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Under The Pine Trees

Under The Pine Trees

Andy and I took a drive up the canyon over the weekend to look at all the Autumn leaves.  There were still a few spots that had some bright color, but a lot of it had already turned brown.  We like to go up Farmington Canyon and drive across the peaks and come down Bountiful Canyon.  A storm had been hovering over the mountains all day, so that’s my favorite time to go.  I love it when there are low-lying clouds that creep up the mountain.  We had an experience similar to last year’s Autumn adventure.  While we were up there, we decided to stop at our favorite camp spot under the pine trees because it’s been a few months since we’ve been there.

We were quite shocked to find that someone had been living there.  It’s not officially in a camp ground, but it’s a fairly well-known spot for locals.  Whoever had been living there had cut down some of the pine trees to build a bed and make a crude shelter.  There were also some freshly-cut stumps arranged around a fire pit.  I’m not sure if the weather drove them away, or the DNR, but they left it a mess.  It made us both sad to see that pretty little spot ruined.

We enjoyed being up in that spot under the pine trees so much that it inspired us to live in the mountains permanently.  Even though we might not get to camp there again, it will always be a special place for us that changed our future.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day!

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