Wednesday, July 28, 2010


HIKERS: Jamie & Kim
WEATHER: 60's- 70's, overcast
SUMMIT TIME: 2 hours
RT TIME: 4 1/2 hours

View of Manti

KIM'S NOTES: Jamie and I have not had the driving force of Amy behind us this summer. She is out with an injury and we really miss her pushing us to do some serious hikes. We finally got the gumption to summit Bald Mountain. It was WAY longer than I remembered, but we finally made it.
This time, however, we hiked down the back side and ended up going down the Backbone to the main canyon. We hadn't set up a shuttle car, so that walk added 45 minutes to the ordeal. Our feet were burning, but we accomplished our goal! Yay us!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


RIVER RUNNERS: Amy, Kristi & Kim
WEATHER: 80, partly cloudy
BIKING TIME: 55 min.
RIVER TIME: 1 hour, 10 min.
KIM'S NOTES: I had such a great time on Saturday I wanted to do it again, so Amy and I packed up Kristi and off we went. We had a nice ride up the canyon (the temps were still in the 70's for the ride) and then we all had a clean run down the river (no one swam). The water was a bit lower than Saturday. I think they are shutting it down while all the farmers cut their hay.
Lunch at the Big Rock Cafe at the BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN was a great way to end our trip. (What is it about water sports that make you starving?) All, in all, a perfect girls day out!

Saturday, July 24, 2010


WEATHER: 95 f, hot and sunny
TIME: 50 minutes on bike trail, 1 hour 20 minutes on river

KIM'S NOTES: This is such a fun river for me. I know it very well, it is an adventure without being too scary. Cory and I rode our bikes up the 6-mile bike trail that follows the river to Big Rock Candy Mountain where we had left our boats hidden in the bushes. We left our bikes and floated the river. The water is fairly warm this time of year and it was a good, clean run for us both. I highly recommend it!

Friday, July 16, 2010


HIKERS: Kim & Jamie
WEATHER: 54 f, clear and sunny
RT TIME: 1 hour

KIM'S NOTES: I have decided this is the new name for the Backbone. We hike up through the oak brush along a steep trail that is a great workout. The issue, however, is that it is predominately private land and the people who own it are full-on rednecks. They have put together the biggest collection of old campers and trailers and motor homes west of the Mississippi and have them strategically placed all the way up the mountain. We just noticed this morning that they have put some 'lots' up for sale, so if you are in the market for a place to park your trash, this is your lucky day!

Monday, July 12, 2010


HIKERS: Kim & Jamie
WEATHER: 55 f, sunny & clear
SUMMIT TIME: 19 minutes
RT TIME: 34 minutes (+ 8 more back up to get my jacket :)
KIM'S NOTES: This is our first official hike up S mountain. It is a short, but STEEP hike and gave us a great workout. We got all the way back to the car and I realized I had left my jacket about 1/2 way up, so we did the trail again. OOPS! My legs are feeling it now. We really miss Amy and hope she gets better soon!

Friday, July 9, 2010


HIKERS: Kim & Jamie
WEATHER: 52 F, sunny and clear

KIM'S NOTES: We have been on hiatus for a few weeks. Lots going on for everyone, so today some of us were back to it. We hiked the main canyon road today because there was a man just starting New Canyon and we didn't want to follow him the whole time. We hiked to the cattle guard at the Forest Service Boundary. It was a beautiful morning.