Aspen solitude




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Originally uploaded by Suffering the Benz

Business travel normally sucks, but last week we held a retreat in Utah, not far from Park City. It was a great trip and gave me a chance to tromp around in the mountains a bit. I’d forgotten how completely, utterly sublime a stand of swaying aspens can be. I tried to capture them with my camera but had only limited success. I uploaded photos of the aspens and our pontoon excursion at Jordanelle State Park here on my Flickr account..

We could smell forest fires that are raging in central Utah while we were there. The smoke and ash added drama to the sky at sunset, but we didn’t see any flames firsthand.

As a perfect close to the trip, I managed to snag first-class upgrades on my flights home. Both flew on time. Sometimes the travel gods smile upon me …