Utah

Utah is a state in the Western United States 13th-most extensive, the 34th-most populous, and the 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States. Utah was the fastest-growing state & fastest–growing metropolitan area in the United States. A 2012 Gallup national survey found Utah overall to be the “best state to live in” based on 13 forward-looking measurements including various economic, lifestyle, and health related outlook metrics.

I really miss fall color in Texas.

And mountains.

This is where Brigham Young stood about 150 years ago when he decided to make Utah the awesomest and most Mormonest state in the country.

Great Salt Lake

Buffalos on Antelope Island


Buffalo’s rolling around in the ground. I guess they were cleaning themselves or something, possibly because they insulted the Mormon angel Moroni.

In Utah

Wind farm at Spanish Forks, Utah

Arches National Park

Canyonlands National Park, Islands in the Sky – in Utah.

In Utah

When I saw the sign, I laughed. Later I would realize this sign is deadly serious.

Upheavel Dome

Upheavel Dome

Not a bad place to camp …

In Utah

Lizards live in the desert.

In Utah.

Petroglyphs near Needles district in Canyonlands — in Utah.

In Utah.

In Utah.

In Utah.

In Utah

In Utah

Canyonlands National Park, Needles District, Chesler Park area. If you like to hike, you need to hike here before you die.

In Utah

In Utah.

In Utah

In Utah

In Utah

In Utah

I could never figure out what those two straight streaks going through the sky were, nor why they were completely and perfectly going angles like that. But that was what surreally greeted me as I left Canyonlands.

Pictures By Matthew.