would you believe that it rained more this month in Utah than ever on record? That said, yesterday..Memorial Day..was cold, wet, miserable.and still we had hikers to go to the cave tour. It was 38 degrees outside and 43 degrees in the cave! Morning tours had to be rescheduled since the rangers had to shovel 2 inches of snow off the trail. What should have started at 7am didn't start until 10:30 am. Going up to work was beautiful..snow at 5000 feet and wet everywhere. The American Fork River is as high as I have ever seen it..angry and brown..it is dangerous. The day before it rained so much they were thinking they might have to evacuate the monument..so we all had to read up on the panic files! Luckily the river did not flood. By the time I went home the sun had come out and everything looked cheery. A far cry from the rest of the day. The brave hikers were wet and tired but happy. I sold some items and answered phones. We had a pot luck for the holiday. I brought my easy peasy pasta salad. We made "Toasties", which were whole grain bread, ham, or roast beef slices, cheese..choice of three..and then toasted in a sandwich press. It was very good.
My feet were some better. I had soaked them in ice water the night before. Yes that sounds terrible..and it is but it helps with inflamation of the tendons.
I took some pics yesterday so I will post them for you to see where I work now. I am a "happy camper" there. Although I would rather be free to do art all of the time..if one has to work..which I do..this is a good way to go.
The new header photo is actually taken from a postcard we sell at the visitor's center. Taken by Alan and Sandy Carey. These are Mountain Goats. Not native to American Fork Canyon, they were introduced in the 1980's to expand their habitat. There were grumblings but they are wonderful to see. We saw one on Saturday way up the canyon wall. A very handsome, agile creature..they have added a lot to the area.