Most of the photo's from this trip didn't really come out all that well so here are the ones that did.

View #1 from Camp

Just right of that middle outcropping is a 2 nice little switch backs that require a 2 or 3 point turn depending how you approach it. The first switchback has a rock outcropping that makes a little difficult to get up if you don't take the turn wide enough (one of friends found that out the hard way when he got stuck on it).

View #2 Looking out towards Morgan, Utah as the sun was setting

Can you spot my 4runner hiding amongst the trees?

Old Dodge truck that I'm assuming rolled over on the switch backs

No clue what this vehicle was

Sunrise Saturday morning

Spotted this little fellow, a few of its friends made a B-line for it when they heard me

Camp, I was the only one up at this time


Similar to view #1 just in the morning

Breakfast that morning (sausage, onions, red pepper, eggs – not shown but were later added to the sausage mix and hash browns, which didn't turn out to well).

Group shot kind of

Saturday morning we did a little target practice( all spent casings and stationary targets were picked up.

Lets just say I only tried once to hit a clay pigeon the gun had a little more kick to it than I liked. Though I did decent at shooting stationary targets.

Two crappie cell phone photo's of the 2nd and 3rd ponds

Well, this was more or less my last trip of the year. My 4runner is having some issues that I need to address and I need to save some money to get it paid off (hopefully, end of January 2011) so any gas/food money for trips will be going towards that.

Overall, it was a good way to end out the year.