Yesterday Merilee and I decided to spend some time up in the mountains. We started up the Alpine Loop, went down to Cascade Springs (where we just missed seeing a moose, from what we heard), drove from there over the mountain and down into Midway, then drove up into the Uintahs a bit. This is what Timp looked like early yesterday. It's so green right now, but that will change here in a few weeks, unfortunately. It was quite a nice way to spend part of our Saturday and escape the heat in the valley.
Two weeks from now we will be in Yellowstone, barring any last minute disasters. I say that because every camping trip we have planned since going to Capitol Reef last September has been canceled due to one problem or another. We are really looking forward to getting away for a few days and just enjoying nature. I can start checking the long-rang forecasts on Thursday, but I am hoping that everything will be looking clear and nice. We really need this one.