South Skyline Trail - Windsurfer Beach Trailhead

The trailhead is at Pineview Reservoir and the trail starts across the street. 

The trail is good trail running and mountain biking because of it's easy gradual climbing and not a lot of rocks. 

This trail is an alternate and longer option to Lewis Peak. It's 9 miles to Lewis as opposed to 5 from the North Ogden Divide. 

 

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Trailhead has bathrooms

Dogs are OK

 

Green Pond Loop

Plan for an easily runnable or mountain bikeable 5 mile loop. The trail head is right on the road and there is a small parking lot. The trail will start on the other side of the road. Check out the pictures below of the trailhead. 

Green Pond isn't even the coolest part of the trail. It's the glorious singletrack and the variety of trees that I liked the most. Along the trail, you'll see a signed titled- "Picnic Area". Check that out for an even larger pond! It's only maybe a 20 yard diversion. 

5 mile loop

622 feet of gain

Dogs are allowed on leash

Beware of MOOSE

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Sardine Peak Loop

Sardine Peak Loop is a magnificent loop that starts at Snowbasin Ski Resort. Check the maps provided for trailhead location. It's a very runnable trail with a steady climb to the top and a descent that you can bomb down. It's popular with mountain bikers, hikers, trail runners, and MOOSE. 

Go there on a Sunday during the summer and get a beer at the Blue and Brews Fest that happens every Sunday at Snowbasin. 

Mt Ogden Summit Adventures

Yesterday, Teller and I made our way to Mt Ogden. We took the Malans Basin route. That's when you go to Malans Peak and keep going on the trail around the bend. You'll end up at a plaque talking about how a hotel used to be in that area. Crazy. Well, keep your eye out for a trail that goes the valley with Mt. Ogden in the distance. There's still a lot of snow and that snow was frozen solid and hard to get up! I knew I wouldn't be able to get down. 

We made it to the summit and then we were totally engulfed in clouds! I wasn't too worried at that point and went down the ridge to find the Beus trail to take down. Between all the snow and clouds, I didn't know where the heck I was. I did know I was heading down in the direction of the city. It was a long and painful bushwhack down. :( 

Corona Arch in Moab!

Our plans were to only visit Little Wildhorse Canyon and Goblin Valley State Park, but our little Tellerdog has been having these hives breakout. We thought it was from his new food or something so we had to make a detour to Moab to go to the pet store for some grainfree food. We usually buy the Blue Buffalo stuff that wasn't the grain-free version. Since we were in Moab and I was sick of driving, we decided to hang out for the night. It was gorgeous weather! Corona Arch here we come. I made a video and shot some pics. 

 

Antelope Island Storm! Video and Photos

We went over to Antelope Island to walk the dogs and try and catch a sunset. We parked at the White Rock Campground and headed out southward for a mile or so and I set up some camera gear. I filmed some stuff and had a timelapse going. Then the clouds over the lake started to look menacing like a funnel cloud was forming. I stopped my timelapse because I had it facing away from the sweet clouds and started snapping some photos and video of this storm cell. It was really cool. Check out the videos and photos below. :)