Our trip to Sunset, Utah - 2011
In our trips to this area in the past we have not visited Park City, Utah. This is the area of the home of the 2002 Winter Olympics. So today we travelled to this area. Our first stop was to view a portion of the Jordanelle Reservoir. This first stop was near a resort, state park camping site, as well as a very expansive condominium complex.
Our next stop was between Park City and the town of Heber where we had a great view of the dam as well as a major portion of the reservoir. It was about 50-degrees and very little wind so it was a very pleasant afternoon.
This last view of the reservior shows the earthen dam that was constructed in 1995/96.
From here we drove to Park City and drove the historic main street but did not stop as it was a busy place and we were not wanting to do any shopping in what appeared to be very high end shops. Instead we made our way to the town of Heber for fuel and then headed back towards Salt Lake City to complete our loop. We stopped for a picture of Deer Creek Reservoir, the picture below shows the sand beach near the campground that Gary has used on fishing trips.
Our return trip took us through Provo City and then north towards Salt Lake City. Our final stop along the route was at Bridal Veil Falls, which was very poorly marked and a surprise when we took the turnout that we thought would give us a better view of Provo Canyon. This falls, which is 607 foot tall was named due to a Native American legend about a young couple from competing tribes meeting there. If you look closely at the bottom of the picture you will see people standing on a bridge at the base of the falls, which gives some scale to the picture.
The mountains on either side and opposite the falls are very impressive. The picture below show the mountains to the left side of the falls.
Our day ended at Gary's house where he cooked a great meal of Italian style pork chops, tomato, basil, and mozzarella stuffed ravioli, and crusty bread. The chops were finished with a cream sauce and goat cheese, a great finish to a great day.
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