It’s just about that time of year again. I know a lot of students are already doing their snow dance, just salivating at the thought of gliding through fresh powder down a steep sloped mountainside.
Before the snow flies students should take a drive up the canyons, even if it’s just a local area canyon to enjoy what this time of year really has to offer. So make a date with your wife or girlfriend and inform her you’d like to take her on a little romantic drive to view some of the local area’s awesome scenery.
The changing colors of the tree leaves up in the canyons right now are abundant; every weather forecaster is stressing the point that these leaf colors are at their peak brilliance, which won’t last long.
Channel 5 forecaster Kevin Eubank proclaimed last Friday on the weather segment that the drive up and over the Nebo Loop was by far the best drive anyone could take to see Mother Nature at her finest. I’m sure that local canyons should be nearing their brightest colors of fall this, making it possible to deal with a sight much more beautiful than the I-15 construction in the Provo area while getting to Payson or Nephi.
A local favorite is to head up Big Cottonwood Canyon and stop at several points to view the mountainsides in their brilliant best. While driving back down after reaching the top of the canyon, take the well-groomed gravel road that heads up and over Guardsman’s Pass. This will wind up in Park City for a romantic dining experience if it fits into a student’s budget and plans. This will make the brownie point scale for all male students heavily tipped on the good side of things, making everyone involved very happy.
Whenever a student can possibly take the time to venture up a canyon, it’s a sure thing that the experience of taking time to search out the natural beauty our canyons and state have to offer will be well worth the effort. Not to mention the enormous amounts of stress it will relieve on all students from the mountains of homework they face – until Monday comes back around anyway.