Monthly Archives: October 2012

Gonna be our warmest Halloween in years – expecting almost 70 degrees today!

Too bad it’s also month-end and I most likely will be working late.  Argh!  Wishing no tricks – only treats – for my East Coast family & friends (return of electricity, subways & trains after Hurricane Sandy) 🙂

Halloween Ro!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even the best of us high-energy folks keep items on our ‘to do’ list far too long.  For me, my hated ‘to do’s’ include: dusting, ironing, scrubbing the shower (& shower door), scrubbing toilets…and hanging pictures.

After changing 7 – yes 7 – light bulbs (another procrastication), I finally hung 2 new pieces of art received for my baptism (August 11th) & birthday (August 21st).  Thanks again to my friend Dawn and girls, Ash & Michaela.

LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing these on my walls!

‘Night Sky over Louisville’

enlarged/framed Long Lake print (hike #15)

 

 

My friend Kimberly chose Millcreek Canyon – no more than 15 minutes from Salt Lake.

This week’s hike was sandwiched between baptisms at Salt Lake Temple and ‘Luz de las Naciones: Sus Promesas’ (cultural event) at the Convention Center.  Non stop, jam-packed weekend plans!

Desolation Trail to Salt Lake Overlook (Overlook Trail, Trail 019)-(4.8 miles round trip). Trail is accessed from the Desolation trailhead located just east of Millcreek Inn on the south side of the canyon. This a moderately strenuous hike that leads to a fantastic view of the Salt Lake Valley. The Overlook Trail is also a popular snowshoe trail in winter.

Lucky for me there was plenty of snow (’cause I LOVE SNOW)!  Snow has a way of transforming even ordinary hikes into uber scenic panoramas.  Warming afternoon temps caused heavy snowfall melt from the canyon’s tall pine branches – creating steady droplets against the stunning white backdrop & piercing sun.  Beautiful hike day!

Church on Sunday, then a quick drive to ‘This is the Place’ Heritage Park before my return flight to Colorado.

Go big or go home, zero regrets!  Taking in all of life’s moments.

 

(p.s. Many many thanks to Kimberly’s Aunt Carma & Uncle Don for lodging & guest room accommodations.)

 

Millcreek Canyon (snowmelt clip)

 

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