Sunday, August 28, 2016

Backpacking in Utah at the Prettiest Place

It's been a little quiet over here lately, sorry about that! We spent two beautiful weeks in Utah with our family and the computer was all packed up, so we've got lots to catch up on! First up: the most stunning hike I've ever been on. 


Tayler and I had a bucket list a mile long of things to do when we got back to Utah. At the top of the list was to go hiking with my mountain man brother Chase. He offered to take us on an overnighter up American Fork canyon and we said YES PLEASE but can you go slow? Haha he was killing us! But we loved every minute of it, that cool mountain air was so refreshing after a summer of humid death in Texas. 
As you can tell by the beard, Chase is the chillest. As you can tell my pink camo backpack, I am not so chill. At one point when it didn't seem like we were getting anywhere I sang a line of Miley Cyrus's The Climb and I think Chase died a little inside. 

Not the clearest pic, but here's an accurate depiction of our relationship. Chase's face :D 
Mountains Utah Sunset Hike
Couple Backpacking Hike Utah
We reached the top in about 2 1/2 hours, set up camp, and then Tayler tried to convince me that rehydrated Beef Stroganoff was a tasty and decadent camping meal. After one bite I decided to stick to granola bars.  

Tayler and Chase both love photography, and once the sun set they started pulling out their camera equipment and I knew it was going to be a loooong night. Amazingly we still had cell service there at the tippy top of the mountain so Tayler had a BRILLIANT idea to stop my whining. Moments later an iPad was in my hands and the sounds of Bachelor in Paradise could be heard throughout the silent forest. 
Night Illuminated Tents Photography
Waiting for that sun to come up....
Sunrise Camping Tents
We woke at 6am to catch the sunrise and it was pretty incredible, all golden light and vibrant green. Honestly seeing Utah at it's finest made me and Tayler a little reluctant to go back to school in Virginia, but we keep reminding ourselves that we have a East Coast fall to look forward to! Beauty in every state, beauty in every state...

Upper Silver Lake Hike Utah
...But is it even possible to beat this??! 

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