Utah 2012 – Hiking Down Peruvian Gulch

After a day in the city full of religion, sno-cones, food, beer tastings and more beer tastings, those extra calories meant we (ok, mostly me) needed a little bit of exercise and hiking seemed like just the thing. If only we had a good place to spend a day out in nature…

After a day in the city full of religion, sno-cones, food, beer tastings and more beer tastings, those extra calories meant we (ok, mostly me) needed a little bit of exercise and hiking seemed like just the thing. If only we had a good place to spend a day out in nature…

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Down Peruvian Gulch

Two days before, Wife and I rode down from the peak on the Peruvian Lift. To shake things up, we decided to ride up the lift. Once at the top, we forded a mighty river (as seen in the video below) and began our long and arduous journey down the mountain.

Choices

While the hikes were not clearly labeled, hikers and cross country skiers could easily follow the winter runs’ large and easy to read signs. At one point we were offered two routes, Chips Run (easy) and Blackjack (hard). Being the brave explorers we were, Wife and I decided to head down Blackjack (a black diamond) and take our chances!

After a while, wife grew bored of the wide trails and monotonous views of trees and the Snowbird village. I made the executive decision to take another trail that thankfully guided us toward different views, a lovely boulder to dine on and a tree full of discarded female unmentionables.

A few hours and pints of sweat later, we made it back to the hotel for a short nap. Once rested, Wife and I put on our bathing suits and spent some time cooling off at the pool while laughing at the quote of the day “I don’t know the rules of the pool, I’m on vacation,” spoken by a true drunken gentleman when he made is way into the swimming/exercise lane!

Up Next…Exploring the Caves of Timpanogos!

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