A view of the Wasatch

This is the view from outside my front yard tonight near sunset.  The fuzzy foggy – as if looking through a cataract – smudge above the road and the bench (the foothills) is the Wasatch range.  The towering amazing mountains have been reduced to the fuzzy blur you’re seeing because of the inversion.  And more specifically because of all the pollution trapped in the valley due to the inversion. 


My eyes have been watering for 2 days.  My nose is itchy.  Casey says his throat feels funny.  Kim’s been coughing.  Riley is wheezing.  We’re breating this filth.  We’re breathing in this filth, this filth.  We’re being smothered in our own fumes.  And.  We.  Do.  Nothing. 

My health.  The health of my family is at stake. The boys and I are getting in the car in the morning and driving out to Roosevelt.  Just.  To.  Breathe.

If you are unfamiliar with the inversion, check out this site:   http://utahpictures.com/Temperature_Inversion_Grandeur.php  This guy has taken some amazing pictures of the polluted valley from the pristine mountains above the waste.  I’ll try to write from dialup land, but if not, Monday.  Really.  I mean it.  I’ll write Monday.


5 Responses to “A view of the Wasatch”

  1. Carrie Says:

    No inversion in Moab.

  2. Chicory Says:

    sure, just abandon us… poor asthmatic Sassa… not like you asked US to make a break for it with you…

  3. Kelly Says:

    does the frigid oceanside seem like a dream???? come over, we need you more than ever here!

  4. Doug Says:

    talked to your dad & chub said roosevelt socked in too. Mary Ann says happy birthday

  5. the other Says:

    We may have an inversion in Roosevelt but it is just frozen fog, not frozen pollution. However we do have the flu. So anyone who comes out to breath fresh air may leave with a coughing snot nose. Sorry.

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