It's amazing how much there is to do in such a short distance along the 20-mile stretch of Alpine Loop that travels from Provo Canyon, through Sundance, up and over and out American Fork Canyon. And one of those pretty little things is Cascade Springs. Each day seven million gallons of water reach the surface through the impermeable rock to form the springs. They are small in height, but grand in its natural design. It's kind of amazing to see so much water travel down a hillside--finding any path it can to make it's way down. Depending on the [...]
The Uintas are a mountain range about an hour east from where we live. The 40-mile Mirror Lake Scenic Byway goes from Kamas, UT to Evanston, WY and it is beautiful! You can only drive it through the warmer months, from about June to October. I have visions of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers when they finally exclaim 'the pass is open!' The highest point of driving is near Bald Mountain, which is 10,000 feet. So it's up pretty high. Our California sea-level nephews found the oxygen a little lacking when hiking around a little farther down at Provo Falls. [...]
Our next stop on the KBS Adventure Tour is The Alpine Loop. This 20 mile stretch of road that goes from American Fork Canyon, up over to Sundance and out to Provo Canyon (or vice versa) is one of the most beautiful drives you'll ever take! It goes along the backside of Mt. Timpanogos (what you take in yesterday's post) and into the Sundance Ski Resort. There's so much you can do in this area, including camping, hiking, horseback trails, four-wheeling trails, waterfalls, fishing and such, but I thought I'd focus on the loop itself with a couple other little nuggets [...]
I think that when most people think of vacationing to Utah they plan on the 'Big Five' National Parks, which is fantastic, but there is soooo much to do up north folks! Especially if you like hiking. And if you're visiting in the summer? Cooler than Zions. ;) And if you're visiting in the fall? Holy spectacular! The foliage is amazing! This beauty that is known as Utah? Wow, right? Well, today our next stop on the KBS Adventure Tour is our attempt at Scout Falls. ABOUT THE HIKE I read up on this hike, it seemed like a somewhat 'easy' [...]
From the red rocks of southeastern Utah to the mountains of northern Utah, the next stop on the KBS Adventure Tour is Grotto Falls. As much as I love the southern+southeast landscape, these mountains will always hold my heart. We may never have camped all together here (separately though), but we have spent so much time outdoors here along the Wasatch Front (mountain range). And the camping wasn't for lack of trying--I had all the stuff when the kids were little, but Dan often worked on the weekends in those days and we never could get out to camp. I'm making [...]
Last week I discovered something. I went looking for a couple posts on some of our Utah excursions--particularly from last year--and I realized I never did share them on the blog. Instagram+Facebook? Yes. Here? No. What??? I've been getting quite a few questions about places to go and see here in Utah, so I thought I might share them just a little more--with everything being Utah related under the category of Utah Adventures. So this week it's Adventure Week here at KBS! I'll be sharing some of those fun+pretty places we've been from the past couple years--and not shared here--so not only [...]
Once upon a time there was a little girl who was taking a trip across the big blue ocean to the beautiful island of Kauai. She knew she wanted to write her stories of the trip and needed the prefect accessories to accommodate such stories of travels and adventure, and Traveler's Pack: Paradise was born. The kit comes with seven cover papers sized the same as a Midori cover, which is 8.75" x 8.25". Of course you can size as needed. You can also use them as paper in the book as well as what they were intended for…covers. This kit [...]
I've been feelin' the beach vibes for a about a month now and have been living them all week long on Kauai. So is it any wonder that there had to be a new beach-themed set of stamps for this month? Say aloha to Beach Vibes! All these tropical cuties are perfect for all sorts of beach occasions. My favorites? Gotta love the pineapple, right? And those beach umbrellas? Oh my! And through April 2 you can save 10% on the digital or physical stamps. And now I'm off to watch the sunset on the beach, so aloha!
Greetings from Kauai! I know it's been a bit quiet here in KBS land, but that's because I'm off the mainland visiting the beautiful island of Kauai with my dad and stepmom and their granddaughter. Enjoying a bit of island breeze and beautiful sunrises while the other adults in my family tend to the animals back at home. Sorry kids. ;) There's some fun stuff a-comin' that I can't wait to show you...very soon!
A couple weeks ago I was getting quite stir crazy. Lots of gloomy weather about with hints of a spring day here and there. Just enough to get you excited only to be dashed with a blizzard the next day. And we'd already had a very gloomy January and February and this sun-deprived girl was getting a little anxious. Dan and I had been talking of going to Moab, Utah (three hours from here) for some time. We'd celebrated our 29th anniversary last month and thought this would be a fun getaway. We were waiting for a warmer couple of [...]