Outdoors: Crystal Hotsprings

Tucked at the base of the mountains just east of Honeyville Utah is a world renowned mineral hot spring resort called Crystal Hot Springs. I actually spent a large part of my childhood living just around the corner from the resort. It was always one of my favorite places to swim and we still enjoy visiting with our family today, especially since my parents ranch … Continue reading Outdoors: Crystal Hotsprings

Climbing the Grand Teton: The Local Mother of All Hikes

I have wanted to climb the Grand Teton for many years. It took lots of experience and prep for me to be ready. This spring and summer, I have been hiking nearly everything local in order to be ready for my trip, focusing on steep climbs. I used a training plan, much like I would to prepare for an endurance race. I put a lot into … Continue reading Climbing the Grand Teton: The Local Mother of All Hikes

The Squeeze-Hiking Through a Slot Canyon

Not many things compare to the feeling of snuggling into a sleeping bag, instantly warming as it shielded me from the clean, crisp, desert air. After hours of driving to get to this magical place, I was finally able to pull the draw string on my mummy bag close around my face, just enough for my eyes to peer out and feast upon the mesmerizing … Continue reading The Squeeze-Hiking Through a Slot Canyon

The Ride to END Child Slavery

Note: At a recent NOJH event, “Try It Knight”, we were introduced to Mr. Wyatt Buttars, who was there raising awareness about his cause, and the amazing bike ride he was about to begin in support of that cause. We were intrigued, and invited Mr. Buttars back to our school for an interview. This is what we learned. Wyatt Buttars is a kind and thoughtful … Continue reading The Ride to END Child Slavery

The Twinkling Lights of Christmas

Get everyone in the car and go see this area’s beautiful Christmas lights and holiday events! Ogden Christmas Village Ogden City puts up this magical village each year. Local businesses put together fun little displays to show their Christmas spirit. The kids love seeing the different ideas which range from Santa and his elves the nutcracker village to beautiful manger scenes. This is one of … Continue reading The Twinkling Lights of Christmas