An Areal Glympse of A Former Home Location: Salt Lake City, The Wasatch Mountains, Deer Valley/Park City, Lake Jordanelle, Heber, Oakley, and Kamas (Utah from above PHOTOS)

Ergens,  31 mei 2012.  ;-)

It’s less than an hour in the air between Salt Lake City and Denver. (The ‘AB’ (RTD Express) bus from Boulder to Denver takes longer.)

Too bad I didn’t have time to visit friends in the region.  I was only passing through SLC, heading west, not anywhere near Kamas or Park City (Utah), where I lived until sometime in August last year.  In fact, looking back, about a year ago, I was suffering that beautiful place’s frequent late spring snow… (May 17, 2011 example, here -ha.).  So glad I left.  As wonderful as its scenery is, and a warm and wonderful as some connections were, it would never feel like I even remotely belonged there.  At least in Boulder the aching for “home” isn’t even on my mind.

Anyhow,  I enjoyed the areal views over the Rockies, and below are some photos of one area I recognized when flying over:

Salt Lake City, Utah with the Wasatch Front Range to its east.
Photo taken on SLC-DEN flight, end of May 2012, by © Michaël Van Broekhoven.

The Wasatch Front Range.
Photo taken on SLC-DEN flight, end of May 2012, by © Michaël Van Broekhoven.

Deer Valley and its most-recognizable snow-accetuated clearcuts (skiers call these “slopes”…), on the northeastern edge of Park City (piece of PC visible on the right). –
Photo taken on SLC-DEN flight, end of May 2012, by © Michaël Van Broekhoven.

The ’40’ on the way to Heber (visible, hazy in the distance), with Lake Jordanelle (reservoir between Park City and Kamas) on the left.
Photo taken on SLC-DEN flight, end of May 2012, by © Michaël Van Broekhoven.

Good old Kamas, Utah. ;-)  With the foot of the Uintas Mountains, left., and the tiny town of ‘Francis’ further down the ’32’ road.
Photo taken on SLC-DEN flight, end of May 2012, by © Michaël Van Broekhoven.

The People’s Republic of Kamazonia.  In the foreground (bottom right), a bit of Oakley can be seen, too. 
Photo taken on SLC-DEN flight, end of May 2012, by © Michaël Van Broekhoven.

There’s a webcam (The Oakley webcam), which looks in roughly the same direction from the ground, see “View looking SouthWest over Weber Canyon Road towards the Town of Oakley Utah” on  http://oakleywebcam.com/netcam.html.  Looks nice and green today.

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