Weekend Adventures!

Hey Everyone!

I had a great weekend! Here’s what we were up to!

Friday

I didn’t get back from work until pretty late, but Frank and I immediately went out to Red Butte Canyon for some trail running (me) and mountain biking (him). I mostly ran along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail that runs from Provo to Ogden and is pretty much a 5 minute drive from my house. Frank stayed on his bike, but I managed to get in a few miles and a whole lot of vert!

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Not a bad view for right outside a major city!

After the run, we went home and made dinner and watched Louis CK skits. It was a pretty chill night.

Saturday

A while back, I saw an ad for the Ogden Climbing Festival at the climbing gym that we go to. They had a series of workshops, talks, free climbing, and a trail maintenance day. Of course I signed Frank and I up for the event. Saturday morning, we woke up early and went up to Ogden to help out some trail maintenance. Although we didn’t get a huge amount done due to weather, I did win a raffle for a pretty sweet rain jacket by a SLC based company.

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It was a beautiful view with some not so beautiful weather.

Frank and I hiked a little bit before the workshops along the Pine View Trail.

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At 1:00, I took a workshop called Traditional Gear Placement and Natural Anchors. I learned a great deal, but unfortunately it was cut short by some pretty bad lightening. I gotta say, being stuck on the side of a mountain during a thunderstorm is not at all ideal.

The storm passed, so Frank and I hiked along some trails behind the Red Butte Garden with our friend Areli. Afterwards we all went back to our place for spring rolls!

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Sunday

Frank and I woke up to a bit of a winter wonderland. I think Salt Lake was having it’s last (hopefully) go at winter. We took the opportunity to grab the snowshoes and go for a beautiful hike.

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SO MUCH SNOW!!!

In total, we did about 7 miles with over 3000 feet of elevation gain. Not too shabby!

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Beautiful views throughout the trail!

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The snow covered Lake Blanche was looking very beautiful.

That was pretty much our weekend! It’s never boring out here in Utah!

How was your weekend? Did you get outside at all?

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12 thoughts on “Weekend Adventures!

    • I know! It’s nuts. The hike up to Lake Blanche is only about 25 minutes, so not bad either. It’s really crazy how close all of the trails are here. I hope Paul has fun in CO. I love it out there! I can’t imagine there won’t be snow on the continental divide. The storm that hit us went east and the divide is pretty high up.

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  1. And the award for most active and outdoorsy weekend goes to….

    LOL. So glad you’re enjoying it there! Looks like you are really in your element!

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    • Haha! We were always very active and outdoorsy, but here in Utah, it’s so much easier. Access to trails is crazy and there are so many that you never have to do the same one twice (although some are so amazing that you do anyways).

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    • Utah is incredible. Southern Utah is where all the National Parks are (Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands, Arches, and Capitol Reef), so it’s really pretty down there too. Luckily the snow didn’t hit the valley too hard, so I got to go home and get out of it.

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    • The snow isn’t too bad as long as it stays in the mountains. I live in Salt Lake City, so usually the snow doesn’t get too thick down here.

      Awesome job on your long run. I’m gonna go for my first one since the injury this week.

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