Ep. 103: Lakeside Mountains | Great Salt Lake Utah RV travel camping
Sometimes even the best plans can go haywire, and it's incumbent upon us to be able to handle any contingency when recreating in the great outdoors. After a wonderful weekend spent camping with our friend Angus in the Lakeside Mountains of Utah's Great Salt Lake Desert, and exploring railroad history, defunct gold mines, and parts of the U.S. Air Force Utah Test & Training Range, the weather delivered our most Grand Adventure yet!
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Road Trip : Las Vegas to Salt Lake City, Utah
Summer road trip (September 2017) Las Vegas back to Vancouver, Canada. First stop ; Salt Lake City.
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Time-Lapse Drive from Price, Utah to Orem, Utah (2018)
Part of our journey took through the mountains between Price, Utah and Orem, Utah. Orem, Utah is just south of Salt Lake City, Utah. We caught a little rain at the beginning of our journey but then it quickly cleared up.
Just before you reach Spanish Forks and Interstate 15 there is a wonderful railroad oriented rest area called Tie Fork Rest Area.
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Kevin's Adventures In The Wasatch Mountains
The product of 20 million years of geologic faulting, volcanic activity, and glaciation, the Wasatch Mountains, the western range of the Rocky Mountains, stretch across Utah from the Bear River in the north to Mount Nebo near Nephi in central part of the state. Most elevations along the range are generally between 9,000 and 10,000 feet; Mount Nebo is the highest peak at 11,877 feet. Some of the other significant peaks from north to south include Willard Peak, Mount Ogden, Bountiful Peak, Mount Olympus, Lone Peak, Mount Timpanogos, Provo Peak, Spanish Fork Peak, and Loafer Mountain.
Since the earliest days of Mormon settlement, the majority of Utah's population has chosen to settle along the range's western front, where numerous river drainages exit the mountains. The mountains were a vital source of water, timber, and granite for early settlers. Today they continue to serve as the primary source of water for the populous Wasatch Front, and to provide year-round recreational opportunities to residents and visitors alike.
The mountains were first viewed by white men in 1776 when Fathers Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Silvestre Velez de Escalante traversed the range, exiting near present-day Spanish Fork. The next entry into the mountains was during the 1820s by fur trappers and traders from Santa Fe and Taos; among them Etienne Provost, from whom the city of Provo takes its name. Following Provost into the Wasatch came British and American trappers, including Peter Skene Ogden, William Ashley, Jedediah Smith, James Bridger, James Clyman, among others. The competition between British and American fur interests throughout the west became moot when, by 1840, silk replaced beaver fur as the height of fashion.
In 1846, having left Fort Bridger and following the instructions of frontier entrepreneur Lansford Hastings, the members of the ill-fated Donner-Reed Party hacked out a wagon road from near the site of present-day Henefer and down into the Salt Lake Valley. Eleven months later, in July 1847, the first Mormon emigrants negotiated this same wagon road in only three days.
When Mormon loyalty to the United States was questioned during the Civil War, Colonel Patrick Connor and his Third California Infantry were ordered to Utah to establish Fort Douglas at Salt Lake City. With Connor's encouragement, the Californians spent much of their time prospecting for minerals in the Wasatch and other areas near the city.
In 186, prospectors discovered silver, lead, and zinc deposits in the canyons and mountains southeast of Salt Lake City, particularly in Big Cottonwood, Little Cottonwood, and Parley's Canyons. By 1870 towns like Alta and Park City had sprung up and taken on the aspect of other mining towns found throughout the West. Alta at one time supported twenty-six saloons and six breweries, while the major portion of Park City's municipal revenues were received from saloon licenses and fines for prostitution.
After experiencing years of decline, Alta and Park City have experienced something of a rebirth as winter ski resorts. Indeed, skiing has become one of Utah's major attractions, prompting the development of many major and world renowned resorts in the Wasatch Range, where snow has been claimed to be the world's finest for skiing.
Lake Louise & Moraine Lake, Banff NP, Canada in 4K (Ultra HD)
The beautiful lakes Louise & Moraine in the Banff National Park, Canada, and views from three popular scenic hikes in the surrounding area.
In the video: Lake Louise (0:05), Fairview Mountain Trail (0:32), Lake Agnes Trail (1:55), Plain of the Six Glaciers Trail (2:45), Moraine Lake (3:14), Larch Valley-Sentinel Pass Trail (4:13).
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Best Western Google Review Great place to stay I only have two minor complaints. One the cleaning staff speaks no english and when you say something to them it's like talking to a corps for a second. The othe is my A/C went out in July when I was gone from my room. When I got back from a long day installing pipe,,,,, boy was it hot!!!!! They did give me another room but I had to move all of my stuff myself. This is a nice CLEAN nice and quiet place. The mention of a dated look,,,, well,, I don't stay at motels for the decore. Besides, it was clean and comfortable and the A/C for the most part was awesome. I have to go back to this project and will happily stay there again. Nothing was stolen from my room,,, but then everything of value to me is with me at all times. The flat panel tv's are great, the microwaves are adequate for snacks, and if you turn the fridges down they will turn your drinks to ice. Nice place stay here,,,,, oh and try PANDA GARDEN over on 900 east,,,, great food.
Best Western is also your perfect location to base your vacation, when visiting the local scenic attractions, and nearby Bryce Canyon, Zions, and Grand Canyon National Parks. Having each within a few hours drive and Zions a mere 45 min, see the great beauty of the nearby National Parks.
Ten local golf courses, family amusement centers , hiking and mountain biking trails as well as the Saint George Marathon, Ironman, Days of Camelot Festival and The Tuacahn Outdoor Theater provide nearby year-round fun, while our on-site meeting facilities, accommodating up to 350 guests, makes conducting business at the Best Western Coral Hills easy.
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Driving in Salt Lake City Utah at Night
The Salt Lake City metropolitan area is the metropolitan area centered on the city of Salt Lake City, Utah. The Office of Management and Budget and the United States Census Bureau currently define the Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area as comprising two counties: Salt Lake and Tooele. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 1,087,873. As of July 1, 2014 the U.S. Census Bureau's population estimates division placed the population at 1,153,340, an increase of 65,467 or 6.0 percent since April 2010; out of 381 total MSAs, the Census Bureau ranks it as the 48th largest MSA in the United States in 2014 and the 58th fastest growing since 2010. The Salt Lake City Metropolitan Area and the Ogden-Clearfield Metropolitan Area were a single metropolitan area known as the Salt Lake City-Ogden Metropolitan Area until being separated in 2005.
The metropolitan area is part of the Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem, UT Combined Statistical Area, which also includes the Ogden–Clearfield metropolitan area, the Provo–Orem metropolitan area, the Heber City, Utah micropolitan area, and the Summit Park, Utah micropolitan area.
Salt Lake City, often shortened to Salt Lake or SLC, is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Utah. With an estimated population of 190,884 in 2014, the city lies at the core of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, which has a total population of 1,153,340 (2014 estimate). Salt Lake City is further situated within a larger metropolis known as the Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo Combined Statistical Area. This region is a corridor of contiguous urban and suburban development stretched along an approximately 120-mile (190 km) segment of the Wasatch Front, comprising a total population of 2,423,912 as of 2014. It is one of only two major urban areas in the Great Basin (the other is Reno, Nevada), and the largest in the Intermountain West.
The city was founded in 1847 by Brigham Young, Isaac Morley, George Washington Bradley and numerous other Mormon followers, who extensively irrigated and cultivated the arid valley. Due to its proximity to the Great Salt Lake, the city was originally named Great Salt Lake City—the word great was dropped from the official name in 1868 by the 17th Utah Territorial Legislature. Home to the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and Temple Square, Salt Lake City was historically considered a holy city by members of the LDS church; Brigham Young called it a Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. Today, however, less than half the population of Salt Lake City proper are members of the LDS Church.
Immigration of international LDS members, mining booms, and the construction of the first transcontinental railroad initially brought economic growth, and the city was nicknamed the Crossroads of the West. It was traversed by the Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental highway, in 1913, and presently two major cross-country freeways, I-15 and I-80, intersect in the city. Salt Lake City has since developed a strong outdoor recreation tourist industry based primarily on skiing, and hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. It is the industrial banking center of the United States.
Salt Lake City lies at the convergence of two cross-country freeways; I-15, which runs north-to-south just west of downtown, and I-80, which connects downtown with Salt Lake City International Airport just to the west and exits to the east through Parley's Canyon. I-215 forms a 270-degree loop around the city. SR-201 extends to the western Salt Lake City suburbs. The Legacy Parkway (SR-67), a controversial and oft-delayed freeway, opened September 2008, heading north from I-215 into Davis County along the east shore of the Great Salt Lake. Travel to and from Davis County is complicated by geography as roads have to squeeze through the narrow opening between the Great Salt Lake to the west and the Wasatch Mountains to the east. Only four roads run between the two counties to carry the load of rush hour traffic from Davis County.
Salt Lake City's surface street system is laid out on a simple grid pattern. Road names are numbered with a north, south, east, or west designation, with the grid originating at the southeast corner of Temple Square downtown. One of the visions of Brigham Young and the early settlers was to create wide, spacious streets, which characterizes downtown. The grid pattern remains fairly intact in the city, except on the East Bench, where geography makes it impossible. The entire Salt Lake Valley is laid out on the same numbered grid system, although it becomes increasingly irregular further into the suburbs. Many streets carry both a name and a grid coordinate. Usually both can be used as an address. US-89 enters the city from the northwest and travels the length of the valley as State Street (with the exception of northern Salt Lake City).
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