I traveled through Utah. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah)
It was May of 2011.
I decided to drive US Highway 89 west into Logan, since it was the most direct route and went through the countryside. The sun was shining and the scenery was gorgeous!
The ride was wonderful until I found myself driving up and up and up. Road conditions slowly deteriorated and became snow covered. Eventually, I found myself on a very high mountain. The sun was setting quickly and snow fell lightly. The area had obviously had a large snow fall. (Huh? What? This is summer!)
It had been a long time since I had ever driven on anything like that. (In the Portland area, it rarely snows.)
I felt panicky! All I could do was crawl along and keep my fingers crossed – for the hours!
After dark, my tires rode over something on the road. I kept driving.
I felt so excited and grateful to make it down from the mountain to Logan – after hours of some of the scariest driving of my life! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan,_Utah)
The next morning, I saw that my tire was flat…
Here are some pictures of the area around Logan, taken as I drove away with a repaired tire…
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