Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Backpacking the Ashdown Gorge via Rattlesnake Creek

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Backpacking the Ashdown Gorge via Rattlesnake Creek
The Ashdown Gorge is located on the boundary line of Cedar Breaks National Monument, and lies withing the Ashdown Gorge Wilderness near Cedar City, Utah. The trail starts by following the Rattlesnake Creek Trail at 10,500 ft, and eventually drops into the gorge descending a total of 4,100 ft. This route is best done point-to-point, with 1 over night backpacking. You can definitely do this in one day, but to really experience the canyon and take your time, backpacking this trail is perfect.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Hiking to the Jardine Juniper Tree, Logan Canyon

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Hiking to the Jardine Juniper Tree, Logan Canyon
The Jardine Juniper Tree is location in Logan Canyon, Utah, and is 1,500 years old! It is close to 40 feet tall, and 23.6 ft in circumference. The Jardine Juniper was discovered in 1923 by Maurice Linford, who was a student at Utah State (then called Utah State Agricultural College), and the tree was named after the former US Secretary of Agricultur William Marion Jardine.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Hiking from Heugh's Canyon to Olympus Cove

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Hiking from Heugh's Canyon to Olympus Cove, Bonneville Shoreline Trail, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
 Heugh's Canyon to Olympus Cove follows one of the newest sections of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST). It's a 5 mile point-to-point trail great for dogs and trail runs. There are a few sections with sheer drop offs, and for that reason, I don't recommend little kids. The views along this route offer amazing views of the SLC valley, as well as Mt. Olympus high above to the East. There is only a handful of shady spots and no water source, so you'll definitley want to start early in the morning (or late evening) to beat the heat. There are several nice rocky outcroppings that would be perfect to watch sunset from as well. This route requires a car shuttle - one at each trailhead if you plan to hike this point-to-point. 

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Hiking the Cassidy Trail in Red Canyon

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Hiking the Butch Cassidy Trail, Red Canyon near Bryce Canyon National Park
Red Canyon is located off HWY 12 near Bryce Canyon National Park, which compared to it's famous neighbor, sees half the visitors. And for good reason - there's no national park name attached it, and many people do not realize how many trails are in the canyon. In particular, the Cassidy Trail, is one of the best in the canyon. No fees, dog friendly, shade, and amazing views all located in the Dixie National Forest - does it get any better?