This morning I woke up I with a sore shoulder. Last night I went with a friend to the shooting range in Ephraim to sight in the 7MM MAG rifle I plan to use for the Big Bull Elk Hunt next month on the Manti-LaSal National forest. It didn’t take many shots with a gun this size before my shoulder started hurting. It “kicks like a mule”. Read the rest of this entry »
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So we showed up at the theatre at 7:30 a.m. on August 19. Lynn Pickett was there with his backhoe, delicately digging out the no-longer-needed oil tank for the recently removed 50-year-old furnace. While Lynn was working, Peterson Refrigeration and Mechanical’s workers (fifth-generation guys in the family business) arrived to begin the duct-work for the new air-control system. In the meantime, Rick Bodell came in to install beautiful acoustical panels, clad in a lush paisley fabric, while electrician Kim Madsen of Manti set about establishing updated wiring to power the air system. Read the rest of this entry »
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We finally were able to find the time to go camping. We decided on Gooseberry, Fairview Canyon, because of the access to Electric Lake and Scofield. We took our daughters family and our sons family making 15 altogether. We also took the canoe and the Rhino, tons of fishing gear and food.
The weather was beautiful on Sunday but it took most of the afternoon to get the tents, tarps and netting up. With the youngest camper being only 3 months old, we needed the netting tent to keep the bugs off him. We were so tired that we decided to do an ‘easy’ dinner of hot dogs and chips. The kids thought that was fine. Read the rest of this entry »
Today was the first day the the Manti Mountain ATV Run held annually in August. I went down to the Manti city park to see how many people were there to take the guided tour. Alvin, one of the event organizers, said about 75 riders signed up. I don’t think there were that many ATV’s because some of the riders went double. They divided into 4 groups and headed up the mountain on a trail know as the “Sheep Trail”. Over the past 100 years local sheep ranchers used this trail to gain access to the lush green grass located on the mountain for their sheep. I was told that at one point years ago there were up to 100,000 sheep that grazed on the mountain.
I didn’t go with them on the ride, but I hope to make it to the dutch oven dinner tonight at the City park. Tomorrow will be the final day of the Guided Tours. Here are a few pictures taken this morning at the park.