Winkler Point, Utah
September 22, 2014
This was one of the highest points (9,869 feet above sea level) that we got on our vacation through Utah and Arizona (You'll see another from 11,000+ feet in a few days). You see Bill (my husband) standing on the edge of a scenic pullout called Winkler Point. According to a historical plaque at this site:
"Named in honor of Ernest Winkler, born November 28, 1877 at Mount Pleasant, Utah. He began his career in the U.S. Forest Service July 14, 1905. He served as the Fillmore-now Fishlake National Forest from March 2, 1913 to May 1, 1916. He was Chief of the Division of Range and Wildlife Management in the Intermountain Region of the Forest Service from July 1, 1923 until the time of his death December 31, 1936. As friend administrator and conservationist, he left his mark in the hearts of those who knew him and in the national forest areas he supervised. From this point can be observed the mountains, vellyes and deserts he loved."
And indeed we could see why he loved this area - it is gorgeous. I can't imagine spending a life in such a beautiful place.
"Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It's a journey of discovery - there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair." ~ Rick Warren
Have a mountain-high day today my friends!