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Jim,
Thanks for the uplifting TR. No pics of Vince, just his toys? Does he know you're Home Alone?
 
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Jim,
Thanks for the uplifting TR. No pics of Vince, just his toys? Does he know you're Home Alone?
LOL.
For the most part he's only got one set of each toy so we have to trade off, but he does have two sets of skinning equipment and we did that together a few times. Hope you and your large family are doing well!
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27 June 20 bike ride along the Jordan River Trail.
This is the Native American Heritage Monument in Draper, UT. I like this section of the trail because it's fairly low traffic, good for social distancing.
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White Pelican, they fly in from the Pacific Ocean to breed in the Great Salt Lake area.
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I've passed this cute goat farm near Bluffdale before. That little guy is multi-purposing a skateboard ramp.
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I would like to own one of these 1970s El Caminos. I started and ended my ride at Mulligan's S. Jordan golf center in background. It was mobbed this Saturday morning despite the fact that Utah keeps breaking the daily record for new confirmed Covid cases. Something's gotta give?
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This is from 26 June, I guess you'd call it Sunset over Wasatch Blvd.
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I drove over Guardsman Pass (elev 9717') today with my wife. It was really nice. First time I've been all the way up and over. This is a nondescript road that is closed in winter and easily overlooked. But it's a popular route in summer. The Guardsman Pass Road is at the top of the Big Cottonwood Canyon Access Road. You take a left just before arriving at Brighton Ski Area. You get a view of the upper canyon similar to the higher lifts at Brighton.

A good chunk of Solitude's ski terrain is in the photo.
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The Brighton Millicent Chair goes up the center of this photo. Summer reveals a whole lotta rock up there!
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Guardsman Pass picnic, 9717'.
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East view from Guardsman Pass, pano shot, click to enlarge.
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Descending from Guardsman Pass. Several of the green mountains in background are part of Deer Valley ski area and have chair lift terminals on their tops. Traveling this route really shows you how close all these ski areas are to each other. It would be so easy to connect them!:decisions:
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This is the view looking west from nearby Empire Pass. Empire Express from Deer Valley is visible. I think the farthest lift in background is McConkey's at Park City. This is a pano shot.
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A pair of trikes went by. They look fun!
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This is the Montage Hotel near base of Ruby Chair, Deer Valley. Awesome structure. We drove by the front entrance just for fun and three bellhops came out with masks on.
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Along Main Street in Park City even the statues are wearing masks. We completed a nice loop by returning to the Salt Lake Valley via I80.
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