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All Paths Eventually Lead Home

For now, the wandering has concluded. By the time you read this, I will have started my return from Northern Utah to San Diego.

There is a theory that if you shined a flashlight, in any direction of the universe, the light would eventually come right back to you.  That, to escape the pull of gravity is to return you to where you began.  My travels feel similar, from emotional highs in seeing new places and experiencing new things, to a resigned feeling that I do want to be back home.

Northern Utah has been very good to me.  Thank you to my friend for allowing me to spend what turned out to be a month here.  Having never been to the Northern part of the State, I checked off several boxes and added dozens of others.  I initially experienced warm weather which transitioned to one of my better Autumnal experiences, and when I extended the trip thinking this would go on forever, I got to enjoy an unexpected set of early snowstorms that blanketed the mountains.

What a strange feeling to have amazing scenery at your fingertips as much as you wished to drive one week, to being a shut-in when the storms set in.

Alas, home is calling.  I missed some very strange weather and the tragic crash of a Cessna plane in my hometown that killed 2 people and destroyed a couple homes.  It may be 70 degrees warmer when I arrive home, from the point I started in the morning.  But I can say this, it will be nice to be home.

What follows are 12 more images, which chronicle more travels through Northern Utah, a dash of Idaho, and……snow.

Northern Utah – More Beauty As The Seasons Change

UT178 UT178 – First snow from an early October storm in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains.
UT184 UT184 – Last few moments of Fall Color along Utah Highway 65 before the first significant snow storm blankets the Wasatch Mountains.
UT191 UT191 – Old rustic cabin on the outskirts of Henefer, Utah. I saw this cabin a few days prior and knew I needed to come back for a photograph.
UT196 UT196 – This photo is taken from Idaho, just North of the Utah border. Interstate 15 and the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains are seen.
UT202 UT202 – Panoramic view of the Big Fill and foothills of the original railroad area at the Golden Spike National Historical Park.
UT216 UT216 – My bestview of the Spiral Jetty along Utah’s Great Salt Lake. Often completely under water, drought has contributed to the shores of the lake being 500 yards past this public art by Robert Smithson.
WS82 WS82 – Pines after the first snowstorm to hit Park City in October 2021. Snow this early is unusual.
WS88- Northern Utah Clouds over the ridge that defines Upper and Lower Deer Valley in Park City. WS88 – Clouds over the ridge that defines Upper and Lower Deer Valley in Park City.
WS94 WS94 – More of the clearing storm over the Wasatch Mountains in an early October snowstorm.
PC23 PC23 – Snow-laden reflection from the Deer Valley Resort and the ponds. If you look closely, you can see that falling snowflakes were picked up by my camera. It was very cold outside.
PC27 PC27 – Here is a rare photograph. All of the runs at the Deer Valley Resort have plenty of snow, and nobody is around to enjoy and ski them.
ME113 ME113 is a photograph by T.M. Schultze taken 2021 at Park City, Utah

Thank you to everyone who has read my entire series of blog posts from my 2021 Northern Utah trip.  I hope you have enjoyed the images.

Further Viewing

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