100 miles east of Salt Lake City sits the land my brothers and I own together. 3½ miles up a dirt road, the closest town is Duchesne 15 miles further east, with a population of less than 20,000. At the land, there’s no electricity, no plumbing and we have to pack in our own water. We go there to get away from the chaos of modern life.
Sitting in the clearing by the campfire all I can see are trees, our 16’x16’ one room cabin and the campers we sleep in. The rest of humanity is out of sight. That day, the sky was a beautiful blue, not a single cloud floating around. I looked up from the book I was reading and saw the world encroaching on my solitude. Three jet trails, criss-crossing right above me. Made me wonder if there still was a place on this planet that you could get completely removed from civilization.