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Old 06-11-2012, 11:32 AM   #1
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Utah Trip Report - June 2012

I finally got away for a few days in the Sportsmobile. In reality I did a little "condo camping" at our family cottage at Bear Lake on the Utah/Idaho border.

Stopped on the way up at Bridal Veil Falls in beautiful Provo Canyon.



This is the back side of Mount Timpanogos looking at it from Deer Creek Reservoir on the way to Heber City, Utah.


Saw plenty of Pronghorn Antelope in Wyoming and Utah on the way to Bear Lake.


Bear Lake is a gorgeous, deep blue lake, 20 miles long by 8 miles wide, on the Utah/Idaho border.



Our cottage in Garden City, Utah at Bear Lake


View out the back window of the cottage


Checking to see how many Sportsmobiles could fit on our property if we held a Meet and Greet at the lake. Anyone interested?
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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Re: Utah Trip Report - June 2012

Drove up to Minnetonka Cave just outside St. Charles, Idaho. I was the first tour of the season and was all by myself. Best way to tour a very nice cave. There are 888 steps to climb inside the cave. Pretty tough on an old man.





Tony Grove Lake up Logan Canyon



Along the Bear River in the Onieda Narrows near Preston, Idaho. Drove over to see if I might run into Zeta. Didn't know the town was as big as it is.



Oneida Reservoir. Nice place to camp.

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Re: Utah Trip Report - June 2012

Wow great photos...888 steps might be hard for anyone...
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Getin closer to my house, I love this time of year here!
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Utah Trip Report - June 2012

Mac,
You missed me by about 300 ft. I live on the Bear River.

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You missed me by about 300 ft. I live on the Bear River.

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You've got to be kidding me. Dang! I should have kept my eyes pealed! I may head up that way again in a couple of weeks. I'm testing a theory about my vertigo -- that it may be related to living in Las Vegas. I was healthy the week I was at Bear Lake. So I'm going to go back and test it for a longer period next time. It may be time to get out of Dodge and head for the hills permanently.
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Very Cool. Pardon my ignorance, but is Bear Lake freshwater, life sustaining? Or mineral/salt?
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Mac,
Glad you are up and about. You might be on to something regarding your vertigo. My folks lived their last few years in LV. Everytime we visited we came home feeling a bit odd for few days! Maybe it was my Dad's cooking. How about the altitude difference?
I spent several years living and working in North Eastern Utah/South Eastern Idaho. Absolutely some of the prettiest country I've ever been in. I particularly liked Logan Canyon as well as the country between Soda Springs and Blackfoot Idaho along the Blackfoot River. I worked on a big dry farm barley/cattle ranch about 25 miles north west of Soda Springs. If somebody offered me that job running a combine again I'd pack up and be back there in heartbeat. Bear Lake was pretty undeveloped back then (1970). I was through there a couple of years ago and surprised at how many summer homes were there. The Bear River eventually dumps into The Great Salt Lake. I worked for the Bear River Canal Company as a watermaster from 73 to 76. Water diverted from the river near Clarkston Utah at Cutler dam supplies all of the irrigation for the farms west of Logan and north of Brigham City. It is or was the largest privately owned canal system in the US. Next time you go up to that country spend some time exploring the desert around Promontory and on out to Park Valley.
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Very Cool. Pardon my ignorance, but is Bear Lake freshwater, life sustaining? Or mineral/salt?
Sadly, regardless of life....I would have had to be throwing my 8" Zoom Red Bug Lizard!!! haha
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Very Cool. Pardon my ignorance, but is Bear Lake freshwater, life sustaining? Or mineral/salt?
Lots of fishing!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_Lake_ ... %93Utah%29

http://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/parks/bearlake.aspx

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