Friday, December 31, 2010


It's All About Jesus!

Jesus said, "For were two or three gather in my name, I will be in their midst." Matthew 18:20 NAS
Before each adventure, we invite Jesus in prayer. That's why we call this club, Outdoors with Jesus. It is because of your participation and prayers we are able to invite you to these mountain adventures.
Without prayer...nothing happens!

We biked the causeway of Antelope Island, Jordan River Parkway, and Legacy Parkway. Also, joined the Good News Jail Ministry bicycle ride in Park City. Also, some of us enjoyed riding the new parkway trail to Jenny Lake in the Tetons.

We camped at Dinosaur National Monument. God blessed us with exciting adventures. It was free admission to the monument in 2010.
We enjoyed Wasatch Mountain State Park, skiing on the golf course.

Snake Creek Pass, Millcreek Pipeline, Lake Solitude, and Red Pine Lake hikes had the best colors.

Some of the group went fishing at Smith and Moorehouse Reservoir, Mirror Lake, Desolation Lake, Upper Red Pine Lake, Wall Lake, Trial Lake, Lake Mary, and Cecret Lake.

We rode the Union Pacific Rail Trail, and Round Valley, had our first Mystery Ride, and went to Antelope Isle.

Lake Mary, Martha, Twin Lakes Reservoir, Lake Solitude, Dog Lake, Desolation Lake, Wall Lake, Trail Lake, Mirror Lake, Fehr Lake, Shepherd Lake, Cecret Lake, Marshall Lake, Hoover Lake, and Lower & Upper Red Pine Lakes.

We hiked to the Livingroom, Coldwater Canyon overlook, and Snake Creek Pass.
We hiked Frary Peak, on the top of Antelope Island, and the Big Beacon.


We had first time visits to Snowbasin, Wasatch Mountain State Park, and completed the entire North Fork Loop in the Uintas. And had fun up Big Cottonwood Canyon.

We hiked to Waterfall Canyon, Adams Canyon, and Stewart Falls at Sundance.

We hiked to Cecret Lake during Alta's Wildflower Festival. Also, enjoyed wildflower in Brighton, Park City, Millcreek Canyon and Smith and Moorehouse.
We saw goats carrying back packs to Wall Lake, a family of moose on the wildflower hike, deer in their den on the snake creek hike and more.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Warm, beautiful day hiking to the summit on Antelope Island. God blessed us with great scenery! We saw buffalo, birds and a coyote on the Island. Psalms 92 was read on the 6,596' peak.
Antelope Island State Park
RATINGS: Intermediate
MILEAGE: 3.12 miles to peak
HIKE TIME: Allow 4 1/2 hours
NO DOGS allowed on this trail. And no mountain biking.
DRIVE TIME from entrance to trailhead is 30 minutes. The road closes at dark.
It's a one hour drive from Salt Lake City.
GEAR: Hiking pole, lots of water, energy snacks, sack lunch, sunscreen and camera.
DIRECTIONS: Take Antelope Drive exit in Syracuse and drive west to the Great Salt Lake.
RESTROOMS available at entrance, visitor center and Garr Ranch. No restrooms at the trailhead.
FEE: $9 per vehicle. $4 senior rate.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Upper Red Pine Lake

A beautiful, Indian Summer day, with dazzling autumn colors in Little Cottonwood Canyon. A classic hike with Outdoors with Jesus! And a great place for fishing. Our Bible reading was Psalm 23--where the shepherd leads us to quiet waters. Left: Upper Red Pine.

DESCRIPTION: Drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon to the White Pine trailhead. Hike 1 mile to the trail junction. Look for the trail sign to Red Pine Lake and follow a singletrack trail. Don't take the road. Continuing on the trail, you will see scenic views of Little Cottonwood Canyon. This trail has some steep sections. When you arrive at Lower Red Pine, continue around the lake and scramble up the hill to upper. Upper Red Pine lake has a higher elevation gain than White Pine lake.
RATINGS: Intermediate to Lower Red Pine; and scrambling over large granite boulders to Upper Red Pine.
WILDERNESS AREA: Group size is limited to 10
WATERSHED: No swimming, no wading, and no washing in lakes or streams. Also, no dogs allowed in the canyon.
NO KIDS: Upper Red Pine hike would be too hard and dangerous for children. Take them to the Lower Red Pine, and be prepared to carry them back.
MILEAGE: 3.6 miles to Upper Red Pine, or
3.13 miles if you stop at Lower Red Pine lake.
HIKE TIME: 3 hours up and 2.5 hours down.
Allow extra time to enjoy and to go fishing.
GEAR: One hiking pole. You'll need one free hand for climbing over boulders. Pack a sack lunch, bring plenty of water, jacket, camera, and energy snacks.
Bring your fishing pole and gear too!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Lake Solitude

We saw snow where we hiked last week, and leaves are almost gone in the Brighton area. God gave us a cool fall day. Winter weather is coming soon. On the trail we saw three deer, a blue bird, and chipmonks. It was fun walking on the boardwalk, around Silver Lake.
DESCRIPTION: An easy trail starting at Silver Lake. Enjoy walking around the board walk. Continue on the trail toward the Solitude ski lifts. Do not take the trail to the left, up the hill to Twin Lakes Reservoir. The final climb to the lake is short and steep--like an Intermediate hike.
RATINGS: Newbies
MILEAGE: 1.5 miles to the lake.
HIKE TIME: Allow 2 hours total.
NO DOGS: Big Cottonwood Canyon is a protected watershed.
DIRECTIONS: Drive to Silver Lake parking area, at Brighton.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Snake Creek Pass

Autumn colors were at their peak, exploding in Big Cottonwood!
We saw a family of deer in their living room. Blue birds and squirrels were playing in fir trees. We played on a split rock on the trail.
Snake Creek Pass overlook was radical with golden aspens. Looking below you can see Midway. We enjoyed lunch, and read our favorite Bible verse. Wholesome fellowship and a great time with Jesus!
DESCRIPTION: Begin at the Lake Mary trailhead, in the big parking lot area of Brighton Ski Resort. You'll find benches on the trail, as you climb the hills around the ski lift. At the trail junction, turn left towards Dog Lake. Keep left--the trail to the right takes you to Dog Lake. We heard children calling this Dog Pond. Continuing on the trail you will hike through an evergreen forest. Stay on the singletrack trail, and do not take any roads. At the saddle, you'll find a rocky overlook. Welcome to Snake Creek Pass.
RATINGS: Moderate, exposure at the overlook.
MILEAGE: 2 miles to the pass
RESTROOMS: Brighton, Silver Lake area.
WATERSHED: No dogs allowed.
HIKE TIME: 3 1/2 hours
DIRECTIONS: Big Cottonwood Canyon begins at Wasatch Blvd, & Fort Union Blvd in Salt Lake City, UT. Drive to the top of the canyon to the large ski parking lot in Brighton. Look for the large wood sign.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pipeline Trail

Wonderful warm Autumn day with Jesus!

We heard classical music on the trail from Log Haven. Today was free day in Millcreek canyon! And dogs enjoyed playing in the leaves.
DESCRIPTION: From the Burch Hollow trailhead, follow the pipeline trail west. This trail is great for hiking, jogging, walking dogs, and mountain biking. You'll enjoy walking through scrub oaks and see great canyon views. This makes a great evening hike, if you want to see city lights. Also, it is an easy snowshoe trail in the Winter.
RATINGS: Newbies
KID FRIENDLY ~ Watch out for bikers!
MILEAGE: 1.6 miles to Church Fork junction. We hiked 2 miles each way.
HIKE TIME: 2 hours
RESTROOMS: No restrooms at trailhead. You'll find some at picnic areas.
DOGS love this trail on odd days! More mountain bikers will be on the trail on even days, because they are allowed to ride the upper canyon.
GEAR: Bring water! This trail can be hot in the afternoon.
FEE: Millcreek Canyon fee is $3 per vehicle
DIRECTIONS: Enter Millcreek Canyon, 3800 South and Wasatch Blvd, SLC, UT

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Promontory to Round Valley

This was an energetic ride with Jesus! We had a head wind biking to Round Valley. The return trip was a blast, riding 15mph to 25mph back.

DESCRIPTION: At Promontory, ride the rail trail toward Park City. Be careful crossing the Kamas road. After riding the first paved section to the gate, turn right and bike up the road. You'll find a paved parkway trail on the right. Stay on this trail until you reach the ballpark. There are restrooms, pop machines, and picnic tables to take a break.
Take Quinns Trail south up the hill. Turn left at the next road. Go straight (north) at the next junction. Turn left, biking west up the next hill to a parking area. Across the parking lot, you'll find the Round Valley trails. Bike up the trail and do not take the side trails. Turn left on Cammy's trail. At the top you'll find a bench to sit on. Ride up the Seventy Seven trail and turn right on the Valderoad. You'll enjoy a roller coaster ride back to the ball park.
RATINGS: Moderate Technical
RIDE TIME: 3 hours
MILEAGE: 15 miles
PARK: Union Pacific Rail Trail ~ Promontory Station
DIRECTIONS: From SLC, take I-80 up Parleys Canyon, take US 40, then exit 2,
hang a left, drive east, turn right on Promontory Ranch Road. Look for parking lot with a restroom on the left with the Union Pacific Rail Trail sign.
DRIVE TIME: 35 minutes from SLC

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Coldwater Overlook

We enjoyed a wonderful Autumn day with Jesus! Pictures can not even capture the beautiful fall colors. We saw hawks soar in the sky above, and cows on the trail.

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. The trail is closed when wet. This trail is shared with horses, mountain bikers and leashed dogs.

RESTROOMS: Available in the Lodge and Gift shop.
RATINGS: Moderate
MILEAGE: 2.5 miles to Coldwater Overlook.
HIKE TIME: 3 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.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Marshall Lake

Incredible hike with Jesus. Today we saw some of the first Autumn colors. At Bald Mountain pass there was a sprinle of snow. On the trail, we hiked to four different lakes, walked on boardwalk, saw squirrels, and several even went fishing. We enjoyed lunch on the rocks overlooking the lake, had a Bible study and prayer.

DESCRIPTION: There's a good trail to Shepherd Lake. We made the mistake of following the main trail down to Hoover Lake. Go around Shepherd lake to the south east shore, and follow deer trails down to Marshall Lake, closer to the mountain.
RATINGS: Moderate
MILEAGE: 2 miles to Marshall Lake, and .1 miles to Hoover.
HIKE TIME: Allow 3 hours or more.
ELEVATION: 375' elevation loss to Marshall. You'll climb a hill on your return.
If you are hiking to Hoover Lake, add 82' elevation loss too.
NO RESTROOMS available! Bald Mountain & Mirror Lake have vault restrooms.
DRIVE TIME: 1 1/2 hours from Salt Lake City
TRAILHEAD: Fehr Lake Trailhead is 1.2 miles down the road from Bald Mountain Pass on the right. If you drive past Moosehorn Campground, you'll gone too far.
FEE: Mirror Lake Recreation Fee is $6 for 3 day pass.
GEAR: Map, water, jacket, hat, sunscreen, camera, food, compass and whistle.

Monday, September 6, 2010


God gave us a wonderful Labor Day hike. Cool air, sunny and a beautiful blue sky. We saw squirrels, birds and wildflowers.

DESCRIPTION: A beautiful forest trail, following a stream to the lake. Hike 1.9 miles to the trail junction, where you can go to either Dog or Desolation Lake. The last 1/2 mile is a steep climb, with 500' elevation gain. Why not enjoy a 1/4 mile walk around the lake.
RATINGS: Moderate
MILEAGE: 2.5 miles to the lake.
HIKE TIME: Allow 2 1/2 hours
KIDS: Some kids were on the trail.
Watch for mountain bikers.
WATERSHED: No dogs allowed in Big Cottonwood!
RESTROOMS are open during the summer near trail head.
DIRECTIONS: Big Cottonwood Canyon begins at Wasatch Blvd. and Fort Union Blvd. in Salt Lake City, Utah. Drive 9 miles up the canyon to Mill D and park.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Union Pacific Rail Trail

Wonderful bike ride with Jesus!

One biker shared some sliced watermelon. What a great idea!
DESCRIPTION: Wanship makes a great place to begin the Rail Trail. Riding through town, you'll see sheep and lamas. Leaving town, you'll cross wooden bridges, watch lazy cows, and see I-80. The first 6 miles is a gentle climb; then the trail levels out. There are shaded picnic tables to take breaks. Promontory has a restroom and is a great place for a break. The ride back to Wanship is exhilarating. Control your speed and watch out for loose gravel.
RATINGS: Moderate, non technical
MILEAGE: 17 miles loop
RESTROOMS: At Wanship & Promontory parking areas. No water available.
BIKE TIME: 3 hours, plus breaks.
GEAR: Take extra water! Wear a helmet, take a jacket, bring bike tools, extra tube, and patch kit. Energy foods and fruits are a must.
DIRECTIONS: From SLC, drive up I-80 eastbound, take Wanship exit, drive through town. Wanship Rail Trail parking is near the Spring Chicken Cafe, Hoytsville Road, and Old Lincoln Highway.


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Desolation Lake

Great weather today! Thank you Jesus! According to the weatherman it was suppose to be a wash-out! It was a great day for hiking!

DESCRIPTION: This trail is shared with mountain bikers, joggers, and hikers. A scenic trail with an overlook, stream, wildflowers, forest and meadow. Desolation Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Big Cottonwood Canyon. There are a couple of steep sections on the trail; but most of the hike is moderate. Hikers have the right-of-way; but it is always good to get off the trail for a mountain bikers.
MILEAGE: 3.5 miles to lake.
GEAR: Make sure you bring plenty of water, jacket, and energy snacks.
HIKE TIME: Allow 4 1/2 hours to have fun!
WATERSHED AREA: No dogs allowed! Also, no swimming, no wading, & no washing in streams or lakes.
RESTROOM: Available at Mill D North Fork during the Summer months.
DIRECTIONS: Big Cottonwood Canyon begins at Wasatch Blvd, and Fort Union Blvd. in Salt Lake City, UT. Drive 9 miles up the canyon. Trail will be on the left.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Round Valley

Short Loop

DESCRIPTION: From Park City ride the Railtrail to the second road. Turn left and go up the hill to the parkway trail. Turn left at the next trail marker. At Quinns trailhead, ride north on the road, until you find the Round Valley trailhead marker. Follow the Round Valley trail signs, take the High Loop, and riding down the first hill, take Seventy 101 and follow Valderoad all the way back to the ball park. Then retrace yourself back to the Railtrail and ride back to the parking lot.
MILEAGE ~ 8.33 miles total
RESTROOM: available at the ball park.
DIRECTIONS: From SLC take I-80 up Parley's Canyon, take Kimball Junction exit and drive toward Park City, turn left at Kearns Blvd, turn right at Bonanza Blvd. and left on Prospector Ave, drive behind strip mall, and turn right into parking lot.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Wall Lake

God blessed us with a wonderful day in the mountains. We began our journey at Trail Lake, seeing fishermen sitting on boulders. The easy hike took us through pine forest, across a wood plank bridge, and through beautiful meadows full of wildflowers. We saw a family riding horses, teenagers jumping off cliffs at Wall Lake, and even a backpacking team of goats. After the hike, some of our group went fishing at Trial Lake.

DESCRIPTION: An enjoyable trail shared with horses, through yellow pine forest, and meadows. This trail is less crowded than the one at the Crystal Lake trailhead.
MILEAGE: 1.25 miles each way
RESTROOM available at Trial Lake.
GEAR: Always take a jacket with you and food and water.
FEE: $6 Mirror Lake Recreation Pass for 3 days. Or use America the Beautiful Pass on a rear view mirror hanger, displaying card with signature out.
DIRECTIONS: Drive 17.8 Miles from Kamas, Utah, up SR 150, Mirror Lake Highway. Turn left at Trail Lake and go to fisherman parking. Parking may be crowded. There are several pullouts on the nearby road below too.
TRAIL BEGINS nearby the Fresno Scraper and Historic Cabin.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Grand Tetons parkway

DESCRIPTION: Scenic parkway trail from Moose to Jenny Lake. This trail is open to bicycles, hikers, joggers, skateboards, or rollerblading. The trail begins at Dornans and ends at the south side parking area at Jenny Lake. On the return trip, you'll enjoy coasting back.

MILEAGE: 8 miles each way.
RATINGS: Moderate
RESTROOMS: are available along the way, at various trailheads.
NO DOGS allowed on the pathway.
GEAR: Make sure you bring a bike lock. There are bike racks at Jenny Lake.
BICYCLE RENTALS are available at Dornans near Moose.
ALLOW 5 hours to bike and visit Jenny Lake.


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Bald Mountain

God gave us a cool refreshing day in the the mountains. Some of our hikers went fishing at Mirror Lake and caught rainbow trout.

DESCRIPTION: Bald Mountain offers great views of Mirror Lake, Moosehorn, and the Uintas. This trail has a lot of exposure and steep drop offs.
RATINGS: Moderate
MILEAGE: 1.6 miles each way
HIKE TIME: Allow 3 hours to enjoy this hike.
DRIVE TIME: Allow 1.5 hours from Salt Lake City
FEE: $6 Mirror Lake Recreation Pass per vehicle, 3 day pass.
GEAR: Make sure you bring a jacket. Bring long clothes in your car, in case it gets cold. Hiking poles are recommended.

DESCRIPTION: Enjoy a mild hike around a beautiful lake. This is a great place for fishermen. There are picnic tables around the lake.
MILEAGE: 1.4 miles
RATINGS: NEWBIES, KIDS love this hike!
HIKE TIME: 45 minutes.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Brighton Wildflower Hike

We pray before we hike, for God's protection and He sends us angels to look after us.
Today, the wildflowers were at their peak.

DESCRIPTION: Lake Mary is the most popular kids hike in Utah. Along the trail are log benches. Lake Martha is a smaller alpine lake, up the hill from Mary.
RATINGS: Newbies
KIDS love this hike!
MILEAGE: 1.25 miles each way.
DIRECTIONS: Drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon to the ski lift area and park.
The trail begins by the gravel road, by the lodge. Look for the gravel trail, up to the Lake Mary trailhead sign. If you are an old timer, the beginning of the trail has been changed.
RESTROOMS are available at Silver Lake visitor center.
WATERSHED: No swimming, no wading, no washing and no dogs are allowed in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Smith and Moorehouse

God gave us a wonderful day of hiking, and fishing.

The smell of pine trees, blue sky and best of all, away from all the crowds!
DESCRIPTION: A great trail connecting from Smith and Moorehouse campground to the Crystal Lake trailhead. We hiked a few miles and turned back. RATINGS: Moderate
DIRECTIONS: From Oakley, Utah, drive up the Weber Canyon Road 12 miles. At the junction, turn right and drive to the upper campground.
Trailhead parking lot is closed, due to a bad bridge in the campground. You need to park at the ATV lot, outside the campground and hike up the road to the trailhead. Begin the hike at the gated road.
RESTROOM and water spigot near the trailhead parking area. Also, there are restrooms along the reservoir.
RESERVOIR: $7 fee for boats on the reservoir.
CAMPING at the campground is $19 per night and $7 for extra vehicle. Part of the upper campground is closed, because of bridge work.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Wildflower Festival Hike

Cool day, hiking with Jesus!
We saw a pair of moose, running deer, family of marmots, incredible wildflowers, saw lush mountains, and relaxed by a beautiful alpine lake. We even played in the snow! It was great to escape the hot valley!

DESCRIPTION: We parked at Alta, at the wildflower festival and enjoyed a trail, through forest, streams and meadows. There's even benches to sit on, along the way. The trail joins the Cecret Lake trail at the Sunset Campground.
MILEAGE: 2.9 miles each way
DIRECTIONS: Travel up Little Cottonwood Canyon to Alta, and park near the information booth. Look for the trailhead sign, on the south side of parking area.
WATERSHED: Little Cotttonwood Canyon is a watershed area. No dogs allowed. No swimming in lakes, and no wading in streams.

Alta has guided nature hikes during the wildflower festival. There are free shuttles, that take hikers up the road to other trailheads.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Good News Jail and Prison Ministry Bicycle Ride

The second annual bicycle ride was a success! After the ride we enjoyed a tasty barbeque, prizes and had wonderful fellowship. Join us next year for the third annual bike ride.

DESCRIPTION: A fun ride on paved and dirt parkway trails in Park City. We met at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church. We rode up to the police station, down to the tunnel, up the other side of the road, coasted down the hill, and made a loop around Willow Creek park.
RATINGS: all levels of bicycle riders.

MILEAGE: 3 to 12 miles, depending on what group you followed.
BIKE TIME: 2 hours
BICYCLES: mountain and road bicycle
BE APART of this great fundraiser next year! All proceed go to support the chaplain ministry in the Salt Lake County Metro Jail. Come support a good cause!

Monday, July 5, 2010

mystery tour

God blessed us with a blue sky, 72 degree morning, with cool breezes. A refreshing day for mountain biking and exercise.

A wonderful day with Jesus!
DESCRIPTION: A sampler ride, including paved parkways, dirt roads, and singletrack trails. We began at the Park City Rail Trail parking and went over to the Round Valley area. Where we went is a mystery? Join us next time.
RATINGS: Moderate/technical
RIDE TIME: 2 1/2 hours, stop and go.
MILEAGE: 10.2 miles
RESTROOMS: Available at the ballpark near Round Valley & local businesses.
GEAR: helmet, pump, bike tools, extra tube, camera, water, & energy snacks.
DIRECTIONS: From SLC drive up I-80 to Park City, take the Kimball Junction exit, turn left on Kearns Blvd, turn right on Bonanza Blvd and an immediate left on Prospector Avenue. After passing strip mall, parking is on the right.

MOUNTAIN TRAILS ~ Park City trails.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Twin Lakes Reservoir

Cool breeze, great friends, and a wonderful hike with Jesus!

Fresh air, wildflowers, birds singing, and the smell of fir trees.
DESCRIPTION: A beautiful, short hike up to one of Brighton's reservoirs. You'll see great view of Silver Lake on the way up.
RATINGS: Newbies, great for kids and beginners. Some sections have loose rock, and may be challenging for those who have trouble walking.
MILEAGE: 1 mile to the lake, 800' elevation gain.
HIKE TIME: 45 minutes up; 30 minutes down. Allow several hours for fun.
WATERSHED: Big Cottonwood Canyon is a watershed area. To protect our drinking water, no dogs are allowed in the canyon. No washing, no wading and no swimming are allowed.
TRAILHEAD: Behind Solitude Nordic Center at Silver Lake.
DIRECTIONS: Drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon to Brighton. The canyon begins at Fort Union Blvd & Wasatch Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT.
RESTROOMS are available at Silver Lake.
GEAR: Pack out all trash! Bring water, jacket, energy food, hiking pole, and camera.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


24th anniversary, Outdoors with Jesus! God blessed us with great fellowship, waterfalls, blue sky, and a fantastic hike!

DESCRIPTION: Purchase your ticket at the Lift House. Enjoy a scenic ride on the chairlift. You'll get off part way up the mountain and begin hiking through a forest. Make sure you bring your camera. You'll enjoy climbing up on a huge log to take a photo. There are a few steep hills and a stream crossing, climbing down to the falls. After cooling off in the falls, take the lower trail back to Sundance.
MILEAGE: 2.5 miles round trip
HIKE TIME: 3 1/2 hours
RATINGS: Moderate, kids love this hike, but need to be watched at all times.
CHAIR LIFT PRICE (1 ride) $10 adults, $9 juniors (6 to 12), and $7 seniors.
GEAR: Wear shoes and clothing you can get wet. Also, bring a hiking pole, to give you support going down hills and walking across streams.
DIRECTIONS FROM SLC: 1 1/4 hours drive time due to road construction.
Take I-15 Southbound to Orem,
Take exit 272 (800 North),
Turn left and drive on 800 North toward Provo Canyon,
After driving through the tunnel, turn left on SR92 Alpine Loop,
Turn left at Sundance.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Adams Canyon Falls

It's a wonderful day with Jesus hiking up Adams Canyon. Getting up in the mountains is like a cleansing from every day stress, and city life.

Four year old Caleb hiked all the way to the falls today!
DESCRIPTION: Adams Canyon trail, is very popular trail. You hike up to the sandy trail to the Bonneville Shoreline trail, where you will have great views of the Great Salt Lake. The canyon trail, follows a bubbling stream, through a forest of firs, scrub oaks, box elders, and maples. On the trail, you will pass by a huge fir tree, cross a wooden bridge, follow hidden trails, climb over rocky areas, walk along narrow ledges, walk under huge logs, step on stones across the stream, and cool off by Adams Canyon Falls at the top.
RATINGS: Moderate
MILEAGE: 3.9 miles round trip
NO RESTROOMS are available.
KIDS: Kids must be watched at all times, because of rocky terrain, exposure and rushing water.
DRIVE TIME FROM SLC: 40 minutes, 27 miles
TRAILHEAD: Oak Hills Drive & US 89, Layton, Utah
The trailhead is east of the intersection. Look for the parked cars. Get on the frontage road to find the parking area.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Union Pacific Rail Trail

Wonderful afternoon with Jesus, pedaling by horses, cows and farm animals. There is a new paved section, between Coalville road and mile 22, near Echo Reservoir.

DESCRIPTION: We park at Wanship and ride our bicycles north to the first campground area at Echo Reservoir and back. We took a break at the Coalville station, where there is a restroom.
RESTROOMS are available at Wanship and Coalville.
MILEAGE: 19 miles round trip.
RIDE TIME: 3 1/4 hours
RATINGS: Moderate
BICYCLES: Mountain bicycles
GEAR: Thorn liners & slime are highly recommended. Make sure you have pump and tools to change flats. Water, energy food, first aid, and jacket.
Make sure you bring salty food too.