Take a road trip to Twelve-Mile (Bishop Creek) Hot Springs

Take a road trip to Twelve-Mile (Bishop Creek) Hot Springs

Feeling hibernated, we decided we needed to take a road trip to Nevada. We were itching to get out of Utah and discover a place we haven’t visited yet.  Some place that we never went where we can take a hike with our baby boy Pasha and 11-year-old daughter Liliana. Aha! I said to my husband, looking at Travel Nevada Site, “we should go to 12 Mile (Bishop Creek) Hot Springs”. There is nothing like sitting in the warm hug of…

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Yurt Camping: Leave your tent at home!

Yurt Camping: Leave your tent at home!

Imagine this: Fall is in the air in Utah! The temperatures are dropping.  Foliage is at peak. I looked at my handsome husband Carlos, “Look, the leaves are turning color; red, orange, and yellow. I don’t want to blink and miss the fall.” So I headed to recreation camping site where you can reserve Carter Military Trail Yurt for camping. We left Saturday morning and drove 4 hours to Ashley National Forest near Vernal from Salt Lake City. The drive was…

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Hiking to Shadow Lake via Guardsman Pass

Hiking to Shadow Lake via Guardsman Pass

My husband Carlos says to me, this is not “pregnancy friendly nor kid friendly hike.” As we are descending the steep hill, and I almost slid from the rock. I think to myself, it is good thing Liliana is not hiking with us today. I looked at him with devilish grin and reminded him that this is a new trail we are checking out to hike with the dogs. There are many trails that you can hike when you begin at…

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Hike to Faux Falls

Hike to Faux Falls

We wanted to do a short hike before we headed back to Salt Lake City so we asked a local in Moab and they pointed us to Faux Falls. How did Faux Falls got it’s name?  The waterfall looks like it is coming right out of the desert rock but it is actually a man-made waterfall build by diverting a water source with pipes. Liliana, Masha and Lucy enjoyed getting soaked.  The water is not deep and can go up…

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Visit Most Photographed Arch in the Park!

Visit Most Photographed Arch in the Park!

What drew me to Utah was imagining an adventure that I can have. Bagging the peaks, snowboarding and visiting the five national parks was all part of it. We headed to Arches National Park to hike Delicate Arch. Traveler writer Charlie Kulander says seeing Delicate Arch is like seeing the “Mona Lisa” at the Louvre; “it’s great to behold—and there are so many more arches to discover.” Delicate Arch is so famous that it is even on Utah’s license place. Distance:…

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Hiking to Wall Lake in Uintas Mountains

Hiking to Wall Lake in Uintas Mountains

Every summer, everyone asks themselves or others where can we go to escape the heat from the valley? Of course, I thought to myself, Uintas. I reminded Carlos we haven’t been to Uintas this summer so we decided to explore before the snow falls. The weather was perfect. You can smell fall in the air due to a chilly breeze and I thought I even smelled pumpkin spice. Uintas has so many lakes which any dog can enjoy dipping their paws…

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Hiking to “Y”

Hiking to “Y”

Living on the east coast, I never saw any hillside letters. Park City, Utah is where I saw my first hillside letters PC. Every time I took a road trip, I always looked out my window searching for the letters in every town that I went. I spoke to a Utahan to learn more about them. The letters on the mountains are also known as mountain monograms which are typically created by school or towns as a symbol of pride. Who…

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Rattlesnake Gulch via Mill Creek Canyon

Rattlesnake Gulch via Mill Creek Canyon

Rattlesnake Gulch in Mill Creek Canyon is one of the closest canyons near our home. It takes approximately 10 minutes to get there. Many bikers, hikers with children, and dogs enjoy this hike due to the many panoramic views of the canyon and the Salt Lake valley. Distance: 3.8 miles roundtrip. Walking time: 2 hours. Elevation: About 700ft. Vicinity: Mill Creek Canyon. Trail: Easy/Moderate, well-marked trail. Dog-friendly: Yes, dogs can be off leash on odd days, and must be leashed…

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