hillside letters

School-sponsored vandalism

You can see a tiny bit of the U for the University of Utah on the mountain peeking up behind the trees. It is officially referred to as a hillside letter, “forming an important part of the western cultural landscape, where they function as symbols of school pride and civic identity.” I’m not being serious when I call it vandalism, you guys. I’m not that big of a curmudgeon. Unless it’s the Y for BYU and then it is a crime against nature.