On Sunday, josh and I made it a goal to find snow somewhere in the mountains. Also I bought this beanie at H&M for $10 and it has been the single best purchase of my life. It is as thick as a pillow and super warm. So.
Sunday, Salt Lake City was caught in a deluge of rain that would not relent. At higher elevations, however, it was actually snowing quite a lot. I couldn’t stay inside all day and convinced a friend to go hiking with me in the snow. He sort of tried to bail, but I laid on the peer pressure and we started making our way to the trailhead. When I got to Big Cottonwood Canyon, the marquée said that Guardsman Pass was closed due too much snow. My friend was meeting me from his home in Park City and needed to take Guardsman Pass to get to the trailhead, so we had to audible. I turned around and headed to Park City via i80 and Eric looked for a different mountain to climb. Eventually, we started our hike up Iron Mountain. It was my first time truly hiking in the snow. We didn’t know what to expect, but quickly found ourselves walking in over a foot of powder in some places. It might sound crazy, but I never got cold on this hike. It was 29 degrees and I had dressed pretty light, but I felt amazing. The serenity of this hike was like no other. There were no people on the mountain. Everyone was inside because of the weather, but in my eyes, conditions were prime. Hiking in the snow was surprisingly easy and gentle on the joints. We hiked for several hours and at one point, we got to see the sky for the first time in almost 48 hours near the top of Iron Mountain. This is that moment. On our way down, we heard a bull elk bugling nearby. That was pretty crazy. Utah seems to deliver new experiences every single day. Never did I imagine life would be this great after moving to Utah. I can’t wait to see what the rest of Autumn and Winter has in store for me. Stay tuned... •
I like it out here. By myself. No one to answer to. I can talk. I can shut my mouth. I can stand and I can sit. Move and not move. Mostly, though, I like that I can practice my mail order catalog poses. Eat your heart out, JCPenney.
Navigating through the canyons in "red light mode". On a starry night, this headlamp mode is your best friend. Red light doesn't shrink your pupils like white light does so it allows you to see the Milky Way without falling off a cliff 🙏🏽
Mount Timpanogos after a foot of snow from this early fall storm. Greens and whites provide amazing contrast. It was quiet warm I'm sure most of the snow will be gone in the next few days. This valley will very soon be full of yellows.
Across these ancient paths we ride
We feel a sorrow deep inside
Reclaim the fire in our minds
And raise our fists against the sky .
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What: HRC Utah: Will & Grace Premiere Party
Where: Sun Trapp 102 S 600 W, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 When: Thursday, September 28 at 6 PM - 10 PM Details: Join HRC and NBC for an official premiere watching event for the historic return of Will & Grace! Guests will receive a commemorative Will & Grace gift while supplies last. $10 suggested donation (includes an HRC membership or membership renewal.) This event is for guests 21 and over.
What: Culture Bytes: Creative Engagement with Marginalized Communities
Where: SLC ARTS HUB 663 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, Utah 84104
When: Wednesday, September 27 at 12 PM - 3 PM Details: The arts and humanities value diversity, but we don't always know how to do it. We often make mistakes when we try. Our panel of experts will talk about the best methods for outreach. Panelists: Shandra Benito // Executive Director, Art Access Amir Jackson // Executive Director, Nurture the Creative Mind Jerry Rapier // Plan-B Theatre Jorge Rojas // Utah Museum of Fine Art Save a spot! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/culture-bytes-creative-engagement-with-marginalized-communities-tickets-33668827369 Culture Bytes is a semi monthly seminar organized by the Utah Cultural Alliance and Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks (ZAP). They are one hour and held Wednesdays at noon at the Utah Arts Alliance’s Art Hub in Salt Lake City (663 W 100 S). Lunch is served. ZAP partners with Utah Cultural Alliance for Culture Bytes.
What: SLC Free Film Screening + Director Q&A: Dying in the Vein Where: Salt Lake City Public Library 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111 When: Tuesday, September 26 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM Details: Join the Utah Film Center for a free film screening of our fiscal sponsored film Dying in Vein: The Opiate Generation in Salt Lake City featuring post-film Q&A with director Jenny Mackenzie & film subjects, moderated by RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio. This screening is presented for National Recovery Month. Directed by Jenny Mackenzie 68 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated The latest from Salt Lake City-based filmmaker Jenny Mackenzie is an intimate and deeply personal exploration of opiate and heroin addiction that looks at the aftermath of the death of loved ones, the daily commitment to sobriety, the reality of considering treatment after multiple relapses, and the culpability of our medical communities in the opiate crisis. Watch the trailer: www.utahfilmcenter.org/event/dying-in-vein Film is free and open to the public. No tickets needed.
I am becoming the queen of day trips and it isn't easy but the kids are loving it. Forget fall..there was already snow on the ground and poor Ruby's teeth were chattering. But it was a great time to teach her the sign for cold. She's learning signs!!!! #lovegoparks @columbia1938