Trip to Manti - Part 4 of 4
town of Ephraim
On the way leaving Manti, the next major community we passed through
was Ephraim. On the way to / from Ephraim and in town we found
lots of things to take photos of.
In Ephraim we came across this collection
of restored old buildings.
They were so close
together we had to use the wide-angle lens to catch the group.
While I was photographing
the buildings outside, Linda went inside this building to see what they
had in the way of crafts. It was chocked full.
Gee, we didn't now you
could get into cattle raising so easily. I really hope these grow.
Not all the desert is
bare looking. These people are famous for irrigation.
Some ranches and farms
looked like this.
And some looked like
this. This is another turkey farm.
See what I mean?
Here's a ranch.
Some of these grass lands
really looked plush thanks to irrigation.
They also grow sheep...
There's the bishop's
... and cattle.
I'm not sure what this
building was. It just looked interesting.
Well, it was lunch time
and all this talk of turkey, we decided to stop by a local place and
try some. We asked for turkey Bar-b-que. Wouldn't ya know
it, they were fresh out. We had to settle for a cold turkey
On our way from lunch,
the snow capped mountains finally came into view.
Here's a closeup.
What a shame so much of
the land was damaged by forest fires.
In the west, fires
sometimes destroy hundreds of 1000s of acres.
Ah, but at least it's
growing back as evidenced by all the green at the base of these trees.
The difference in the
appearance of these hills is sometimes startling.
That concludes the trip
to Manti and the southeastern part of central Utah. You can see
the desert isn't as barren as some people make it out to be.