There’s a reason Utah’s claims to have the “Greatest Snow on Earth.” Spend a month here, as I just did, and you’ll see this state’s winter splendor for yourself.
I’ve been camped out in Huntsville, Utah, just outside Ogden, for the last month. It’s the perfect place for the kids to catch up on school work and for me to finish up a book proposal and launch a new syndicated column.
One of my favorite photography techniques is what I like to call the front-seat selfie. It’s probably more accurate to call it the reverse front-seat selfie. You see something so remarkable while you’re driving that you have to take a picture.
Like this view of Ogden Canyon on our way to Eden yesterday. It was pizza night, so we were headed over to Ogden Valley Pizza for a bite. Then I saw the sun setting over the canyon.
Warning: Do not attempt this at home. I’m lucky to have three more or less responsible kids in the car who can help me with shots like this. Either stop the car or get help from a passenger, but please don’t take pictures and drive at the same time.
What kind of car are you driving into the winter snow?
Speaking of cars, this is what our Hertz rental looked like after that snowfall.
And this is what it looks like without the snow.
We’re especially grateful to our friends at the Salt Lake City airport Hertz location for giving us a car with a ski rack. You really need one of those when you’re driving into snow country.
Even when there’s no snow, it’s still a beautiful winter
This photo was not taken from the front seat of the car. If it were, I’d be about to run over my middle child. But it’s a great road shot.
Our first few weeks here were not the greatest for snow. This is the front-seat shot as we left the airport right after we’d flown in from Denver. Just a dusting of snow on the Wasatch Mountains.
Our snowless streak continued when we visited Golden Spike National Historic Site. Still. Wow.
One of the highlights of our visit to Utah was a day we spent at Park City. I took this shot on our way back to Huntsville.
Please share your winter and snow memories
We’ll always have fond memories of Utah’s winter. Here’s a picture of Iden after the last snowfall. Behind us is our rental. Duck!
If you want great snow, there’s still time. I’ve skied here in early April, and the weather is usually excellent. Hopefully, Utah will get even more snow, which will make this another great season.
If you have any winter shots, please share them in the comments. I can’t wait to see them.