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.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

ENSIGN PEAK

ESCAPE FROM SMOG LAKE CITY


We enjoyed a warm December hike up to an overlook of Smog Lake City.   This hike is kid and dog friendly.















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"







Saturday, November 25, 2017

MYSTERY HIKE ADVENTURE

MYSTERY TRAILHEAD

WONDERFUL, WARM DAY, DURING THANKSGIVING WEEKEND!
MYSTERY BRIDGE


DO YOU KNOW WHERE WE ARE?

MYSTERY FALLS
MYSTERY TRAIL

EXCITING ADVENTURE
MYSTERY VIEW

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

Sunday, November 12, 2017

SKYLINE NATURE TRAIL

SOUTHERN LOOP


DESCRIPTION: We begin at the trailhead at the intersection of Wakara Way, Colorow Road and walked up to the Bonneville Shoreline trail.  Take the first trail up.  Follow the main trail around the outer fence Red Butte Garden fence line.   At the fork, there is a trail on the right that climbs to the Living Room.  Take the trail to the left following the fence line.   After reaching a ridge the trail descends to the Red Butte stream and a bridge.
Take the road down and turn left on the Bonneville Shoreline trail.



RATINGS: Moderate
HIKE TIME: 1 1/2 hours 
MILEAGE: 3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 550'
DOGS love this hike.  Owners must clean up after them.
GEAR: Water, hiking pole, snacks, camera, hat, and sunscreen.




Thursday, November 2, 2017

FRARY PEAK ~ Antelope Island

Trailhead
DIRECTION:  Get a map of the Island at the entrance booth and drive to the trailhead.  Take the road to Garr Ranch,  look for the Frary Peak road to the right.


FRARY PEAK
RATINGS: INTERMEDIATE
MILEAGE: 3.6 miles to the summit
ELEVATION GAIN: 2,500'



SUMMIT
HIKE TIME:  Allow 5 hours
FEE: $10 per vehicle (seniors $5)
RESTROOM:  Available at the horse parking area on the road to Frary Peak.





DOGS are allowed on the trail with short leash.
DIRECTIONS:  From SLC take I -15 north,
take exit 332 Antelope Drive and turn left, keep driving straight till you reach Antelope Island State Park.




EVER DREAM OF ADVENTURE?
WANT TO GO OUTDOORS WITH JESUS?