Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bald Mountain

God blessed us with a beautiful partly cloudy day on Bald Mountain.  We enjoyed lunch and a reading from Psalm 95 on the mountain.  If you enjoy taking pictures, this hike is a must!!!

DESCRIPTION:  Bald Mountain hike is a must for those who love the Mirror Lake Highway.  This is a rocky climb, with exposure, where you can overlook Mirror Lake below.
RESTROOM: At the trailhead parking lot.
MILEAGE: 2 miles to the summit
HIKE TIME: 1 hour 15 minutes up; and 55 minutes down.
KIDS must be supervised at all time, because of steep exposure.
FEE:  Mirror Lake Recreation fee is $6 or you can use your National Recreation Pass on a mirror hanger.
GEAR: Water, jacket, bug spray, food, hiking pole, hat, and camera.
DIRECTIONS:  From Kamas, Utah; take SR 150, 29 miles to Bald Mountain pass, and turn left into the picnic area/trailhead parking.

Saturday, July 14, 2012


We enjoyed a wonderful bicycle ride in Park City.  
This is a fund raiser for the Good News Jail and Prision Ministry to raise support for the chaplain.
We started at the Shepherd of the Lutheran Church, rode on paved and gravel parkway trails.    We broke up into three different levels of riders.   The advance group went 12 miles.

After the ride we enjoyed a great barbeque, fellowship and prizes.   All riders received a blue t shirt, water and a granola bar.  

If you missed this bike ride, join us next year for the GOOD NEWS BICYCLE RIDE.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Lake Mary

Lake Mary is the most popular family hiking trail in the Wasatch Mountains.   Cool breeze felt like an air conditioner. 

RATINGS: Newbies
NO DOGS allowed in Big Cottonwood Canyon
WATERSHED: No swimming, no wading allowed in the Cottonwood Canyons. 
MILEAGE: 1 mile to the alpine lake.
GEAR: Water, hat, bug spray, sunscreen, hiking pole, and energy snacks.
PACK OUT all garbage and do not feed the animals.
DIRECTIONS:  Drive to the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon to the large ski lot.  The trail begins at the large ski sign, up a gravel pathway.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Smith - Morehouse Adventure

We celebrated the fourth of July by praying for our nation at Dave's cabin.  Then we enjoyed a hike from the marina to the Smith -Morehouse trail 001.   Afterwards our fishermen enjoyed catching trout in the beautiful reservoir.  Today was a wonderful vacation away from the hot desert valley.
DECRIPTION:  Park your vehicle at the boat ramp and walk south, down the road to the campground, where you'll take the closed road to the trailhead.
MILEAGE: 1.9 miles each way
RESTROOMS available at launch area and 001 trailhead.

Sunday, July 1, 2012


Sundance hike to Stewart Falls is one of the best hikes in Utah.   It felt great getting soaked with ice cold water walking under the falls.  God blessed us with an enjoyable day with great fellowship.


DESCRIPTION:  Take a chair lift ride up Sundance and see scenic views.  Make sure you get off the lift at the first place, and not ride the lift to the summit.  Follow the trail signs to Stewart Falls.   There are a few steep hills, make sure you bring a hiking pole.  There was a crowd of one hundred people hiking the Aspen Grove trail to Stewart Falls, and about a dozen hiking on the Sundance trail.  After enjoying the falls, take the trail down the hill back to Sundance.  Don't take the Aspen Grove trail up the hill.

MILEAGE: 2.5 miles round trip
HIKE TIME: 4 hours
RATINGS: Moderate, kids love this hike, but need to be watched at all times.
CHAIR LIFT PRICE (1 ride) $11 adults, and $8 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) is closed, follow the detour,
Turn left and drive on 800 North toward Provo Canyon,
After driving through the tunnel, turn left on SR92 Alpine Loop,
Drive up the canyon road and look for the Sundance sign, and turn left in parking lot.