Wasatch National Forest Ponds on the Lake Blanche Trail, Salt Lake City, UT - a breathtaking hike I did while visiting great friends of mine. Utah has some of the most beautiful views around and has nuzzled its way into my heart.
ℹ️ Lake Blanche is a classic hiking destination in the Twin Peaks Wilderness Area. You'll find the trailhead up Big Cottonwood Canyon at the Mill B South Fork trailhead, at the bottom of the S-curve.
The trail meanders through the shade of scrub oak and aspen trees, and opens up intermittently where you can get views of the opposing quartzite mountains as well as Great Salt Lake.
Open areas can get wicked hot during summer afternoons--best to hike it first thing in the morning. Bring plenty of water as the steep trail will keep you sweating constantly.
The dramatic views near the lake of the Salt Lake Valley and the lake itself are iconic landscapes in Utah's Wasatch mountain range.
Sundial Peak rises above the lake. Two other small lakes (Florence and Lillian) are found in the area and can be visited by hiking short, signed spur trails.
Lake Blanche Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October.
Out & Back
Source: AllTrails.com and Utah.com
Photo by: Me via iPhone6s
Date: July 22, 2016
Route: Miami, FL -> Salt Lake City, UT
#nycbtaeducationday2017 is in the books! 📖 Thank you @coach for hosting and to all our sponsors and presenters for helping to make the day a real success! Look out for upcoming details for our holiday party on November 28th ❄️
Off the Mississippi River in southwest Tennessee there’s a favorite little city of mine called 🎶 Memphis 🎶. If you go for a visit, in my opinion, the most influential & authentic part is downtown or midtown. I used to live right off the trolley tracks on South Main St, two blocks east of the MS river. This beautiful snapshot of the sunset was taken from my favorite place for an evening run. The people you meet in Memphis are genuine, food is spectacular & it’s known for the influential strains of blues, soul and rock 'n' roll that originated there. Elvis Presley, B.B. King & Johnny Cash recorded albums at the legendary Sun Studio, and Presley’s Graceland mansion is a popular attraction. Other music landmarks include the Rock 'n' Soul Museum, Blues Hall of Fame and Stax Museum of American Soul Music.
Stay: The Peabody or The Madison are my two favorite places. Peabody offers an elegant lobby & marching ducks twice a day from their “penthouse” down to the lobby fountain that has the most beautiful floral arrangements. The Madison offers quite a view from the rooftop where you can grab cocktails, listen to music and watch the sun set over the MS River.
Eats: Rizzo’s, Flight, Felicia Suzanne’s, The Majestic, Aldo’s, Local Gastropub
Nightlife: Definitely, hands down is The Silly Goose, Blind Bear or the rooftop at The Madison. Beale street is full of live music, drinks and wild people watching.
Photo by: Me via iPhone5s
Date: November 18, 2011
Route: Home base for a bit
Fun night was had by all at my Sunday supper cooking class! We made pumpkin risotto, chicken saltimbocca, broccoli rabe sautéed in olive oil and garlic and pumpkin biscotti! Our antipasto was Italian cheeses, olives and red onion jam, all brought back from Italy! Stay tuned for info on my November class! #homecooking#italiancooking#pumpkineverything#cookingclass#groupcooking