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My computer was out of commission for a bit so the blogging essentially stopped…but I am now back in business!  The past few weeks have treated me well and have flown by in a scenic blur.  In an effort to escape the heat and see a new place, some fellow Backcountry folk and I went up north of the park, past Kolob Reservoir for a countryside cruise.  We raced away from storm clouds coming from behind us into thick, endless aspen forests which then opened up into huge, plush fields.

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Many of which were covered in tiny purple and yellow flowers.  On our way back we got drizzled on just a bit and as we came over a hill, were greeted with a double rainbow…always a good thing.
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Work also has been gettin’ me around the park.  From the East Rim:P1010481
to the West Rim:
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I visited probably one of the most famous logs stuck in a drainage…
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and have found loads of critters.
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There are really tiny baby lizards around now that are completely adorable and I saw my first scorpion (not in a cage) that was all of an inch and a half long.

Southwestern Utah amazing.  I urge anyone who has not been to this part of the country to get out here and see it for yourself!  With that said, I am missing the mountains, forests, and alpine country of Colorado more each day.  I look forward to being back in Alamosa but until then I plan on soaking up as much Utah (and 110 degree, sun filled days) as possible.

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Found these guys the other morning in the back yard when I went to grab my shoes.  Meet your future overlords:

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While on the topic of snails, here’s an strange but interesting article from National Geographic I ran into a while ago.

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