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I grew up in Utah.

 

We have mountains here, Lots of them, spent most of my childhood up in them tromping around. now that I am an adult, ehhhh not so much, But I go up every chance I get.

First, is a lake I drive past every time I visit family in central utah, Dont know the name of it, but its a sign that the nearly 3 hour drive is all but over.

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This is the view of the greater Salt Lake City valley from behind ( and above ) the University of Utah campus.

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Further up the same canyon, My daughter Aeris on her first hike.

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Wintertime in Utah means snow ( most of the time )

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I lived in Great Lakes Illinois and Pensacola Florida for a time ( active duty Navy ) and spent a lot of time in Chicago before my girlfriend moved to Utah 2 years ago, I could never get over the flat rolling landscape of the plains areas, and too this day will mutter " Flatlander " to the girlfriend when she asks me to do stuff. But when you grow up seeing this on all 4 sides of you all your life, the Horizon actually hitting the ground at ground level is quite unnerving.

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I think this is a great thread!

 

This was taken near Inari, Lapland. Never mind the weirdo in the picture

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Somewhere in Lemmenjoki, Lapland.

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Hossa, "lihapyörre" in North-Eastern Finland

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Neitvuori, one of the highest hills in central Finland - overlooking lake Saimaa.

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Lake Saimaa, Luonteri.

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'nuff said.

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Storm light at Pitkäjärvi, Mikkeli

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Carnivorous swamp plants

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And these last four were taken a few days ago. There was a thick morning mist and I decided to drive around and take some pictures with the iPhone.

 

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Three months, no Sun.

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Central east Oklahoma I wish I had more land scape pics

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Lived in Utah all my life. Mostly in the north where the forests and mountains are, spent A LOT of time camping. But we would go to southern Utah (the red rock desert) very often. Haven't been south in about 6 years but I still visit the forests often. The pictures aren't mine but rather google searched, I don't take photos of anything other than my kids really because when I try I don't do it justice, but they are places I've been/places I spent my childhood and remember the most.

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On ‎6‎/‎13‎/‎2015 at 11:19 PM, Robert D. said:

I grew up in Utah.

 

We have mountains here, Lots of them, spent most of my childhood up in them tromping around. now that I am an adult, ehhhh not so much, But I go up every chance I get.

First, is a lake I drive past every time I visit family in central utah, Dont know the name of it, but its a sign that the nearly 3 hour drive is all but over.

IMG_20120409_182514.jpg

This is the view of the greater Salt Lake City valley from behind ( and above ) the University of Utah campus.

DSCN0427.JPG

Further up the same canyon, My daughter Aeris on her first hike.

20141018_134148.jpg

Wintertime in Utah means snow ( most of the time )

10404252_10154765277670411_5852314309911804803_n.jpg

I lived in Great Lakes Illinois and Pensacola Florida for a time ( active duty Navy ) and spent a lot of time in Chicago before my girlfriend moved to Utah 2 years ago, I could never get over the flat rolling landscape of the plains areas, and too this day will mutter " Flatlander " to the girlfriend when she asks me to do stuff. But when you grow up seeing this on all 4 sides of you all your life, the Horizon actually hitting the ground at ground level is quite unnerving.

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That last photo is the 215 east right? Near State St? My house isn't actually very far from there.

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Yes, My girlfriend took it so Im not exactly certain but I think its between Ft Union and 2000 east exits. 

Nice to have another local on here, I am out on the West Jordan/Murray/Taylorsville mess. 

 

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Make it three. I am in Sandy. I use the Ft Union or Highland Dr exit daily ;) love the mountains and the red rocks too

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Perhaps we should have a " Northern Utah " meetup and hammer in, If you guys like beer, Taqueria 27 has an Amazing Jalapeno Cream ale they sell in growlers ( Wasatch Brewery ) for cheap.  And its right off highland and 21st south. Amazing Fish taco's as well. 

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