Showing posts with label snowshoeing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label snowshoeing. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

I Heart Snowshoeing

My brother-in-law Trent told me about a snowshoeing trail less than five minutes from my front door (it actually takes me longer to put on my snow boots than it does to drive to the trailhead) and I have certainly taken advantage of it!  I have already gone several times and I absolutely love the fresh air up in the mountains.  I got up early yesterday (a day off from school for MLK Day) and spent several hours on the trail.  It was so quiet and peaceful.  In fact, the only other person I saw was a guy that I have seen on the trail before.  He recognized me and talked to me for a while and then eventually went ahead of me because he was a lot faster.  Ha ha!  It makes me so happy that I can be in the great outdoors doing things I love, like snowshoeing, in mere minutes!  I am also looking forward to hiking this trail in the spring and summer.

Monday, January 4, 2016

A Day Snowshoeing

I really love snowshoeing and last winter was so mild that I only got to go a couple of times.  This winter we definitely have enough snow and my brother-in-law Trent showed me a great place to go that is literally five minutes from my house (I plan on going a lot).
Last Saturday Trent, Kristine, the kiddos, and I snowshoed the Meuller Park Canyon Trail and it was so much fun!
What a great day!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Snowshoeing in Mill Creek Canyon

Saturday morning I drove up to Mill Creek Canyon for another snowshoeing adventure.  The conditions were not as great as I would have hoped (I need some new powder) but I really enjoyed being out in the fresh mountain air.
Even though there were lots of people skiing and sledding all around me, it was so peaceful.  I love that I can get away from everything in less than 30 minutes.  I live in a really beautiful place!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Snowshoeing at Soldier Hollow

Last winter I discovered a passion for snowshoeing and I went just about every weekend in January and February.  I have been sick for the past few weeks, so I haven't had a chance to go this year. Since yesterday was a day off from school, I decided to go and it felt so great to be outside and moving!
Snowshoeing is all about finding a rhythm and I picked it up again just like that!  I loved every minute!
I decided to go to Soldier Hollow, which is about an hour's drive up in the mountains, because it has lots of groomed trails to follow.  I wanted to test myself a little bit before going in the back country (Also, my favorite hole-in-the-wall diner, Chick's, is nearby in Heber City).  Soldier Hollow was the cross-country skiing venue for the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympics and it is a wonderful facility.  You can cross-country ski and snowshoe on lots of different trails and there are some great tubing hills with tow-ropes.
Last year I did the Olympic 5k trail all the time without difficulty.  This year I barely made it on the Little Buckaroo trail.  Apparently having a serious respiratory illness can affect your lung capacity!  Who knew?  Hopefully I will be back to normal soon!
It was a really fun day and it wasn't too cold or too crowded (especially since it was a holiday).  I'm looking forward to more snowshoeing excursions in the coming weeks.  If you would like to snowshoe at Soldier Hollow, go here for more information.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


This winter I decided that I wanted to try snowshoeing!  My family are outdoor enthusiasts so I knew I could find some snowshoes laying about.  Sure enough, my sister Kristine was able to find me a pair.  For my first adventure, I went to Mill Creek Canyon which is one of my favorite places.  It was an absolutely beautiful winter morning and, to my surprise, I thoroughly enjoyed snowshoeing!  It was so invigorating!
The following week, I drove to Soldier Hollow which was the cross country skiing venue for the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympics.  I actually went on the Olympic trail!  It took me over an hour but I still felt like an Olympian, nevertheless!  I also went off the trail for some epic powder and discovered that I preferred the powder to the groomed trails.
Next, I went to Tibble Fork Reservoir which is one of my favorite camping spots in the summer.  It was very interesting to see the reservoir frozen over.  I met some charming people here.  One man came up to me and complimented me on my hat and then I noticed that he was wearing the same hat in black!  Unfortunately, I learned that there had been an avalanche on the trail after I left.
I ventured to Donut Falls next.  It was another beautiful and invigorating winter morning!
Finally, I went to the Nordic Center at the Sundance Resort.  It was snowing and I had quite the adventure getting there.  A group of adorable little ladies were having a cross country skiing lesson while I was there so I was pretty much able to go off on my own through the powder.  It was so peaceful!
I certainly enjoyed all of my adventures snowshoeing this winter!  I am really happy that I decided to try it out and I look forward to many more enjoyable trips.
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