Friday, January 31, 2014

Exploring the Park City Area

After watching the Longhorns' season implode against BYU, I headed up into the mountains toward Park City to explore the town and nearby fishing holes and to start looking for a job.

Rainy day on the Middle Provo

Caught some fish on the Middle Provo, along with a bird

After spending a couple of days in Park City, I started working my way back to Lake City--first stop was the Weber River just 30 minutes from Park City.


Sunset over the Weber River




I came to a halt walking back to my truck when I caught this sunset reflecting in my window













After staying the night in Evanston, Wyoming, I made my way to the famous Green River below the Flaming Gorge Reservoir: the fishing did not disappoint!

Flaming Gorge Reservoir

More of the Flaming Gorge Reservoir, which is 91 miles long

You don't say that this road is closed?

Green River: The Green River joins the Colorado River in Canyonlands National Park


Nice brown trout on the Green

Super chunky 19-inch rainbow on the Green


Scene of the Crime: I lost my last fish of the day in this stretch of the Green: he was easily 22-inches (if not considerably bigger) and burned through 50 yards of line before throwing my fly with an impressive back flip.  I need to get back here soon!

Final campsite of the road trip: a Walmart parking lot in Grand Junction, Colorado

Traffic Jam

Back in the San Juans near Lake City


Driving into Lake City

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Texas-BYU

After taking in some of Canyonlands National Park, I hit the road for the Texas-BYU game in Provo.  A big storm rolled in right before the game, so we had an extended weather delay, and once the game started, the wheels fell off almost immediately.


Driving through the mountains



Outskirts of Provo

Provo

Big storm:
video

The rain eventually let up, but then so did the Longhorns



Saturday, January 18, 2014

Canyonlands National Park

After watching the sun set at Arches National Park and grabbing dinner in Moab, I camped in my truck and woke up to this view:

Car (truck) camping sunrise
I hurried over to Canyonlands National Park to catch more of the sunrise and take in the canyons in the early morning light.







Missed a few too many meals during my travels, or are my shorts actually that baggy?









Canyons carved by the Colorado and Green Rivers

Canyons carved by the Colorado and Green Rivers






















Upheaval Dome

The view through the famous Mesa Arch

Mesa Arch (left) overlooking Canyonlands






After taking in as many sights as I could in a morning, I headed northwest to Provo to take in the Texas-BYU game (*sigh*).