Today we dragged along the youngest for our lunchtime snowshoeing.
The beagle is finally calm enough to wear the GoPro harness. We took him out sledding today. Warning: video may cause car sickness.
Yellow Fork Canyon (also called Rose Canyon) is a secluded hiking/biking area in Herriman, Utah. In 2015, the county added a huge parking lot to accommodate the horse trailers and cars that used to have to line up along the “no parking” signs on the shoulder-less road near the entrance. Even with a crowded parking lot, there are enough trail branches to feel like you have the place to yourself. All trails eventually return to the water that trickles through the center of the canyon, so it would be hard to get lost. There are picnic tables every half-mile or so for two miles. (You can continue beyond that as the trail gets less and less groomed.)
I ride my bike up there and my beagle Ralphie runs along about once a week. It takes a mildly-out-of-shape guy about 35 minutes to do the 4 miles roundtrip, perfect for a lunch break. It’s a great area for horseback riding, mountain biking (medium strenuous – might be boring if you’re hardcore), and hiking with or without kids. Avoid it for a day or two after a hard rain.
Every once in a while, a hawk flies over like he’s considering my dog for a meal. I sincerely hope my camera is running when he finally tries.
Ralphie figured out how to roll down the window in the back seat. He enjoys life.
We keep adding creatures to the backyard. The boy is raising a lamb for a couple of months as a 4-H project. After letting Lambert, the lamb, and Ralphie, the beagle, check each other out through the fence for a couple of days, we introduced them without barriers. It went well, although I thought the dog would get knocked out a couple of times.