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North America » United States » Utah » Snowbird November 12th 2019

Growing up, all is knew about Utah was the Great Salt Lake, copper mines, and Mormons. Over the years, having done both business and adventure travel there, I have gained a better appreciation for the state, its people, and its incredible natural beauty. Their national parks are among my very favorites. So, let's get the trivia out of the way first. Salt Lake City-all three words have four letters. Utah (our 11th largest state) was acquired by the US in 1848 (in a treaty ending the Mexican War), right around the time of the Gold Rush. Utah has 11,000 miles of fishing streams, and 147,000 acres of lakes and reservoirs. The "Ute" tribe of Native Americans gave the state its name, Utah. Ute means people of the mountains. The Great Salt Lake is the largest lake ... read more
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North America » United States » Utah » Snowbird August 6th 2017

August 5, 2017 Weather: 92 and sunny Hours Driving: 30 minutes States Drive Thru: Utah Miles: 19 miles Restaurants: Aristo Greek Cuisine, Harmons Grocery Store Movies: Games: Books: Hotel: Fairfield Inn Salt Lake City South Marriott What a GREAT day! It''s going to sound like we ran around crazy all day but it was such a calm, smooth, fun day. After breakfast we headed out to do another hike up another big hill/mountain in Salt Lake City called Ensign Park. It seemed similar to the one we did the day before which caused the kids to look at us like, "Are you joking? Again?" We said trust us and they did. This one was longer and harder than the last (Camel's Back). The views got better and better as we climbed. It took us about 45 ... read more
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