Crystal Cottage Inn
Travel Blogs from Sunset
... us a key and said as few words to us as she could. We had whiskey and wine in the Harris's unit while we looked at photos from today. Then we went to find dinner and that's where the fun started! There were two places in the town area, the first was full and there was a large queue waiting, obviously from a bus tour, so we walked over to a pizza bar next door. We lined up there and after deciding that for once pizza would do, and which one we would have, ...
... changes so quickly; everything got less
green and more red (red rock) as we got closer to Utah. The canyons were
incredible and I felt like I was in a National Geographic documentary for most
of the drive. My words do not do it justice, if you can ever drive through
these states please do!
A stop at the Bonneville Salt Flats ...
... on standby more difficult. The week before, we still weren't sure how we would get there, but we had Scott's Aunt Judy book a one-bedroom condo for us. We figured even if we didn't make it down there, the last minute price on the condo was so cheap that we wouldn't be out a whole lot of money. The day before we were going to depart, we decide we had a pretty good chance flying US Airways through Phoenix, so we made the decision to definitely attempt to get to ...
... ranchers were starting to drive their cattle from summer pastures in the mountains to winter pastures at lower altitudes, so there were lots of cattle to watch for as you rounded the curves. We stopped in a campground on the west side of the mountains for lunch in the midst of the fall colors. The resident cattle herd tolerated our presence.
That afternoon we arrived at Burt and ...
... and businesses springing up in the valley east of the Oquirrh Mountains.
Back in my room, I read the brochure handed out at the visitor’s gate. Fascinating stuff.
- Mining began here in 1906 and plans are in place to extend the life of the mine to 2028
· The elevation of the Bingham Canyon Mine drops from 8,040 feet to 4,390
· If you stretched out all ...