Sunday, April 27, 2008

Big Beacon

It's a joy to be in God's mountains!
People were out enjoying the weather.
It was a warm sunny day & a cool breeze.
What a great Sunday hike.
Mullears were in bloom.

Big Beacon ~ Mount Wire Hike
Adventure in the foothills above Red Butte Garden,
up a canyon near the University of Utah.
See fantastic views of Salt Lake City and the Great Salt Lake.
Sorry, no restrooms are available anytime during this hike.
MEET PLACE: Red Butte/Bonneville Shoreline trailhead
DIRECTIONS: Google Map: "Wakara Way & Colorow Drive, SLC, Utah"
Near the U of U, follow signs to Red Butte Gardens,
park near the intersection of Wakara Way & Colorow Dr.

HIKE up to the Bonneville Shoreline trail & turn right heading south,
after a hill, turn left up a road towards the mountains,
once on the upper Shoreline trail turn right heading south,
take the trail up to the summit, on the south side of Georges Hollow,
you see a few water-bars on the way up,
continue straight up the mountain & do not take the trails to the north,
almost 1/2 way up there is a fork in the trail,
turn left for the "Living Room" (you'll be heading down)
or continue straight for the trail to the summit.
HIKE TIME: 3 1/4 hours
SHORTER HIKE: to the infamous "Living Room" (moderate)
GEAR: Sun protection, hat, water, hiking poles, energy snacks, first aid, camera, & jacket.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Jordan River Parkway

Fantastic Spring day to praise God.

Bikers from Ogden drove to the Salt Lake area to join us on this bike ride. Today was the warmest day of the year, sunny and 70 degrees.

The Jordan River Parkway was a wonderful place to spend a Sunday afternoon. People were walking, skating, and biking along the paved trail.
Winchester Park is a safe place to meet & park your car.
At 2:15pm, we prayed and rode north to 3300 South.
Children were having fun chasing ducks in the picnic area.
It was a perfect Spring day.
We returned to our vehicles around 4:20pm.

Jordan River Parkway ~ Bicycle Ride
Enjoy a Sunday ride along the Jordan River
Ride time ~ 2 hours
Meet at Winchester Park trailhead
Meet Location ~ Winchester (6670 S.) & Murray Bluffs Rd. (1200 W.)
Directions ~ From State Street by the Fashion Place Mall, head west on Winchester 1.8 miles and turn right on Murray Bluffs Road.
Gear ~ helmet, pump, flat tire tools & repair kit, extra tube, water, snacks,
sunscreen, first aid, & bike gloves.
Ride Description ~ travel north to 3300 South & back.