When you live in Utah it is pretty easy to find a world class winter sporting event without really even trying. On this particular Saturday, 12/28/13 it happened to be the Nordic portion of the US Nordic Combined teams Olympic Trials! PPPC say’s HELL YES to all forms of Nordic skiing and racing and proceeded to take 465 pictures! Below are the best ones;(click on photo’s to enlarge to full screen)

Even the kids get in on the stoke as the athlete’s were led into the comp by Park City Nordic Team athlete’s!

Top Dog Tod Lodwick

Top Dog Todd Lodwick

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Mr. 6 freaking time winter Olympian in total control.

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Up Up!!

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The usual unreal, perfect Utah weather for an event!

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Things getting hot on the downhill!

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Fierce comp face.

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Yeah, my form is perfect!

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These two were never more than an inch off each others skis!

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Other world class races this corner would have been crowded with pro photogs! Not in Park City…….

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Can you say HISTORY? I knew you could……

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Lodwick gets the win! And makes history…….

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Nobody even close!

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The big winner today was Nordic Skiing!!

Did I mention this event was FREE to the public? Just another random day in Park City Utah!!
Keep Skating!
PPPC.
(All Pedal-n-Pole photo’s are shot on a Canon G1X)

When it comes to sunsets, everyone is always focused on island and beach locations as far as where the best sunsets occur. I would argue it is in the mountains, pre and post storm front. Here is my evidence;(click on pics to expand to full size)
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Someone might want to call the forest service as it appears the mountains have burst into flames.
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Just an average evening and then the sky starts exploding.
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4 Alarm!
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Storms fronts move massive amounts of moisture which the suns rays then refract into fantasy skyscapes. The mountainous Utah terrain is the location to capture this effect first hand!
Keep on snapping!
PPPC.
(All Pedal-n-Pole photo’s are shot on a Canon G1X)

While world renowned as an outdoor sports paradise, Utah is also a world class Photography paradise. The varied terrain, weather conditions, and light create spectacular images no matter what part of the state or level of photography.(click on images to enlarge to full screen)

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Cairn on the Summit of Box Elder peak.

In a matter of hours you can traverse landscape from 11,000 ft alpine peaks,

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Mt. Olympus; east bench of Salt Lake City.

………to stunning red rock vista’s in the southern portion of the state.

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Red Rock Cliffs of Kayenta, Utah.

Utah’s elevation, weather conditions, lighting, and expansive horizon on a daily basis combine to create some of the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets on par with locations worldwide.

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Random Salt Lake City sunset

Parts of southern Utah look downright alien!(pretty easy to picture dinosaurs roaming this landscape)

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The view east off of Amasaback in King Moab, Utah.

At times the true stark nature of the high alpine, desert landscape is simultaneously apparent and stunning;

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Oquirh and Stansbury mountains just west of Salt Lake City.

It does not matter if you are a professional photographer or rank amateur like myself, a Utah vacation is guaranteed to produce stunning images that will remain burned into your primal being for a lifetime!
(All Pedal-n-Pole photo’s are shot on a Canon G1X)
Keep on snapping!
PPPC