I keep telling Stephen over and over how beautiful Utah is. I think I have seen more beautiful views and sites here in Utah than I have in Europe and South America and thats just in the past few weeks! The weather is amazing and the landscape is really breathtaking. And the activities that allow you to see these amazing sites are fun too!
But anyway... yesterday was one of those moments.
It was my first time ever mountain biking and Stephen took me on a 30 mile ride... (yes my bum is reallllly sore) Everyone on the trail thought it was amazing that I was doing this for my first time and that their wives would have killed them if they had brought them.
The ride had some pretty technical parts (parts Stephen and Beau had to walk down and other advanced riders) but I am proud to say that I did not kill myself! The only time I got scrapped up was from just going so slow that I kind of tipped over. ((It was hard looking at the amazing beauty and focus on riding.)) I am glad Stephen and our buddy Beau waited for me as I took my time.
We rode the Wasatch Crest Trail. Which is at 10,000 feet. You can see everything. Behind you is Park City and in front of you Snowbird and Milcreek canyon. I don't think I saw any peaks higher than where I was riding.
It was amazing and I loved it even though my hands and bum are super sore.
I was told that basically any other mountain biking I do will be disappointing because the Wasatch Trail is that beautiful but oh well.
Here are some photos (click on them to see better)...
At the top of the climb.... (oh by the way we did the hardest/steepest part early in the morning in a big thunderstorm going against hale and with lightening at our feet)