Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wasatch Mountain State Park

God blessed us with a blue sky, clean air, perfect snow and wonderful fellowship. It was one of those days you can take your winter jacket off and enjoy the warm sunshine!
Driving by Park City, we saw a zebra near Round Valley.

DESCRIPTION: We started at the Golf Course Club House, skiing counter clockwise around the loop.
RENTALS available at the club house for $12. (skis, boots & poles)
SKI PASS is $6
NO DOGS allowed on the groomed golf course track.
RESTROOMS available at the Club House and Visitor Center.
DIRECTIONS: Drive I-80 east up Parley's Canyon, take US 40 South toward Heber. Before entering Heber, turn right at the River Road stop light and drive west toward the mountains. Follow the signs to the Wasatch Mountain State Park.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Escaped to a beautiful area, overlooking the Heber Valley. A place away from all the crowds, hiking on a snow packed trail through sagebrush and gambel oaks. Enjoy seeing animal footprints in the snow. Jesus blessed us with a fabulous day!

Cottontail Loop & Heber Valley Overlook Loop

DESCRIPTION: Dutch Hollow Trail are part of Wasatch Mountain State Park.
Begin your hike near the restroom and hike to the ridge, turn right and take the Heber Valley Overlook. Enjoy great views of the area. After the loop, take the Cottontail trail down into the valley. At the Sage/Cottontail junction, take stay on the Cottontail back to the Summer parking lot/restroom.
HIKE TIME: 2 hours
MILEAGE: 2.5 miles
RESTROOM available at the Summer parking lot.
DOG FRIENDLY: Keep your pet leashed and clean up.
DIRECTIONS from Salt Lake City, take I-80 east up Parley's Canyon, turn right on US 40 South, after passing Jordanelle Reservoir, at the stop light at the bottom of the hill turn right on River Road, turn right at Dutch Canyon and drive to the end of the road and park.

Wasatch Mountain State Park ~ info & online map available:

Sunday, January 9, 2011


God gave us a fun time, great fellowship, and many adventures...climbing hills, falling down, making snow angels, and eating snacks on a snow covered picnic table. It was wonderful to breathe clean air!

DESCRIPTION: Put your snowshoes on at the Mill D South Fork gate. Walk up the road and climb up to the sledding hill. From there make your own trail into the forest to the Jordan Pines Campground winter area. We followed the telephone pole trail to the hill and down to the Spruces Campground where we made a loop. After returning to our cars.
DIRECTIONS: Big Cottonwood Canyon begins at Wasatch Blvd. and Fort Union Blvd. (70th South). Drive up to the Mill D area and park.
RESTROOMS: available at the winter camping areas, Jordan Pines & Spruces Campground. Other restrooms are locked for the winter season.
GEAR: Wear layers, hat, insulated gloves, snow boots, wool socks, hand warmers, bring water, and have energy snacks. Cotton clothing when wet, is worthless.
NO DOGS ALLOWED: Big Cottonwood is a protected watershed area.