Sunday, June 13, 2021
This morning no one showed up at 7:00 AM to replace our flat tire. Dave called and finally someone showed up almost 4 hours later!
the inside tire
In the meantime we walked around Lakeside RV campground and did some reading.
We noticed the sky to the south was very hazy due to the wildfires in Utah. One of the wildfires was east of Salt Lake City. There was a fire weather watch and an excessive heat watch for the area. No campfires of any kind.
Finally the tire was replaced and we were ready to go exploring the area. Our first stop was Salt Lake City. It was noon when we arrived and it was already close to 100˚. We walked around downtown and spent most of the time at Temple Square. The square encompasses 5 city blocks and is the worldwide headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There were beautiful gardens, monuments, church office buildings, the Tabernacle and other buildings.
When we left downtown, our next stop was Snowbird to ride the tram. Visiting Snowbird was also a recommendation. On our drive to Snowbird we drove through Little Cottonwood Canyon.
We passed avalanche signs and also saw areas of destruction from previous natural avalances. We would not want to drive these roads in the winter.
The drive to the Snowbird resort included many curves and some narrow roads with steep drops!
On our ride in the tram up the mountain we saw some skiers and snowboarders!
The tram took us to the top of Hidden Peak. The temperature when we got off the tram had dropped to 70˚. It felt wonderful after all the heat from Salt Lake City. We had enjoyed our lunch at the Summit restaurant.
Our last stop of the day was to visit the Great Salt Lake. The lake is the largest salt lake in the Western Hemisphere.
It was another full day once we were able to leave the campground.