Adam's Canyon

06/24/10 11:42

An unimpressive trailhead leads to a pretty canyon with nice water features and cascades. There is a waterfall we didn't see, as we stopped before the final stream crossing and the steep, faint path that leads up to it. I just didn't have enough energy left for that final push. Maybe we'll go back and see it some day.

 

We visited Adam's Canyon mainly because we're trying to check off as many of the 'medium' difficulty hikes as we can in our guide, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City, before moving on to the 'difficult hikes'. We got a late start because Dixie had an interview in the morning and I ended up pushing myself a little harder than my body was willing to deal with which gave me some killer nausia . . . of course, the tomato and avocado sandwich I had for lunch wasn't exactly the perfect hiking fuel.

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The unmarked trailhead off a frontage road.

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos
My niece and nephew.

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos
It was nice to get off the sunny first section of the trail and into the woods.

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos
I just really liked this rock texture.

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos
There she is. I'm so grateful for my wife. I don't think I could take this project on without her.

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos
Heading back to the parking lot you get an unobstructed view of Antelope Island.

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos

Timpanogos Cave Trail Utah Photos
Love the wildflowers.

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This would be a great fitness hike for locals (and we saw a lot of people on the trail doing just that), but I'm not sure it is worth the drive to the Kaysville area for us American Fork folks, unless I come back just to see that waterfall I missed.

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