Sunday, May 31, 2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009

The View at My Dinning Table Today

This is the view of Lone Peak Summit today from my dinning table about 6:57 pm.


Lone Peak's elevation is 11253 feet (3429.9 meters), more information here.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Timpanogos Cave Trail

We planned a hike to Stewart Falls in the Alpine Loop through Utah Highway #92, but by the surprise the #92 is closed that day at Pine Hollow. Then Margaret and Clara decided to visit the Timpanogos Cave. This is a beautiful tail and we enjoyed it!


This is east side of Mount Timpanogos [Elevation: 11,749 feet or 3,581 M], from Pine Hollow, Alpine Loop.


Here is the American Fork River near the Monument (largest water level since 2004 to my memory). This year Utah has a lot of snow to melt.


The rock formations, just another side of the canyon, near the Monument.


Because there is a lot of visitors, so we had to wait 50 minute to go on the trail.


This warning sign indicates: 1.5 miles of trail, elevation change is 1065 feet or 329 M.


The mountain rocks in the American Fork Canyon.


This is the first man-made tunnel in the Timpanogos Cave Trail.


Margaret and Clara stop at the first man-made tunnel in the Timpanogos Cave Trail.


Margaret and Clara walking on the Timpanogos Cave Trail.


Margaret and Clara stopped after the second man-made tunnel in the Timpanogos Cave Trail.


The rock formations along the Timpanogos Cave Trail.


This is a rock display along the Timpanogos Cave Trail.


Look at Cedar Hills city and beyond from the Timpanogos Cave Trail.


First U-turn at the Zig-Zag trail portion. (The hiking fun is starting here!)


Look at Cedar Hills city and beyond from the Timpanogos Cave Trail.


Close look to the Zig-Zag portion of the Timpanogos Cave Trail [total 1.5 mile, 1065 feet elevation change].


The third and last man-made tunnel of the Timpanogos Cave Trail. (the trail start from elevation 5800, the location: 40.443556° N; 111.705430° W)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

2 Car-Load Topsoil

Yesterday, we purchased 2 car-load ( about 28 cubic yard) so-called screened topsoil from Jose, for $370; we also spent $250 to have Jose's broths to spread the topsoil we just ordered. Still, we need work very hard to finish the placement of topsoil, a lot of details have to be taken care.


Here are the backyard north strip...


Vegetables have framed, also, rocks applied to fix the black foils...

Friday, May 15, 2009

New Technique To Grew Vegetables

This year, we are trying to use a new technique to grew vegetables, that is, we are using plastic foils to control weeds. At the same time, we continue to use drop irrigation system.


Today, I kind of finished the planting stuff.


We have planted 2 Cucumber, 2 Zucchini Squash, 6 Super Fantastic Tomato, 4 Cherry Tomato.


Looks like this year we will harvest a lot CHERRY...


Take a close look...Anyway, so far so good!