Space or no?

Michael reeling in his first fishIt’s taken me until today to finally get caught up on the daily grind, after being gone for nearly a week. We spent six days and five nights in and around Fishlake National Forest with some geocaching friends, and it was one of the best weekends ever. We arrived Wednesday, and spent the day setting up camp and relaxing. On Thursday, we went out geocaching with the Hunt family, then went fishing at Fish Lake that evening. Michael caught his first fish there, but Bradley and I didn’t have any luck.
On Friday, other cachers started showing up, and by that evening we had a nice group around the campfire. The next morning after breakfast, we all headed out in a convoy and found a bunch of geocaches on the west side of Fish Lake. Saturday evening we had a nice potluck dinner, during which a lot more people showed up. Sunday morning brought another caching convoy, this time on the Mytoge Mountain road on the east side of Fish Lake, where there are several awesome overlooks with views down onto the lake. We found our 500th geocache up there, and it was great being able to share it with our friends.
Fish Lake HightopMonday was our last day, but it was pretty busy. First thing in the morning, Cortney and I hopped on his ATV and drove up to Fish Lake Hightop, the highest point in Sevier County. A road got us to within 0.2mi of the high point, and though the hike was steep, it was still pretty easy. The views from off the west side were amazing. We tried finding a geocache that was supposed to be up there, but after a lot of searching we gave up because some bad weather was rolling in. After returning to camp, we went for another short hike to the top of a nearby hill to find a benchmark. After that, we packed up camp and headed for home.
Two days later, I’m still trying to get back to my normal sleep schedule, but I’ve managed to get everything else back in order. We’ve got another big camping trip in less than a month, and I’m looking forward to doing it all over again.

3 thoughts on “Space or no?

  1. So what’s the average job pay, and the average rent price for a 2/2 house out there? The pictures you post are always so beautiful, it makes me want to move to Utah. I just mentioned it to my fiance, and she said she’s game to move anywhere.
    Any Casino out there??

  2. I’m not sure about average pay–the first job I ever got is the same job I’m currently in, so I don’t have much experience with the job market. Housing is fairly cheap, especially compared to where you’re at. I live in a rural area, and the mortgage on my 4-bedroom 2-bath house is running me just over $600/month. It’s a small-ish house, but it’s got a decent sized yard (0.2-acre) and a detached garage/shed. Up in the Provo/Salt Lake areas, something similar would probably cost 1.5 times more.
    And yes, Utah is a beautiful place–the most beautiful, in my opinion. 🙂 No casinos to be found, though.

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