We like living in Salt Lake City. This town, this place, has a lot of great things going for it. Good things: mountain biking, hiking, winter sports, close to the beautiful desert, big city convenience but really close to unoccupied wilderness, major airport, phenomenal geology. In no particular order.
But sometimes, the geography that makes so many of those good things good, makes one really bad thing bad. SMOG. The mountains trap the cold air and pollutants we are putting into the air. Utah cities made the top five worst communities in the country for poor air quality today, based on the EPA Air Quality Index (AQI).
Another bad thing about Utah: high priced beer.