Hiking and travelling in Utah 玩转犹他州

Utah is the outdoor enthusiasts’ dreamland! Within a short span of 2 weeks, we strolled around alpine meadows, meandered through aspen and pine forests, dipped in natural hot springs, slept under the milky way, ducked our head under well preserved stalactites and stalagmites in Timpanogos Cave and dropped our jaws at spectacular and unique sceneries in the Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

犹他州是户外运动爱好者的天堂!在短短的2周内,我们漫步高山草甸,徒步白桦林,观赏钟乳石洞,跨越拱门和峡谷地两大国家公园。天然温泉泡澡,银河当被, 完全融入大自然中。

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Timpanogos Cave 钟乳岩洞

The sceneries between the parks were often amazing too and there are actually scenic spots marked along some of the highways for you to stop and take in the view. The speed limit is often 80 mph so you could miss a scenic spot really fast!

在犹他州自驾是非常享受的:五个著名国家公园紧贴着。沿途风景很好。还有路标提醒你沿途值得一停的采风点。很多路段限速130码。爽开!不过飙车同时也容易错过采风点。

Pretending to be an arch in the Arches

Pretending to a Arch in the Arches 拱门国家公园

July probably is not the best time to visit some of the national parks though as the heat makes hiking between 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. almost impossible for those used to mellow European summers. When we are in Arches and Canyonlands, we tried to do hikes early in the morning and late in the afternoon and used the time in between to store up on supplies, drive in between our destinations and eat icecream. LOTS of ICECREAM!

七月份并不是去犹他州最好的季节。(春秋天最好)正午最高温度可以到40摄氏度以上。干热加暴晒。我们习惯了英国夏天平均25摄氏度的天气,只能在早上11点之前和下午4点之后活动。中午时间用来赶路和狂吃冰激凌解暑!

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Sunset hike in Canyonlands 夕阳下的峡谷地国家公园

Around Salt Lake City, it was slightly easier to escape from heat as there are higher elevation trails you can drive up to, cooling caves you can explore and some well-shaded valleys. You can also just enjoy the AC in your car and drive around the scenic alpine loop . Make sure that you stop in Java Cow Coffee for the world’s best Icecream in Park City on your way!

盐湖城附近有一些海拔高或者阴凉的景区。避暑比较方便。你也可以享受车内空调自驾风景秀丽的盘山公路。

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Monroe Mountain near Richmond, Central Utah 门罗山

There are so many hiking options and flying usually won’t start before 1:30 p.m. in July around SLC itself. This somehow laid out a great daily schedule for Al and me: hike in the morning, 1 pint icecream each at noon and fly in the afternoon till sunsets around 9:00 p.m.! (hey, maybe July is the time to go visit Utah :p)

犹他州也是滑翔胜地。盐湖城的伞友就有将近2000人,两小时车程以内场地将近20个。这里小气候很稳定,七月份,下午一点半后可以飞灵感山,六点到九点太阳下山之间可以飞超豪华的点北场地。当地伞友相当好客。但懂点英语是必须的 :p

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Canyons forever! 峡谷地国家公园

3 thoughts on “Hiking and travelling in Utah 玩转犹他州

  1. I love the organization and content. I particularly like the links to site guides and other information at the bottom. This will help me get through the winter for sure! Is there RSS feed?

    Thanks!

  2. Hi, George. Thanks for the encouragements! As for RSS feed: We tried out couple of browsers with RSS feed. It seems that it does not work in google chrome but work with the rest. I am not sure how to fix it for google chrome. Try another browser and let us know if you still have problems. 🙂

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