Week 3, and we are now in Park City UT. We've been in this area before to ski, but this is our first time seeing the canyons without snow. We arrived just in time for the Saturday night rock-blues concert .
Sunday we went over to the Olympic Training Village and by chance a team was practicing ski jumping. If you've ever wondered how in the heck they practice these jumps well here it is -- they have a huge safety pool and their practice skies have holes in them to soften the landing. Of course, I can't figure how anyone learns to do (has the courage to do) these moves with our without water.
Speaking of timing, we arrived just as the leaves started to change. Our first day - everything was green. Then the night weather changed to close to freezing and it pushed Fall. Every day the colors intensified. Awesome.
This is a shot at the Olympic Training Village of the bobsled track and the hill above, just starting to turn color. (8/21)
This is one week later. I couldn't resist doing a little photo-art technique here - the scene begged to have a watercolor effect.
We met up with friends from CA, Kal and Linda Kaplan. Kal joined us one day for golf. Steven and I did some biking, notably a ride with a huff-a-puffa 950 ft. elevation gain, add 40mph+ gusting winds and I literally had trouble moving forward. We did several hikes up in the high canyons and lakes.
Here are a few shots.
JEREMY RANCH GOLF COURSE - ONE TOUGH SHOT INTO THE GREEN
THERE'S A REASON WHY IT'S CALLED MIRROR LAKE
And, finally, let's talk about the fishing. We were fly fishing in rushing mountain-stream water, waist to chest high in waders. We caught some pretty decent fish but after about 3 hours I was frozen numb and Steven agreed he'd had enough-- right after he landed the 2-fister sized brook trout. (We agreed that next fishing event has to be in a boat --or we need to get 5mm waders!).
Finally, I wanted to share a gorgeous sunrise, and equally stunning sunset.
SUNRISE OVER PARK CITY
SUNSET - CANYON'S VILLAGE GONDOLA LIFT
Next stop - South Lake Tahoe.
Thanks for spending some time with us. Thanks to all who sent along comments from the first bog - keep it up. It's fun hearing from everyone.