Sunday, January 29, 2012

Doughnut Falls hike

The most popular snowshoe hike in Big Cottonwood Canyon is to Doughnut Falls, up Mill D South Fork.   God gave us a sunny blue sky day and no clouds in the sky.   Everyone who came had a fun time.  
From the Big Cottonwood, you hike up Mill D South Fork up the road to the Doughnut Falls trailhead.   We followed the trail up; and on our way down we followed the mine road down.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Millcreek Canyon Road

Great day to enjoy a hike up the Millcreek Canyon road.  God blessed us with a cool, sunny day.   And during Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, there are no canyon fees.  There were a lot of cross country skiers on the trail and dogs.

MILEAGE: 3 miles total
HIKE TIME: We hiked 1 hour 15 minutes up and 45 minutes back.
DOGS allowed but must obey Millcreek Canyon rules.
KID FRIENDLY:  Some parents pulled kids on sleds.
RESTROOMS available at trailheads.  Bring toilet paper.
GEAR: Snowshoes, poles, dress in layers, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, gloves, snowboots, camera, and energy bars.
DIRECTIONS: Millcreek Canyon is at 3800 South, Wasatch Blvd., SLC, UT
Drive up the road to the gated road and find a place to park.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Snowbasin Snowshoe Adventure

Good friends encourage their friends to get out and enjoy the outdoors and not stay home.     God gave us fresh snow, fun fellowship, and a sunny day in Snowbasin.   We had an enjoyable lunch on the trail and hiked up to the ridge.  
DESCRIPTION:  From the Maples Trailhead, we hiked the road up to the ridge; and hiked back on the telephone pole trail.   At pole #37, the trail drops back to the trailhead sign.
RATINGS: Moderate
MILEAGE: 3 miles round trip
HIKE TIME: 3 hours
RESTROOMS: Available at Snowbasin 
GEAR: Snowshoes, poles, dress in layers, water, energy snacks, camera, insulated gloves, snow boots, wool socks, and sack lunch.