Mirror Lake Scenic Byway – Utah

September 2019 A spur of the moment trip to take in some fall colors, had Kimberly and I heading to Evanston, Wyoming. This trip was short, Friday afternoon through Sunday evening. I didn’t have time to do much planning, which was fine, considering my main objective was to have a relaxing time. Because we had … Continue reading Mirror Lake Scenic Byway – Utah

San Diego, California

July 2019 San Diego in July? In regards to being overcrowded in July, many people question if they should consider vacationing in San Diego. It’s a popular month in this amazing locale. Let me give you some reasons to visit in July. The weather is much better than in June. There is less chance of … Continue reading San Diego, California

Kanab, Utah

March 2019 A New Adventure Awaits I have lived in Utah for over 30 years and have hardly heard anything about Kanab. More popular tourist attractions like Zions National Park, Arches National Park, and Bryce Canyon are discussed more frequently. Since I have been to the aforementioned places more than once, I thought it was … Continue reading Kanab, Utah

Park City, Utah

Red Pine Adventures June 2018 & January 2019 Park City is one of our favorite local destinations here in Utah. With it’s beautiful scenery, snow skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, mountain biking, river rafting, many fine restaurants and bars, and so much more; it’s a great place for a weekend getaway. A lot has changed in Utah … Continue reading Park City, Utah

Bells Canyon to Lower Waterfall Hike

September 2015 Sandy, Utah DISTANCE: 5 Miles RT (Round-Trip) ELEVATION GAIN: 1,500 feet ROUTE TYPE: Out and Back HIKING TIME: Allow 3-5 hours FEATURES: the lower reservoir, beautiful plant life, fish and animals, and the lower waterfall OVERVIEW: Bells Canyon Trail to the Lower Falls is a 5 mile moderately trafficked, out and back trail, … Continue reading Bells Canyon to Lower Waterfall Hike

Grotto Trail Hike

May 2014 Payson, Utah One of the most popular hiking trails located off of the Nebo Loop in Utah County, and often referred to as Grotto Falls, offers the shortest distance between the beginning of the trail to your waterfall destination. Distance out and back is approximately 0.6 miles, this is the reason why this … Continue reading Grotto Trail Hike

Mesquite, Nevada

October 2018 Elbow Canyon Since it is illegal to gamble in Utah, numerous Utahan’s cross into Nevada for purposes of gambling. From our home in central Utah, we are approximately 4 hours from Mesquite, Nevada. Interstate 15 will lead you to and through St. George, Utah. Like most cities in Utah, this city has a … Continue reading Mesquite, Nevada

Silver Lake Hike

August 2014 American Fork Canyon, Utah Silver Lake Hike up American Fork Canyon, is not to be confused with Silver Lake Loop Trail up Big Cottonwood Canyon. There are HUGE differences between the two lakes. Please make certain that you know which hike/walk you are wanting to complete before you arrive. You will need to … Continue reading Silver Lake Hike