Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Owl City, Snowy Hikes, and Sunrises

I don't know how I forgot to mention that Scott and I went to an Owl City concert the week before Lake Powell! I found out that they were coming to Utah several months ago and as soon as I knew that I would be in town the day of the concert I bought tickets for Scott and I to go!

The concert was so great! It was a hot day and we were surrounded by many people, but we had a great time! Mat Kearney even opened for Owl City! He was a great singer and performer! Then Owl City was great! This was my third time seeing Owl City in concert, but my first time with Scott! :D Then afterwards we got slurpees together - a concert tradition that Scott shared with me :) It was an amazing night!

So, I would consider myself a pretty adventurous girl. I am pretty much open for anything - but at the same time I can tend to be a bit lazy... Scott has helped me to get out in the world and enjoy beautiful nature with healthy physical activity, haha. I previously blogged about hiking Stewart Falls but since then we have been on several more hikes.

On July 25th Scott didn't have any classes for Pioneer Day Weekend so we took advantage of the day off to take a hike up at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort. I had never been up there before - it was so beautiful up the canyon! The hike was a bit intense at parts, and I felt like my legs were still a bit tired from my previous week at Lake Powell. So we took many breaks and enjoyed the scenery. And Scott was the camera man for the day again.

There were several parts of the trail that were still covered in several feet of snow. In JULY! Craziness... But we made it all the way to the top of the mountain at Hidden Peak. It was difficult, but very rewarding! We got to the top right before a tram tour did and so we rested and then were able to catch a ride back down on the tram which we were VERY grateful for! Going UP the mountain is what really counts, right? :)

Then that Friday my roommate Ashley and her Fiance Mark were flying to New Jersey to spend time with his family before their wedding on August 13th. So Scott went with me to drive them to the airport at 4:30 am to catch their flight. On our way back we decided to make the most of our time up in Salt Lake so early and take a hike to see the sun rise. We went back up the canyon and drove past Snowbird and Alta resorts and took a gorgeous little hike to Cecret/Secret Lake.

The hike had a little snow like Snowbird did, as well as some rocky portions, but we made it easily and got to the lake just a little before the sun rose over the mountains. It was beautiful! We took lots of pictures and enjoyed the gorgeous mountain morning before hiking back to the car and getting Scott back to Provo for class. And then we each took 3 hour naps while the other was at work. Sleep is great - but only when there's nothing else better to do :)


Anonymous said...

Hikes are awesome...have I ever mentioned that I climbed Half Dome when I was 18? lol :)

Wade said...

Oh, to be young again! Have a great day okay. Blog more!