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ZeeJay - Nov 29, 2011 1:46 pm - Voted 10/10

Welcome to Utah!

I too moved here from Boston.

I don't think you got a good view of the entire Great Salt Lake from Box Elder. I've never before heard it described as "a few shallow ponds". It's about 75 miles long.


Castlereagh - Nov 29, 2011 8:31 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Welcome to Utah!

Thanks for the welcome! Boston or Pittsburgh, it's definitely a culture shock.

I realized that too about the Salt Lake...definitely a lot bigger and more prominent when I viewed it atop Stansbury Island HP a few weeks later

Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Nov 29, 2011 3:47 pm - Hasn't voted


Judy, you are from Boston?

Those are some obscure peaks. Why did you choose those rather than others?


ZeeJay - Nov 29, 2011 6:25 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: cool

I'm originally from Pittsburgh but lived in the Boston area for 7 years before moving here.


Castlereagh - Nov 29, 2011 8:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: cool

I rather like obscure peaks, especially the prominent ones. But these were pretty easy ones for this season, I guess, and Box Elder I saw on the highway and decided spur of the moment to climb it...and the Oquirrhs I see from the Bench every day in the distance. Lots of stuff to choose from around here though


imontop - Nov 29, 2011 4:55 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice choices

for your first peaks in Utah. We have plenty of things to climb around here. Welcome!


Castlereagh - Nov 29, 2011 8:40 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice choices

Thanks! I see mountains everywhere tempting me to climb!


Dean - Nov 29, 2011 5:56 pm - Voted 10/10

Good stuff

Loved your TR. Sacha has a plan cooking for some Nevada peaks this spring. Stay tuned.


Castlereagh - Nov 29, 2011 8:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Good stuff

Thanks! Keep me updated!


burtch07 - Dec 6, 2011 10:22 am - Hasn't voted

Lovely Utah

I was just up in that area (Brigham City) over Thanksgiving holiday. Man what a beautiful state it is!! Great shots and story, maybe next time on that Powerball


Castlereagh - Dec 8, 2011 12:49 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Lovely Utah

Thanks! It is beautiful, and that area I feel like has a lot less of the sprawlish feeling you see in greater SLC.


Bignick - Dec 7, 2011 11:48 pm - Hasn't voted


Enjoyed your TR. I'm from Boston (Cambridge) as well. Moved here 60 years ago. My parents both in their 90s still rave about the mountains, glad they picked this place, it's special.


Castlereagh - Dec 8, 2011 12:50 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Welcome!

Thanks! It's a huge difference...the city is a lot less charming to walk in compared to Boston and Cambridge, but the mountains much more so

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