Hiking The Jardine Juniper Trail in Logan Canyon, Utah

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The Jardine Juniper Trail, an 11 mile (roundtrip) hike, leads you to the oldest living tree in Utah, a popular landmark of the Logan Canyon. The age of this Rocky Mountain juniper tree (hence the name of the trail) is estimated at over 1500 and up to 3000 years old, depending on the source.

The trail is used for hiking, mountain biking, trail running, and horseback riding, and it offers great views of the Logan Canyon, the Cottonwood Canyon, and the Bear Lake Valley. It also has beautiful meadows, wildflowers, and fir and aspen groves. The colours in the fall are breathtaking too.  Continue reading “Hiking The Jardine Juniper Trail in Logan Canyon, Utah”

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Hiking The White Pine Lake Trail in Logan Canyon, Utah

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Sometimes the best hikes are the unplanned ones. We didn’t know what we were going to do when we decided to drive to Tony Grove lake last weekend. We didn’t even know if it would be accesible because the last three times we tried it was blocked by snow. But we got there and found three trail options. We followed the White Pine Lake Trail and it was wonderful. One of the most beautiful and peaceful ones I’ve done (until I got hangry, that is). Continue reading “Hiking The White Pine Lake Trail in Logan Canyon, Utah”

Hiking The Crimson Trail in Logan, Utah

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Last weekend we embarked on our second hike in Utah. We chose the Crimson Trail. We thought 3 miles were doable. What we didn’t realize is that the loop includes the Riverside Nature Trail and a little piece of trail to get to the beginning of Crimson Trail making the whole trip about 4.5 miles. Also, the trail was not an easy trail with an elevation gain of about 1000 feet and lots of steep, snowy, icy, and I must say, treacherous areas.  Continue reading “Hiking The Crimson Trail in Logan, Utah”

Hiking The Wind Cave Trail in Logan, Utah

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Wind Cave Trail is roughly a 3.7 mile hike out and back in the Logan Canyon, a short drive from Logan, Utah. The trail features a limestone cave at the top with stunning views along the way and at the top.

The trail is rated moderate and is primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail and are supposed to be kept on leash. Continue reading “Hiking The Wind Cave Trail in Logan, Utah”

Six of America’s Top Hiking Destinations

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There’s nothing quite like getting out and stretching the legs. If you don’t have enough time in your busy daily schedule to find time for a walk, you can always plan a hiking trip.

Even if you aren’t a seasoned hiker, you will enjoy exploring nature. You don’t have to start off with a huge walk if you aren’t experienced. Take it easy and start off with a short walk on day one. As the days go on, you can build up. Don’t feel like you are only on vacation just to go hiking, though. You can also spend your time sightseeing or taking part in other active pursuits such as mountain biking or kayaking.

So, if you fancy going on a walking vacation, here are some of The State’s best destinations. Continue reading “Six of America’s Top Hiking Destinations”

[Guest Post] India: The Hottest Adventure Destination

Thanks to the wonderful pictures and enthralling anecdotes shared by travelers, more people are taking up adventure tours. There is no dearth of destinations and youngsters are always ready to get, set and go! Despite the excitement, personal evolvement, and remarkable memories, there is much that needs to be taken care of when planning a trip to Sandakphu in West Bengal or the Chadar Trek in Ladakh. A sketchily planned adventure trip to the Himalayas can go horribly wrong. Continue reading “[Guest Post] India: The Hottest Adventure Destination”

Hiking In The Snow For The First Time – Mirror Lake Trail, Oregon

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Last weekend we decided to grab our most hiking-appropriate clothes and drive an hour and a half towards Mt. Hood, Oregon.

On the way there, we decided to stop where a few cars were parked on Highway 26 and headed towards the Mirror Lake Trail which we hiked in sub 20 degrees Fahrenheit and in a hurry because we started late. I was very proud of myself by the end of it as I had only hiked once before in my life and it was mostly just a long walk in a state park during a nice day. Continue reading “Hiking In The Snow For The First Time – Mirror Lake Trail, Oregon”