This year we went on the most hikes we ever have as a couple and as a family. I REALLY want to be a hiking family. I have been painfully pushing it for years. I am almost…oh so close…to being a hiking family. Reagan is getting better but still holding us back. And I need to be in better shape to do more physically demanding hikes on my own.
BUT we did hike our littles hearts out this season. Actually we never did it as a whole family once. But I took the girls on my own a lot and Tyler and I for date early nights/afternoons did lots of long hikes.
Only one made me cry and made it so Tyler had to coach me through it very similar to laboring 10 plus pound babies. Oh that was a hard hike to pull off.
Let me see if I can remember all the places we went.
You guys, by the way, Salt Lake City is the best city to live in.
Lake Blanche (this would be the one that made me cry, which is a hard thing to do. I can cry at the drop of the hat for SOMEONE ELSE. But cry because of something I am doing or going through? That doesn’t happen) Tyler loves when the hikes end with a lake.
Lake Mary, Martha, and Catherine. I tricked Tyler into doing the other two, and we saw a moose at the last one! I had just been up there with the young women one week earlier and the lake was already totally dry. So crazy, Tyler was sad we couldn’t bridge jump in.
Stewart Falls at Snowbird is a pretty one that you take a lift up to it and walk it back down. It is shaded, gorgeous, and downhill. Nicest hike ever!
Dog Lake in Millcreek Canyon. Why was this my first time in Millcreek canyon? It was so beautifully gorgeous and different than the other canyons.
We live in Daybreak and do some date nights where we walk around the whole lake. Sometimes we go sit by the water and watch a movie on the ipad. Finally we made it out on the kayaks on the lake.
Big Cottonwood Canyon wanderings. I don’t remember what hike I was TRYING to take them on but it ended up that I just gave up and let them play.
Dimple Dell, it is smack in the middle of Sandy. If you don’t have time to go in the canyons, do this one!
Nature Kids Trail in American Fork Canyon, and it ends in the perfect spot to roast S’Mores.
Yellow Fork Canyon is another one to go run to when you don’t have time to go up in the canyons. It is very easy and beautiful, lots of people ride horses there too.
Donut Falls, such an easy but fun hike to do!
Bridal Veil Falls in Provo is really TOO easy. I don’t know if I would do a drive just to do that hike. Plan some other stuff to do down there too.
Mirror Lake in Kamas is gorgeous, do the Fairy Forest while you are there too.
Battlecreek Falls in Pleasant Grove is a perfect one for kids, you will love this one as well.
If you go above Memory Grove park you can walk around and hike a bit, do some creek walking as well.
I took the girls to Mill Creek canyon to do some bird calling and leave some peanut butter and bird seed creations for the birds.
For the first time we got out of the car during the annual Alpine Loop drive and did a hike, I don’t know what trial we were on but it made the trip even better.
In Sugarhouse there is a beautiful (but in need of a good clean) trial behind Petco near the Sugarhouse library that we love to stroll along on.
We walk along Daybreak lake quite a few times a year, living in Daybreak is a great place to be. Such beautiful surroundings.
Lastly (well I hope not lastly I wanted to get some more in but it has gotten cold!) we went into Rose Canyon for a picnic and hike.