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Family friendly hike near Salt Lake City

  Family friendly hike near Salt Lake City So we’ve all heard about amazing hikes that take all weekend, right? How about a quick hike that is more friendly for the family and kids? Something that is near to Salt Lake City and would take only thirty-minutes max, a mini hike. In this age of computers, iPads and iPhones, some outdoor activities for kids is important and wise. There is the Bonneville Shoreline Trail which is accessible through the U of U Research Park, you head up north toward Red Butte Gardens and parking is available by the Natural History Museum. Another access point is across the street from Hogle Zoo which is near the opening of Emigration Canyon. The Bonneville Shoreline trail is relatively flat without any major inclines and the trail doesn’t have a lot of jagged rocks. Most of the time you’ll see joggers and mountain bikers upon the trail. The views from certain points of the trail give you a beautiful outlook of the Salt Lake Valley. The namesake of the

Springtime in Utah is just around the corner

          Aren’t we all just about done with winter? If you’re in Utah your break is almost here...First day of Spring falls on March 20th! Well let’s see, that’s 25 days away. Most people associate Spring with warmth...but here in Utah, the first day of Spring can sometimes be down-right chilly.   Now within Utah most of all locals know if you want to escape the cold weather head down southbound on I-15 towards Moab or St. George.        Goblin Valley State Park in Utah                                                 photo: M Outdoors          Goblin Valley is a great idea for a quick weekend outing. Or if you are ok with driving a little more, there is always the city of Moab. For many locally, Moab is the gateway to many different nature parks; such as Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Manti-La Sal National Forest, or my favorite Dead Horse Point State Park.           I must say I am quite biased when I say that Dead Horse Point is my favorite. The reason wh

Photographers’ Paradise found in Utah

Out of all the places where you can splurge on opportunities for photographers, Utah is king. As Tom Petty said “it’s good to be king.” Utah truly is a photographers paradise considering all four of nature’s seasons, spring, summer, autumn and winter are all displayed with robust colors. For example think about the Wasatch-Cache National Forest which has many first class ski resorts such as Alta and Snowbird in Little Cottonwood Canyon, and then Brighton and Solitude ski resorts in Big Cottonwood Canyon. During the summertime Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons have a plethora of hiking trails and camping sites.                            Alta Ski Resort in Autumn The possibilities for photographers are numerous within only these two canyons, which are part of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. No where in the United States is the diversity of nature as vast as in the State of Utah. Within the state lines of Utah there are five National parks, not including the numerous

My First M Outdoors Blog Posting

Hello everyone. This is my first blog post. I enjoy taking pictures of nature landscapes and many other subjects. I am a contributor on Shutterstock. I have a profile and add pictures to it frequently.  I have also been an avid outdoors person. I enjoy sports all year round, during all four seasons - winter, spring, summer and autumn. I enjoy capturing beautiful pictures of Utah outdoors and also urban life or street photography. My interests are hiking, skiing, tennis and swimming. I also like seeing different kinds of architecture and I am also a bit of a foodie. My interests are far and wide, my photography does not only focus on landscape photography but also urban suburbia, cosmopolitan city life.  As of now my photography sets are broken up into twenty-seven categories: Editorials, Food & Drink, Architecture, Mountains, Black & White Photography, People, Nature-Leaves..., Trees, Flowers, Abstract Artistic Images, Birds, Hiking Trails, Green Foliage, Geology-R