Monday, July 24, 2006
Moose On The Loose
On our way up the canyon, Dawn Ann spotted this moose. It was about 100 yards away, and I zoomed in as tight as I could with my camera.
By the time we were done, other people noticed the moose too. We started a mini Yellowstone-style wildlife traffic jam.
My brother, Mark, gave me a GPS unit for my birthday a couple of weeks ago. We kept Bryan entertained, by having him give us updates of our elevation as we climbed the canyon. The elevation at the summit, Guardsman Pass, was about 9,300 feet.
We drove over the mountain to Park City and had our picnic dinner at the city park. The kids had fun playing in the park as well.
We came home through Parley's canyon, and made it home before dark.
Later Bryan and I set up our lawn chairs on a sidewalk near our house, and watched everybody else's fireworks, in celebration of Pioneer Day. Ah-hemm. . . or should I say everybody else's illegal fireworks. Legal or not, we enjoyed watching them all.
We will go up to Wyoming later this summer, and shoot off a few fireworks ourselves -- In Wyoming -- where its legal. We have a nice little place we found in Wyoming where we can shoot off fireworks over a marshy area. That way any fireworks that hit the ground still sparking will land in the marsh water and be put out.
Posted by David B.