Friday, July 18, 2008

Nebo Loop

Loops are cool. My parents have a loop on the main floor of their house. Visiting (and resident) kids can chase each other around and around...without ever needing to back up and turn around.

It's fun to go driving in Utah's mountain canyons. Driving on a loop, though, is cool--the scenery is never repeated throughout the whole trip!

Tricia and I drove the Nebo Loop on Saturday. It is longer than the Mt. Timpanogos Alpine Loop, and is also more gentle.

Picnic nearby the Maple Dell scout camp.

Overlooking the south end of Utah Valley

Taking a picture of my wife and myself. I think I need to practice this art.

Mt. Nebo

This was cool: called the Devil's Kitchen; it looked like a bit of Bryce Canyon or Goblin Valley teleported into the Wasatch Mountains.

This was neat: for about 5 miles on the end of the loop, there was just enough ups and downs in the road that I didn't need to step on the gas OR the brake for the whole time--and I stayed between 35-45 MPH! And no, that is not my cute frog floor mat--we took Tricia's car.

It was sunset when we pulled into Nephi. Before turning north and heading for home, we got a very good burger and milkshake at this drive-in.


Dave Newman said...

Awesome camera. Where is Reed's? I want to take the loop and then go to the Manti temple.

Matthew Sederberg said...

It's in Nephi, towards the north end of the town on Main Street.

Daniel said...

The self photo of you and Tricia is a hilarious picture. I'm glad you included it. It is something of an art, taking pictures of yourself. Lilon and I have not perfected it either. And now we have Janae, too. I suppose that is why they made digital cameras whose view screen can rotate to face the front.

laura marie said...

I love the first paragraph. It's one of my favorites.