For the 4th of July holiday, I took the Wasatch Crest shuttle. After trying to reach this trail several times by climbing up from the Valley, I finally gave up and just paid the $12 for the shuttle. It was a very enjoyable trail. Unfortunately, my gear was partially broken which prevented me from using the granny gear – I love having cheap components!! I was surprised by how much climbing there was on the trail after Puke Hill. I thought that after Puke Hill, the trail would become smoother and flat. It was a great way to spend the holiday.
I also included a few photos from Idaho that I took the next day while driving up to meet with my family in Yellowstone. I stopped by Downata, a swimming resort that I had not visited in over 30 years. The tubes were still there, as I remembered them, but the placed looked somewhat abandoned.