A Day in Moab - Utah

Sunrise in Canyonlands at Mesa Arch then we drove to Potash Road to start the Portal Overlook Trail. 1.5 miles up to a viewpoint. That trail starts at Jaycee Picnic and Campground area. Then we finished off with a hike to Fisher Towers. 

A Day in the MTNS || Meet the Achters

Meet Jeremy and Jackie Achter--local Ogden mountain runners. These two lovebirds love mountain culture and Ogden's trail running scene wouldn't be the same without them. Music: Hyde - Acoustic Folk Instrumental Puddle of Infinity - You and Old Know Love Equipment: Sony a6300 DJI Mavic Pro RODE Go mic EVO Rage gimbal

Spiral Jetty

Built in 1970 as an art project by Robert Smithson. Once you get past the visitor center, the road turns to dirt. It's well maintained and any car can make it! Follow the signs to the Spiral Jetty and have a good time!

There's no bathrooms at the jetty so be sure to stop at the visitor center before. 

 

Bryce Canyon Pics *Not inside National Park*

We had the dogs so we drove through the forest and went to the canyon just outside park boundaries. Still beautiful and worth it because our dogs got to run around. 

 

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. :(