Settlement Canyon, Tooele, UT - July 31, 2008

Settlement Canyon, Tooele, UT - July 31, 2008

HI EVERYONE,

WE TRAVELED TO SALT LAKE CITY TO SEE THE GREAT SALT LAKE. WE STAYED A FEW DAYS HERE TO VISIT SOME OF THE TOURIST SITES. SETTLEMENT CANYON WAS LOCATED IN TOOLE, UTAH, JUST OUTSIDE SALT LAKE CITY.

IT WAS A COUNTY PARK WITH AN EQUESTRIAN CAMPGROUND. EACH CAMPSITE WAS BESIDE THIS SMALL RIVER WITH FULL HOOKUPS AND CORRALS FOR YOUR HORSES. A BATHROOM WAS PROVIDED.

THERE WERE SEVERAL TRAILHEADS TO CHOOSE FROM. OUR FIRST RIDE WAS DOWN THIS SIDE CANYON ALONG A SHADED TRAIL. WILDFLOWERS OF EVERY COLOR WERE PLENTIFUL AND A FEAST FOR THE EYES.

AS WE BEGAN TO GAIN ELEVATION, THE TREES BECAME SMALLER AND PROVIDED LESS SHADE. THE TRAIL WAS ROCKY AND STEEP AT TIMES. WE REACHED THE PINNACLE AND LOOKED OUT ONTO A SPECTACULAR VIEW OF THE CANYON. A HAWK WAS GLIDING ALONG THE WIND CURRENTS LOOKING FOR FOOD. SUDDENLY HE SWOOPED DOWN AND GRABBED SOMETHING WITH HIS TALONS AND FLEW OFF TO ENJOY HIS MEAL.

THE NEXT TRAIL FOLLOWED THE RIVER THAT FLOWED DOWN THE CANYON FROM ITS LOFTY BEGINNING IN THE MOUNTAINS. COTTONWOODS AND WILLOWS PROVIDED SHADE ALL ALONG THE RIVER WHERE A LITTLE GROUND SQUIRREL WAS ENJOYING A SNACK. THE TRAIL, AT TIMES, WAS HIGH ABOVE THE RIVER, AND AS WE LOOKED DOWN THE WATER RUSHED OVER A CASCADE OF ROCKS. A COOL BREEZE WAS BLOWING GENTLY THRU THE TREES. THIS TRAIL WAS EASY AND ENJOYABLE LIKE A STROLL IN THE PARK ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON. WE SOON CROSSED THE RIVER AND HEADED BACK TO CAMP.

WE CAMPED HERE FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS TO RELAX ,AND LET THE HORSES REST BEFORE WE CONTINUED ON OUR TRAVELS.

 

WE HOPE YOU JOIN US ON OUR NEXT ADVENTURE AT PINE VALLEY. UNTIL THEN, HERE’S WISHING YOU MANY “HAPPY AND SAFE TRAILS.”

 

BOBBIE AND LARRY

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