Monthly Archives: November 2011

11-15-2011 Burr’s Lane (30.4 miles, 3153′ gain)

Went up Emigration Canyon again today, taking a slightly longer and steeper route up North Burr’s Lane. And by steeper I mean the road gains 1000 feet in 2.5 miles! That’s a 9% grade, which I’ve decided is my absolute … Continue reading

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Utah History guest post

Your blog host is delighted to pass the torch over to Louis for a turn. The man can write a mean paragraph! After a brief discussion in the car about Utah’s somewhat unique history, Maggie requested a guest post, and … Continue reading

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11-14-2011 Cottonwood Canyon and Jordan River Trail (25 miles)

Today I got two expeditions for the price of one! The first was a short hike in Cottonwood Canyon. The trailhead starts at 7400 feet above sea level, so there was quite a lot of snow (which unfortunately became slushy … Continue reading

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11-12-2011 Salt Lake City, UT

Our plans for today were stymied. But, they say life happens when you’re making other plans, so I wasn’t too worried. We wanted to go to the Natural History Museum, but it was closed, and did not advertise that tiny … Continue reading

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10-08-11 Great Sand Dunes National Park, Part 1

Be ye forewarned: The next series of posts are out of order! So much for continuity. But it’ll be worth it, trust me. So I left off in Taos Junction, New Mexico. The morning of the 8th of October was … Continue reading

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2011 Road Trip recap (#1)

I have received puzzled questions from friends and family alike, wondering where we are, where we have been, and are we really moving to Colorado? So, here’s a little recap of our cross-country meandering, to date. In the form of … Continue reading

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11-10-2011 Emigration Canyon, SLC, UT (27.6 miles, 2031′ gain)

I woke up at 8:00, which is reasonable, but still much later than I’d really prefer. Even so, a truly awesome day was ahead! We are staying at a Howard Johnson hotel right in downtown Salt Lake City. It’s a … Continue reading

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11-08-11 Rattlesnake Dr, Missoula, MT (32.4 miles, 591′ gain)

The plan was to bike down 93 to Lolo, Montana, the town just South of Missoula. I’d biked part way there earlier, to get to the Blue Mountain trailhead, so I figured it would be bikeable. I was excited to … Continue reading

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11-3-11 Blue Mountain (20 miles 3240′ gain) Missoula, Montana

I finally got out of my rut of sleeping late, and was able to get in a 20 mile hike! It took 8 hours and 15 minutes, plus about 30 minutes of biking to the trailhead and back. When I … Continue reading

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10-28-11 Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

This post is heavy on the science, mainly because I felt the need to say something other than “We saw pretty things! Here they are!” So if that is not your cup of tea, feel free to let your eyes … Continue reading

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