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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

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
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
The Grotto in Hornet Canyon - Farmington steph Sun, 03/07/2021 - 13:13
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 steph Tue, 03/02/2021 - 12:48
*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
The "Y" - BEST HIKING GUIDE steph Thu, 11/12/2020 - 18:18
Bucketlist item 2020! I'm a huge bucketlist advocate, I feel like if it doesn't go on my list then it doesn't happen. I also feel like if I something to my list, no matter how random it is, the opportunity often presents itself. Hiking the Y has been on my mental list since I was a kid. But this year it actually made it onto paper. When we visited Utah County for a staycation this summer, it was on my list, but we just couldn't squeeze it in with all the fun stuff there is to do in Provo. A
Fifths Hot Springs - HIKING GUIDE steph Thu, 11/12/2020 - 18:18
*NOTE: As of September 2020, this trail is closed indefinitely for public health and safety. Please check here for updates and more information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/uwcnf/recarea/?recid=9861 This hike is currently closed due to COVID-19 or a death from what I can see. This trail has been closed most of 2020, from what I can see, so I have been putting off writing/sharing this post basically an entire year. But, I decided to go ahead and post about it before I completely forget all the details of the hike. And y'all can pin it to your hiking Pinterest board, and check it out
Poison Creek Bike Trail Park City steph Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:34
This is our favorite trail in Park City. We stumbled across it a couple years ago, and now its a must visit every time we are in town. Walking in is great, riding it is better. There are several tunnels with amazing artwork, rope swing, trees covered in shoes, a bridge, a musical park, and miles of adventure along a little stream. The second part of the trail leads to a beautiful Barn and has more awesome murals.
Bridal Veil Falls & River Walk steph Mon, 08/31/2020 - 21:10
This is an awesome 15 minute paved trail, perfect for bikes, strollers, and skateboards and ends with a 607-foot-tall double cataract waterfall in the south end of Provo Canyon. If you just want to see Bridal Veil Falls, you have a couple options. You can pull right up and get photos from your vehicle at the look out point. You can park right next to the falls, walk across the bridge and you're there! Or you can start at the first parking lot (our recommendation) and walk 15 minutes along the paved trail that runs along the raging river. Once
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