Monday, May 4, 2009

My favorite Running Trails in photographs....

Above is the point on the trail where I cut down on my way back to the house after a " short' run, to rejoin the road.

Looking South, this is the uphill part of the trail that has the best view and is the least muddy when it rains.
The same part of the trail looking North towards the Alpine Mountains.

High Country Road that I go up to reach the trailhead. The trail is to the right of the road at this point.

A view looking Northwest from the trail at the mid point.

So here is Mount Timpanogos which is great fun to climb in the summertime after most of the snow has melted on the lower trails. The mountain is about 12,000 feet and takes about 4 1/2 hours to climb from the Aspen Trailhead. Alternatively you can run it in about 2 1/2 hours with a few rest breaks along the way. It is beautiful this time of the year with clear blue skies in the background.

I wanted to take a shot of the Spring flowers in front of American Heritage School where Brianna goes to school. It is a private school in NorthEast American Fork about a mile from our home. the Alpine Mountains are clearly visible in the background. This is a beautiful place to live.

This is the scene from the trail on the East bench of Cedar Hills. This is where I live to train. This is where I find my soul in the clear air where few runners go. There is a two mile climb up Bear Canyon Road after crossing the Canyon Road. It is a hard climb but great to strengthen your legs for a marathon. This view looks West with Utah Lake in the distance.

Another view from the trail looking South West with Utah Lake in the background.

I didn't want to devote a blog page to this so here it is mixed in with running. The rolls that I made FROM SCRATCH the other week to take to the Larsens for dinner. Quite delicious even if I say so myself !

1 comment:

Jill said...

Those are amazing pictures; you are blessed to live in such a gorgeous place!! And fortunate to have such great trails! I will know where you are running now when you tell me about your runs. And yummy on the rolls!! I can't bake or cook to save my life. Ha! Thanks for sharing!!