yeah - went to Ogden High and Weber State. Remember riding my bike up the canyon to the dam and beyond when I was a kid. Skied Powder Mountain and Snow Basin and played tennis during the summer and drank beer and played pool. Then got a job back east and moved away.. One of the very cool things about Utah is a couple of hours puts you in a wilderness. And there are many different types. Salt flats, mountains, forests. You got it all.
That's awesome! I have lived most of my life in the central/northern part of Utah, but I recently moved down to St. George and you totally wouldn't think it's the same state! I was always used to hiking or biking in the forest with pine trees and now there is red rock and sand everywhere. Utah's diversity is really quite astonishing.