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Spring City TRAVEL GUIDE

Oh, Spring City. We visited on a whim last year and fell in love! The people in this community were so loving and welcoming during the pandemic last year. Well, our kids COULD NOT wait to go back this year again. And... the people, you guys, I could cry. They were just the best. The town is quaint, the beautiful Spring Farm air bnb is so charming, we really could just live here. Of course we had to do some of the same stuff we did last year during our visit, but we also added a few new adventures this

Red Pine Lake - Little Cottonwood Canyon

This hike was a beautiful mistake. We planned to hike Gloria Falls which is an easy 2 mile RT hike to a beautiful waterfall. We missed the turn and ended up on the trail to Red Pine. A few hikers we passed said it was worth it so we continued on up the trail, we had no idea how far it was but they were right, it was worth it! It's about a 7 mile hike, we walked around the lake so that added an extra mile. I would say it's a moderate hike, fairly easy if you can handle

Gloria Falls - Little Cottonwood Canyon

Gloria Falls was a new addition to my summer bucketlist and last week seemed as good a time as any to check it off. It's only 2 miles round trip, but it has a steady climb, totally doable for littles if you take your time. There is one catch, after the third bridge, head left. There are no signs and the path isn't clear. But you will follow the river up about 5 minutes to reach the falls. We missed the turn and our 2 mile hike turned into an 8.5 mile hike up to Red Pine Lake instead. No

Tibble Fork with Rexchanger App

Y'all! We are so excited to share this beautiful mountain top reservoir today, AND the coolest app that made it possible. You can rent a home on airbnb, rent a RV on rvshare, and now... you can rent recreation gear on the hottest new app called Rexchanger. Here's the thing, we have a garage full of fun toys & gear, BUT we also have a mini van and 7 people in our family. That doesn't leave a lot of room for taking toys with us on adventures. We either have to plan to go with friends that have a truck

r.a.m.p. 2021 | Free Activities all summer

It's that time again! Weber County has a bunch of free Saturday Activities! The Salt Project has been to a few of these places, so be sure to check out our past posts in the links below. Boy Scouts of America Ropes Course Hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm 1200 E 5400 S - South Ogden (801)479-5460 Marshall White Center Hours: 10:00am - 3:00pm 222 - 28th Street - Ogden (801)629-8346 Roy Recreation Complex/Pool Hours: 11:00am - 7:00pm 2150 W 4700 S - Roy (801)774-1050 Dinosaur Park Hours: 4pm-8pm 1544 Park Blvd - Ogden (801)399-0840 North Ogden Pool (North Shore) Hours: 11:00am

City of Rocks - IDAHO - Roadtrippin'

Roadtrippin! With our little camper kitten Ginger. We adopted her a few weeks ago and took her camping the second day we got her so she is very used to sitting in the car and living in a camper. Day 1 We made a pit stop at the only gas station at the Sublet Idaho exit on our road trip to City Of Rocks. We stopped for bathrooms but loved the petting zoo, turns out they don't have bathrooms!? A gas station without bathrooms? Thanks for nothing Sublet gas station. (not salt project approved, even with those cute alpaca's, because

Island Park - IDAHO

Sorry this post is a year late. oops. We have so much fun in the summer, sometimes we get super behind on blog posts. Island Park has always had a special place in our hearts. The forest, the river, friends, and fun. We stay in my besties cabin when we visit, but there are a ton of air bnbs to rent if you want to visit. You can tube the river, fish, visit Yellowstone (check out our "1 day in Yellowstone with kids" post), and just enjoy the great outdoors. On our way home we missed the exit. There wasn't

Mesa Falls - Idaho

Mesa Falls is a short drive from Island Park Idaho. The falls are as tall as a 10 story building and totally worth the trip! The Mesa Falls Visitor Center occupies the historic Big Falls Inn, built around 1915 by the Snake River Electric Light and Power Company. With its spectacular setting, the Inn was a popular spot for social gatherings in its past lives. It had its day as a hotel, a cafe, and a dance hall. Later it became a way station on the Yellowstone Highway for ranchers, sportsmen, and tourists. After acquiring the inn from Montana Power

Camping in MOAB - with kids

Camping in Moab with kids... it was AWESOME! The first time I ever came here, was back in college, my best friend and I jumped in my 4runner with a couple sleeping bags and a box of food and off we went. We fell in love instantly. I went back the following year with friends and then got married and started a family and moved out of state and... 20 years later, got invited to go camping with friends. I was so excited to go back, and to take the kids! Here is a list of our favorite family friendly

ARCHES National Park - WITH KIDS - MOAB

Can you believe I own the Salt Project and have never explored Arches! True story. We drove through on our way from Texas to Utah probably 9 years ago, and thats it. We had our dog so we couldn't hike, so we just held our dog and walked out to the Delicate Arch look out (5 minute walk). So boring. I know. Heres the thing. I didn't start this blog because I have been everywhere and was an expert. Quite the opposite actually. I grew up in a home where going to McDonalds was a big deal and I can

Moonflower Hike - MOAB

Right next to the Indian Ladder is the trail head to an awesome little hike. This hike is awesome, short, and has a beautiful pond at the end that kids can play in, but it is also covered with poison ivy, so stay on the trail! Poison ivy can be transferred from pet fur to human skin, so keep your pets leashed or leave them home for this hike. This is the poison ivy. It has three leaves that are pointy. And you can faintly see a reddish stem in the middle of the three leaves. The hike starts at

Fins N' Things - OFF ROADING

Fins N' Things is an off roading trail in Moab. This is a great beginner to moderate trail. We did ok for first timers, but wouldn't have attempted it with our our friends to guide us. There are a few spots that you can pick a easy or hard trail, but for the most part, you go follow the trail and there is no where to turn around and leave, so you gotta commit. We saw dirt bikes, side by sides, and other 4wd vehicles while we were on the trail. We loved this pit stop on the trail. I
Indian Ladder - Moab steph Wed, 05/19/2021 - 19:13
Our friends took us to this awesome climbing area in Moab. The front is covered in pictographs. It's called the Indian Ladder, but I don't think it's been around that long. The ladder is made up of smooth logs that have been jammed into the cracks in the rock. All the kids lined up for their turn up. The first ladder is low enough for anyone to climb up, but the next ladder is quite the stretch. I'm guessing its 6ft up. I could reach it on my tippy toes, but didn't have enough upper body strength to do a

COLOSSEUM - Utahs NEWEST Party Spot

I really tried to prepare early for this birthday (I'm not the best planner). Every Sunday leading up to the big day, I would ask Locke what he wanted to do for his birthday. We would throw around ideas and he would say he was going to think about it. Well, I am SO glad we didn't lock something in early, because Colosseum just opened in Davis County at the Layton Hills Mall. They have some pretty unique activities that the kids had never tried before so it was settled, a week before his 16th birthday we booked a party
Camper Reveal BEFORE & AFTER - Camping 101 steph Wed, 05/12/2021 - 16:33
Meet Mildred, who my kids lovingly refer to by her rapper name Lil' Mill. She is a 1996 Coleman pop up trailer. She was covered in fur, smelled like a smoke house, and was probably just as ugly back in 1996, but maybe a little cleaner. Y'all requested a breakdown of expenses so here they are. They were asking 3000, we offered 2400 and they shook our hand. Then another car pulled up with a wad of cash in hand hoping to buy. The seller happily told him it was sold and apologized for his hr long drive for nothing

The Grotto in Hornet Canyon - Farmington

I love trying out a new trail, but I also get anxiety about it and find myself very resistant to the idea often times. What if I get lost? What if it's too hard? Well, I have gotten lost (and I did get lost on this hike lol), and I have always been able to do finish, no matter how hard it's been. And when I get lost (which is often), it always makes for a great story after. Well this hike has been on my list for awhile, so when a friend reached out and wanted to try a

Snow Shoeing STEWART FALLS - Winter Edition

*Please note, this hike falls in an avalanche zone. Always check Utah Avalanche Center before any winter hiking. Driving up Provo Canyon to Sundance is so beautiful. You can see the amazing Bridal Veil Falls to the south, and there is an awesome paved trail to explore there. Snowshoeing has been on my winter bucket list for years now. I always add it half heartedly, knowing that if the opportunity presents itself I'll jump at it. But I'm not going to go seeking it out. Well our friends invited us up to their cabin in Sundance last weekend to go

BEST SLEDDING HILLS IN UTAH

This list contains the best sledding hills along the Wasatch Front. Happy Sledding! Be sure to tag @saltproject.co on your adventures so we can share. Top Sledding hills in UTAH! Lomond View Park - North Ogden Rhomer Park - Ogden Mount Ogden Park - Ogden Andy Adams Park - Layton Twin Hollow Park - Bountiful Mueller Park - Bountiful Lindsey Gardens Park - Salt Lake City Sugar House Park - Salt Lake City Flat Iron Park - Sandy Mountain View Park - Cottonwood Heights Murray Park - Murray Bennion Park - Taylorsville Oquirrh Mountain sledding bowl - West Jordan Flat

FREE NATIONAL PARK DAYS 2021

We LOVE that our National Parks have FREE days! OK, get your calendar out and Pin this post to your 2021 Bucketlist board on Pinterest! Here they are! 2021 FREE DAYS! Jan 18: MLK Birthday April 17: First day of National Park Week Aug 4: One year anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act Aug 25: National Park Service Birthday Sept 25: National Public Lands Day Nov 11: Vetrans Day Additional FREE passes and discounts: FREE pass for 4th graders FREE pass for 5 graders (through Aug 2021) due to Covid FREE pass for military veterans and US military members