Saturday, March 27, 2010

Legacy Parkway

Looking for a great place to exercise and spend time with Jesus? You'll enjoy riding near the wet lands. If you want to escape the crowds, than visit the Legacy.




500 S. to Lagoon Front Runner Loop
DESCRIPTION: A great bicycle ride, with little elevation gain. There are benches along the trail for those wishing to take breaks.
MILEAGE: 18.5 mile round trip
RIDE TIME: 2 hours
PARKING: Take exit 4 on the Legacy Highway, in Wood Cross. The parking lot is on the west side of the exit.
NO RESTROOMS are available along the trail.
RATINGS: MODERATE
All level of riders will enjoy this trail and can go as far as they can.
GEAR: helmet, pump, extra tube, bike tools, gloves, wind breaker, camera, and energy snacks.

Legacy Parkway and Preserve

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Antelope Island

A great day to spend with Jesus, cycling the Great Salt Lake. The ride was cooler, bug-free, but warm enough to take your jacket off at Buffalo Point.




explore de Isle
DESCRIPTION: 22 mile ride on pavement, starting at the entrance booth. On the Island we stop at the visitor center, then rode to Buffalo point. We locked up our bicycles and hiked to Buffalo Point and had lunch, sitting on beautiful rocks. It is an easy ride, coasting down the hill to the causeway.
We enjoyed seeing buffalo, antelope and seagulls.
SERVICES: The visitor center sells sovernirs, and has trail information. Buffalo Point snack bar & gift shop was closed the day we visited.
RATINGS: Moderate bike ride/Newbies hike
HIKE to Buffalo Point: 3/4 miles each way, depending on how far you go, and 285' elevation gain.
TIME: 3 hours for bicycle ride/1 hour for hike & lunch break.
RESTROOMS: available at the park entrance, visitor center, Buffalo Point & campgrounds, and Garr Ranch.
DRIVE TIME: allow 1 hour drive from SLC, due to road construction.
DIRECTIONS: From SLC, take I-15 northbound to Layton; take the Antelope Drive exit and turn left; head west to the Great Salt Lake.
FEES: $3 to walk or bike onto the Island, $9 to drive a vehicle into the park.
GEAR: This is a desert Island, make sure you bring water. You'll need an extra tube, bike tools, helmet, pump, sunscreen, sunglasses, energy snacks, sack lunch, camera, first aid, wind jacket, and wear layers.

We highly recommend that all mountain bikes have thorn liners and use slime tubes. Round, spiny, goat head thorns are nasty and may give you a flat.
TRIBULUS TERRESTRIS

ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK

Saturday, March 6, 2010

BC Snowshoe

God blessed us with a little bit of sunshine, and fresh snow. What a great day to be with Jesus and wonderful friends. We saw children sledding down the tubbing hill. And adults pulling sleds full of camping gear, heading for the winter camp.





MILL D SOUTH FORK SNOWSHOE
DESCRIPTION: We carpooled up Big Cottonwood Canyon to the parking area, near the sledding hill. Our adventure weaves between fir trees, through winter snow camps, and over the ridge to the Spruces campground. This is a avalanche safe area, hiking through the campgrounds and a place to learn snowshoeing.
RATINGS: Newbies
RESTROOMS: Spruces & Jordan Pines Campgrounds had one restroom open near the winter camping area.
HIKE TIME: 2 1/2 hours
DIRECTIONS: Big Cottonwood Canyon is located at Wasatch Blvd. & Fort Union Blvd. in Salt Lake City, Utah
WATERSHED: Big Cottonwood Canyon is a watershed area. No dogs are allowed in this canyon.