Monday, April 2, 2007


It's a Utah thing. Most towns have a massive concrete letter on an overlooking mountain. The letter above Provo is a "Y." As the story goes, it was built to mark Brigham Young University, but the "B" and the "U" were never finished. Thus it stands alone, hovering over Utah Valley, silently asking a single perpetual question...While my friend Jess was here visiting in March, we ambitiously set out hiking up the steep trail to the giant letter. Despite cramped calves and heaving lungs, we managed smiles half-way up...
At last we made it to the Y! (Now if I could just get pictures on mountains M, C, and A...)
On the way back down, I slipped and for one heart-pounding moment I was in danger of plummeting to the floor of Utah Valley...
Jess came to my rescue... after taking several pictures, a drink of water, and a good laugh. There's nobody like a true friend. The moral of this story, kids, is: always travel in pairs.


  1. Hey Karisa, I stumbled upon your blog after visiting Josh and Christina's. I'm a regular now. Thanks for the chuckles and the great thoughts. Tell everyone hello at the station.

  2. haha...that picture of you slipping made me giggle. :)

    (not that it's funny that you're nearly falling off a mountain, of course! ;) )


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