Saturday, February 25, 2012

Bridge Loop

Even if it is snowing, you can still have fun in the mountains with Jesus!    Instead of going all the way to Doughnut Falls, we took a shorter hike.

DESCRIPTION:  From Mill D South Fork, hike up the road toward the Doughnut Falls.   At the trailhead, is a locked restroom.   We hiked up the Cardiff Mine road, until the Doughnut Falls trail crosses a bridge and joins the road.    This is our turn-a-round.
We took the steep path down, through the woods.
RATINGS:  Newbies
MILEAGE:  2.4 miles
HIKE TIME:  2 hours
RESTROOM:  Mill D South Fork
DIRECTIONS:  Drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon,  Fort Union Blvd & Wasatch Blvd. in Salt Lake City, Utah.   Park at Mill D South Fork.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Snowshoe in the Campgrounds

God blessed us with a another great day in the mountains.   We heard birds in the fir trees, saw a snowman, and even climbed a steep hill.  

DESCRIPTION:  From Mill D South Fork, we hiked the sledding area, Jordan Pines, and the Spruces Campground
MILEAGE: 2.7 miles
RATINGS: Moderate
HIKE TIME: 2 1/2 hours
RESTROOMS: Available at parking area, and Winter camping areas.
GEAR: Snowshoes, poles, sunglasses, hat, gloves, water, dress in layers, energy snacks, etc.
DIRECTIONS:  Drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon to Mill D South Fork.

Monday, February 6, 2012


OUTDOORS WITH JESUS began the Summer of 1986 as an informal, free hiking and mountain biking club based in Northern Utah.    The club is open to both single and married adults.   And believers and non-believers are welcome to attend.  

If you want to find out about our upcoming activities, and exciting community events, you need to join our free email newsletter.  
  • Each person needs to join for themselves.  
  • Don't forward our email, just have your friends join for themselves.
  • No spammers are allowed to join.
  • Do not add us to any mailing list without first contacting us.
  • Send us an email, subject line:  "Subscription" and in your email we need your first/last name,  town/city where you live, and your outdoor interests if any.   If you like to hike, snowshoe, camp, mountain bike, or just want to receive community announcements.    This helps us plan activities in your community; and protects our email account from spammers.
  • When you receive the OWJ HIKING NEWS, make sure you add our email to your safe sender list and address book.   Otherwise, it will be deleted or sent to your spam folder.
Please let us know about great hiking, and mountain bike trail in your area.
We have explored Salt Lake, Ogden, Park City, Heber, Kamas, Oakley, Grantsville, and scenic places in Utah.

"It's all about Jesus!
" humility consider others as more important than yourselves. Philippians 2:3 HCB

  • Obey laws!
  • Come in love!
  • It's about Jesus!
  • And have a spiritual attitude!

Open to single and married adults able to participate in outdoor activities. Your children and teens may attend our easier activities if you assume full responsibility and supervise them. Subscribers are not members. Even though membership is free, to be an active member in 2012, you must sign a release/waiver and participate in a 2012 activity.  
Even though the membership may be free, you'll have to pay all park fees, carpooling, camping, and bring your own water, food and gear.

  • NEWBIES ~ Great for kids, beginners and slow hikers.
  • MODERATE ~ More challenging activities at your own pace.
  • INTERMEDIATE ~ Faster, longer, steeper at your own pace.
  • DIFFICULT ~ For diehards!
  • TECHNICAL ~ Mountain biking on rocky, challenging trails.

We're not an outfitter.  Each person attending must plan, pack and bring the necessary water, food, first aid, and gear for each event.

  • If you arrive late, try to catch us at the trailhead.
  • Activities may be cancelled to bad weather, closed roads, trail closures, weddings, and vehicle breakdowns.
  • If the leader doesn't show up 15 minutes after departure time, it has been cancelled.
  • Don't let it spoil your day, go hiking anyway with the people there.
Hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, camping, backpacking, and other outdoor activities have dangers and risks!   You need to look out for your own safety, and make your own decisions. All attending need to fill out a release/waiver card for 2012.

Outdoors with Jesus is a network of outdoor people along the Wasatch Front. It is your contribution of participation, and prayer support which allow us to exist another year. Some people are leaders and can help us lead a hike. Each person has a talent they can contribute, whether if you know wildflowers, trees, animals, gps navigation, or the gift of helps.