Since Steve is opposed to buying a cut tree (would be way too easy, and thus not memorable), we trekked out to BLM land with a permit (Forest Service permits for Duchesne county were sold out) to find the perfect choice.
Snow was due to move in, so we went early. The drive along the Bad Land ridge was impressive, with views of the snow covered Book Cliffs in the background.
We found a pretty little pinon pine. Daisy helped.
Here’s our Christmas tree (or “Christmas treat” as Tess called it when she was about 3 – the name still seems appropriate), all decked out in full glory.