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.