A Fall Moment

If there's one thing you gotta do in the fall, it's head for the hills....uh...mountains. The changing scenery and colors is always breathtaking. One of the popular spots to do that is the Alpine Loop. It's been tugging at me to do for the past couple weeks and finally yesterday, my bestie and Jordan took a quick little adventure up the American Fork Canyon side, stopping for a small 'hike' along the Timpanooeke Trail and at our usual digs, a campground up the canyon. We didn't have a lot of time, but my soul just needed to get out and [...]

2017-10-12T06:39:52+00:00 October 12th, 2017|everyday, utah adventures|2 Comments

Timpanogos Caves

It's funny how you live near things and never do them...or go years between doing them, like I did with Timpanogos Caves (located in American Fork Canyon, Utah). The hike itself and going into Timpanogos Caves is one of the most gorgeous things you'll ever do. If you are taking a trip to this area--or live close by, I highly recommend it. THE COST It doesn't cost anything to hike the trail, only to go into the caves. The cost ranges, with the adult tickets ending at $8. I'd highly recommend purchasing your tickets online. That way you can be assured [...]

2017-08-25T09:32:54+00:00 August 25th, 2017|utah adventures|0 Comments

Cascade Springs

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 [...]

2017-06-07T06:17:35+00:00 June 7th, 2017|travel, utah adventures|1 Comment

The Uintas + Provo Falls

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. [...]

2017-05-26T09:19:42+00:00 May 26th, 2017|travel, utah adventures|1 Comment

The Alpine Loop

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 [...]

2017-06-07T10:02:43+00:00 May 25th, 2017|travel, utah adventures|0 Comments

Scout Falls…aka…At Least We Tried

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' [...]

2017-05-24T06:13:02+00:00 May 24th, 2017|travel, utah adventures|1 Comment

Grotto Falls

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 [...]

2017-05-23T08:39:22+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|travel, utah adventures|1 Comment

Capitol Reef National Park

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 [...]

2017-05-22T08:49:09+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|travel, utah adventures|6 Comments

Moab. A Grand Adventure….In One Day.

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 [...]

2017-05-15T09:59:49+00:00 March 13th, 2017|travel, utah adventures|7 Comments

Kanarraville Falls + Slow Shutter Cam App Photo Tip

A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to go with two of my very dearest friends and their daughters to hike Kanarraville Falls (outside Cedar City, UT). My daughters sadly couldn’t make it. As part of this excursion, I told them I would share a few photo techniques. Well, nothing ever goes as planned and so I only managed to squeak out one tip...well, maybe two. Panoramas come in handy in areas like this. But the main tip is pretty darn cool. Have you ever heard of the app Slow Shutter Cam? It is a cool little piece of [...]

2017-05-26T09:12:12+00:00 June 15th, 2016|photography, travel, utah adventures|3 Comments