Monday, August 27, 2012

Spanish Fork Peak

We discovered this trail when we were camping in Whiting Campground, which is in Maple Canyon, 2 miles or so from Mapleton, Utah.
This area was very pretty and we had a very good time. There are trails leading from the campsite and we took the trail that leads to Spanish fork peak. We were hiking for an hour two when we passed some people on dirt bikes who said the peak was about 30 minutes further. We decided to go for it and unfortunately never made it. After another hour we still saw no sign of the trail ending and we were getting hungry, so we decided to head down. 
It was a super fun trail that crosses the stream up there several times. We were disappointed that we didn't make it to the top but it was just too long of a hike to complete in the time that we had.

The only picture I have from this hike it this one:
Which unfortunately doesn't showcase the trail very well. Oh well

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Battle Creek Falls

I have lived in Utah valley my whole life and I had no idea that Pleasant Grove had a little canyon!
It's very pretty and has a fun hike called Battle Creek Falls trail. It's fairly easy, at least to the first waterfall, I have yet to go much past the first one. I have heard that if you keep hiking there is another waterfall higher up. The first waterfall is less than a mile and it is an easy hike.
The hike starts at Kiwanas park in Pleasant Grove, Utah.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Squaw Peak

Since I decided to start this blog after we have hiked for almost an entire summer I am going to go back and try and post our old hikes from before. The first hike that I have documentation on was a small trail in the Squaw peak area in Provo Canyon.  We did this hike on the 4th of July.
 The hike started in Hope Campground and went up to an overlook. I drew my own map since it was such a small trail that it was on no maps.

Since this wasn't really a marked trail we have no accurate information such as how long it was. We enjoyed it though and it was very pretty.

On the way up
Veiw from the top