The mountains of northern utah are beautiful but its sooo cold. i grew up in northern utah but spent about 13 years in southern utah. its warmer, the sun shines on most days in the winter, you can grow palm trees, and the red cliffs in the winter just make it seem warmer on a colder day. i loved hiking and biking all the trails which are everywhere, theres not much concrete and buildings around as there is just being surrounded with beauty everywhere you go. one of my favorite things is happening upon ancient gliffs from the natives, quite a few times the locals can just happen upon them as they hike all over rather than the designated trails, and many of the gliffs are unknown to everyone else. lots of discovery. where we lived, we could find fossils quite often where i lived as it used to be underwater a long time ago. i miss watching and meditating as the sun set every night over the mountain, on my bench in the front yard as I had the perfect view. i loved seeing a black and orange trianchula cross the path while hiking zions. i once ran over a 4-5" scorpian mowing my lawn barefoot, lol shouldnt do that, and have had to stop my car and wait a few times as a rattlesnake crossed the road. you could hear the pack of cayotees every night calling out by my house and had to make sure and bring the cat in so it didnt become dinner to them. i grew thousands of the most beautiful mixed wildflowers of every color in a large rock garden along the road to share with everyone. you could pick bouquets after bouquets and it would never run sparse. all the neighbors would take midnight walks every night as the sun was so hot in the day in mid summer. good times.