Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Cold Colorado

Third state, third week of the trip; we are now in Colorado. The last few days in Utah were pretty nice. We got to hit up a few different ski trails around the area; White Pine in Park City, and Sundance near the top of Provo Canyon. Sundance is really cool! It is definitely right up there as one of my favorite places to ski. The trails are located at the top of a small canyon, right at the base of Mount Timpanogos, an 11,749 foot peak, the second tallest peak in Utah. Definitely check these trails out if you are in the Salt Lake City area. While we were in Utah we spent a day to go check out SLC and the Mormon Temple.
Mount Timpanogos (photo from Wikipedia)

The team checking out Temple Square, SLC

The drive to Winter Park was really nice. We had some great views along the way. The best views were as we were leaving Utah and passing by Dinosaur National Monument. There were some great exposed stratographic layers and folds. I'm really looking forward to taking my Sediment and Stratigraphy, and Structure courses this semester. When we got to Winter Park the temperature was hanging around 0 and the heater wasn't working in our cabing. Thankfully they got the heater working, but in the mean time we all hunkered down in warm gear and surfed the internet.

The view was we were leaving Utah, as it would be seen in the summer time.
(Photo from Panoramio)

Andy, all bundled up to surf the internet.

Karl and Raph, trying to stay warm.

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