Saturday, April 14, 2018

ENSIGN PEAK HIKE

Enjoy a short hike to several overlooks of the Salt Lake Valley, behind the Utah State Capitol.


RATINGS: NEWBIES
KID FRIENDLY
DOG are welcome on leash
MILEAGE: 1/2 mile to the peak
HIKE TIME: 1 hour


ENSIGN PEAK NATURE PARK: 165 Ensign Vista Dr. SLC
DIRECTIONS:  Google Maps: "Ensign Peak Trailhead"
















ENJOY EVERY DAY WITH JESUS!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

MOUNT VAN COTT HIKE


DESCRIPTION:  You can hike Mount Van Cott from the north side, near Dry Creek, or hike from Red Butte Canyon on the south side.   We hiked from the south to the summit.   
From Red Butte Canyon there are two trails up.   One begins at the parking area near the first gate.   The one we hiked is accessed near the top, before the second gate, on the left side of the dirt road.
Hiking up the trail, you'll cross the lower Red Butte Nature trail.   At the next trail junction,  to the left heading west is the Red Butte Skyline trail.  Take the trail to the right if you want to hike to Mount Van Cott.  
Stay on the main trail and don't take short cuts.  The trail will head west up to a ridge, where you will hike to the top.


RATINGS:  Moderate/Intermediate
DOGS friendly.
MILEAGE: 3 1/2 miles total
HIKE TIME:  3 hours 
ELEVATION GAIN: 1,300'
NO RESTROOMS are available
GEAR: Hiking poles, water, sack lunch, jacket, hat, camera, energy snacks, and whatever else you might need.


EVER DREAM OF GOING OUTDOORS WITH JESUS?

Saturday, March 31, 2018

MYSTERY HIKE?

EVER DREAM OF GOING ON A MYSTERY HIKE.   THIS IS WHERE WE STARTED HIKING UP THE FOOTHILLS.   DO YOU KNOW WHERE WE ARE?
DO YOU RECOGNIZE THE MYSTERY DOG?
DID YOU KNOW THAT MYRTLE SPURGE 
A IS A NOXIOUS WEED?  
OUR MYSTERY HIKE BOSS.
HIKING THE MYSTERY TRAIL DOWN TO THE VALLEY.
MYSTERY RED ANTS.





IT'S NO MYSTERY...JESUS LOVES YOU!


Monday, January 29, 2018

LITTLE DELL CANYON SNOW HIKE

GREAT PLACE TO ESCAPE NOISE AND CROWDS ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Parking at Little Dell Reservoir.
We hiked up the winter gate road and came back on the Pony Express trail.

Monday, January 15, 2018

SNOWBASIN SNOW HIKE

WONDERFUL 
DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY


DESCRIPTION: Look for the gated road below parking lot H. You'll find the Maples Trailhead sign. Take the old road down the hill. When you come upon a trail junction, do not take the Art Nord trail down. At the end of the road, you'll see a trail sign for Ogden Canyon Overlook by a picnic table. This is a great place for a break. The singletrack trail winds through a forest up the ridge to the saddle. Make sure you stay on the main trail, if you want to reach Coldwater Overlook. 





RESTROOMS: Available in Earls Lodge.
RATINGS: Moderate
ELEVATION GAIN: 810'
MILEAGE: 2.5 miles to Coldwater Overlook
HIKE TIME: 3 1/2 hours



TRAILHEAD: Maples Trailhead 
DRIVE TIME: 1 hour to Snowbasin from Salt Lake City.
DIRECTIONS: Take I-15 northbound, after passing the Lagoon exit, take US 89 north, then I-84 east, take Mountain Green exit, and follow signs up the hill to Snowbasin.
GOOGLE MAP: "Snowbasin Ski Resort"

Saturday, January 13, 2018

BIG COTTONWOOD SNOWSHOE

WE HAD AN EASY DAY SNOWSHOEING 
AROUND JORDAN PINES CAMPGROUND



EVER DREAM of going OUTDOORS WITH JESUS?

Saturday, December 30, 2017

SNOWSHOE 101

WE HAVE A SNOWSHOE LESSON FOR 
THOSE WHO ARE NEW TO THE SNOWSHOEING


A TWO HOUR STOP and GO WALK AROUND CAMPGROUNDS IN BIG COTTONWOOD


We covered the basics about learning how to:
  • How to put on and take off snowshoes.  
  • How to climb and descend.   
  • How to adjust poles and when to lengthen or shorten.  
  • Hiking on hard pack and powder snow.  
  • Snowshoe sizes.   
  • Differences between men's and women's snowshoes. 
  • Avalanche danger on 30 to 45 degree slopes.  
  • Dressing in layers.   
  • Importance of drinking water to prevent frost bite.
  • Sun protection wearing sunglasses and using sunscreen.
  • Seeing how people Winter Camp.