Category Archives: Utah

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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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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