Hill Air Force Base Museum and Ogden Railroad Museum
Saturday May 15th
The May 15th Camera Club Field Trip:
Hill Air Force Base Airplane Museum.....both indoor and outdoors. Will NOT be a good trip if it's raining or snowing, so call Wes 943-3835 Friday evening if the weather looks like it might be bad. Almost all airplanes the Air Force has ever flown are on exhibit, including a B52 and the SR70 Blackbird (mach 3), and lots of WW II planes.
Arrive HAFB around 9 am. Less than an hour from anywhere in SLC. Take I-15 North and exit at Roy #341, turn right and you're there. Lots of old planes scattered around in and out. Take pictures until around noon. If you bring your lunch, and the weather's warm, there is some grassy areas that are nice. OR:
Leave HAFB and go to Ogden. Take I-15 North to exit 346, 21st Street. Go east and turn right on Wall Avenue (which is State Route #204.) Go Right to 25th Street and the UP Railroad Terminal is on your right. Not a lot there, but if you've never seen it, there are some interesting shots. Three museums (entry to all three: $3, $2 for Seniors). Natural History, HO (model) Railroad, Browning Arms Museum (including 9 vintage automobiles). Railroad memorabilia and photos all around. Vintage building. Some RR cars and engines outside, but you can't go inside them. There are two modestly priced restaurants in the RR Terminal. Nearby is historic 25th Street with a lot of really old buildings, some housing antique shops, and some funky cafes..
OR: If you've never been to the Monastery of the Holy Trinity (bet you didn't know there is a monastery in Utah), AND if the weather's really nice, then go from HAFB on I/15 North to I-84 and go east. Exit when you see the directions to Huntsville and Snowbasin. The Trappers Loop Road. Specific directions to monastery: get them from Wes as it's difficult to find unless you know where you're going. In "downtown Huntsville" there is a historic cafe called the Shooting Star. If you've never seen it, don't miss it. (You might just miss "downtown" unless you're careful.) Lots of scenic mountain shots, spring run creeks, farms, old barns/buildings/country settings.
Alternate return: Take I-84 East to I-80 then West and return to SLC via Parley's Canyon. This road is through the "wasatch back."