When the weather forecast showed that today would be in the low 70's and then dropping 40 degrees and snow by Friday, I had no choice but find an excuse to ride today! Luckily I found a good reason to get out and ride one of my favorite routes. I'm involved in the development of a small subdivision in Eden for the past couple of years and I've been meaning to get up there to check on a couple of things--but I kept putting it off. Well, today was the day...and what a great one it was!
I was planning on stopping a lot and taking some photos, but the riding was so nice that I didn't stop as often as I had planned. My route was: Draper to East Canyon, Trapper's Loop, Morgan, Mountain Green, Eden--then back the same way. It took me all day to ride and complete my business and I got home after dark. I pretty much had the roads to myself. I only saw a couple of other riders including a blue V-Strom near East Canyon reservoir (was it you?). The campgrounds, Resorts, boat docks, and the usual summer time places are all shut down and pretty much deserted. It occurred to me that the day's theme should be "End of Season":
East Canyon Reservoir and campground. Summer's over and the lake is low. End of camping and picnic season.
I've been thinking a lot lately about getting some old gas pumps and gas station signs for my garage/man-cave. I caught a glimpse of this garage outside of Morgan and had to turn around and check it out. Yes, that's JUST the garage!
The house is to the right out of picture. Major garage envy!
Pineview Reservoir Marina. End of boating season.
Pineview Dam. End of the water season.
This doesn't really fit the theme, but I was intrigued by the signs and razor wire. I was feeling a bit rebellious so I broke both laws: I parked right there and and proceeded to trespass onto government property---The razor wire looked menacing, but it was completely useless since I was able to just walk around the fence! There's probably a profound statement there about my own stupidity or the government's stupidity. I'm not quite sure which it is-- or how exactly to articulate it.
This is my destination: A beautiful 40 acre piece of land in Eden that I am helping the owner subdivide into 3 acre ranchettes. They actually had 3 feet of snow on the ground up there last week. It melted off quickly, but I'm afraid this next storm will bring 1 to 2 feet more that will stick around until May...end of developing season.
I spent more time in Eden than I expected, but it was so nice I didn't care. I headed home as the sun was setting and was rewarded with an awesome twilight ride home---all alone---road to myself.
It was a good day. End of story (but not the end of my riding season!)