Sunday, August 29, 2010

I think I am in love....

...with Utah.
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)






The dirt trails through the Aspens were my FAVORITE! I love those trees... and wildflowers everywhere just makes it that much better!
Beau was ahead of me and he would stop every once in a while and hide in the trees and throw stuff at me and jump out.... he thought he was pretty funny...








8 comments:

marian said...

That is absolutely GORGEOUS and 30 miles is CRAZY!

Me and Jedd! said...

yay! I am so glad that you went mt biking! and I love what you said about utah and home being beautiful. i love that even when we have been in places all around the world we can still say that the most beautiful sights we have seen are at home. I hope you guys are doing great! let's play soon!

Jason, Ivy and baby Jacie said...

Ah Rosie you are my hero! 30 miles is crazy amazing and it did all look beautiful! Hopefully your bum feels better soon :o)

Aria said...

What the... You're crazy girl! I barely made it 3 miles to school and back. I have so much respect for you. Utah is pretty gorgeous though! I'm glad you were able to do everything, so hardcore.

Robyn said...

I didn't realize it was your first time mtn biking. Ha ha. I'm glad you went and that you enjoyed it. I agree it's such a pretty area.

So we'll miss you guys tonight, we haven't found any other Ute fans to watch football games with.

HigginbothamHaven said...

I LOVE you guys - Carpe Diem! P.S. Where was Max (being a wimp?)

anne.elizabeth said...

I'm falling in love also. Sigh, we may never get out of here...

:)

brooke & chad coon said...

look at you! that's awesome. i agree, i looove utah! it's so pretty. come down to cedar city and see how pretty it is down here... seriously. we wouldn't mind some familiar faces.