On the saddle of Grandeur Peak: Me, Geof, Rina, Rob and Lucy doin' it SLC Jumper-style
Terry, Geof and Ben, hiking up the road to the Cardiff Pass trailhead
This was my first time snowshoeing and I was pumped when Ben suggested we do it. Rob outfitted Geof and I with proper avalanche safety equipment (including shovels and the beeper thingy you're supposed to wear in case you get stuck in an avalanche, which I am modeling below...):
The next day, R & R took us on a hike up Grandeur Peak. It was overcast and a little cool, but still warm enough to leave the jackets in our packs most of the time. It was a really pretty hike with tough footing in some places, and after some jumper photos at the top of the saddle, we headed back down and I could hardly resist the urge to pick up the pace and turn it into a run. It felt so good! Makes me wanna run the Wasatch 100 some day...
I love how much stuff there is to do out there, and that everyday can be something a little different. It felt great to get some fresh, lower-oxygen-content, air to get the red blood cells working overtime and the heart pumping faster. Make sure to check out Coffee Garden at 9th and 9th if you're ever in SLC...the best vanilla lattes. And, if you're looking for something a little different and a lot healthy, stop by Oasis Cafe for some delicious eats. We were there during Earth Hour and they turned out all the lights and lit the main dining area with candles. Two thumbs up.
It's nice to return from a vacation not feeling lumpy. I feel revitalized, and my legs feel really good...almost good enough to let them go for a run!
So does wearing my Atayne CHUG shirt at 10,500 the highest elevation for an Atayne shirt so far?? Hmmmm...