Just a nice, kind of extreme, hike down the street from me. The backyard of my backyard.
I love where I live, it's very pretty here. I'd like more green, but orange is my favourite colour, so it works. It gets a bit hot 4 months of the year, but the rest of the time, it's pretty nice weather wise.
1500' of climbing in 3/4 of a mile up a loose, rocky, mountain, 1 1/2 miles from the front door to the top. It's a good workout, my legs (and toes) are sore today. :)
Snow Canyon State Park (a little gem in southern Utah (kind of like a tiny Zion N.P.)) is right down in the valley next to this hike.
Shivwits Paiute Indian Reservation is to the west and the Mojave Desert just beyond that.
While my backyards backyard isnt quite as close as yours I'm lucky that living on the prairies that there is 33 000 acres of nothing but forests and lakes just 5 minutes from me. I spend a lot of time there hiking.
Location: St. George, UT. Zone 8a Dry/arid. 8" of rain in a good year.
Beautiful view off that roof, Ruth. Love those trees in colour.
Here's the opposite hike I did today. Opposite in that it's on the other side of town. About three miles to the trail head. A fun 8 mile looped mountain bike ride from the house, but today I drove there with the dogs. Just a couple of miles hiked on foot to get to the rock art.
Petroglyphs are ancient, and the true artists I don't think are actually known. Most people say they are from the Anasazi indians who farmed in the area thousands of years ago, and then just vanished.
"The only winning move is to not play." Joshua
Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal! And this tiny ad too!