The Salt Lake Scene

Posts from June 2013

  • Two lakes, one hike: Dog and Desolation Lakes

    Some hikes just aren't long enough. That was the case when I hiked to Dog Lake in the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City. The hike had nice elevation gain and a little bit of snow to trudge through, but at 4.8 miles round trip, it just wasn't going to wear me out. Approaching a junction

  • Register Now for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy

    Some of the country's best genealogical educators are gathering to help you gain expertise in a flash at the Utah Genealogy Association's Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, held 13-17 Jan 2014 in Salt Lake City. If you are looking for advanced skills, you can't afford to miss this wonderful

  • Wasatch Mountain Table

    If you’re thinking of escaping the summer heat this year, make sure Solitude Mountain Resort is at the top of your list. Starting June 29th the resort begins their excellent Wasatch Mountain Table dinner series, under the expert watch of executive chef Michael Richey. Richey’s experience in

  • Utah Arts Festival: The Official Kick-Off of Summer In Salt Lake

    The Utah Arts Festival kicked off summer with a bang on Thursday June 20, and runs through this Sunday, June 23. The mission of the Utah Arts Festival "is to promote the arts and enhance the quality of life in Utah through the production of an annual outdoor, multi-disciplinary event in downtown

  • Art is Cool, Just Ask My Kid

    One of my favorite summertime events, the Utah Arts Festival , got underway in downtown Salt Lake City. I look forward to it every year because not only is the art showcased, well, bonafide art (Versus the crafts pedaled at many other art festivals.), but also every year event organizers do a great

  • A museum on the trail: The Natural History Museum of Utah

    Park once, take a hike, and then explore a museum. A hiking trail and museum may seem unlikely partners, but in Salt Lake City, the concept works brilliantly. Marking access to one of my favorite trail systems is the Natural History Museum of Utah. The location was chosen to highlight the

  • Grandeur Peak Summit Hike

    Grandeur Peak is one of my favorite hikes in the Salt Lake City area. It snakes up through the hills of Millcreek Canyon on its way toward the summit, offering sweeping views along the way. From the road, the 2,600-foot climb over 3.1 miles is even and steady, only moderately strenuous for

  • Salt Lake City Museums

    Did you know that video games got their start in Utah?! Learn all about other inventions that were born right here in Utah at The Leonardo Museum. Salt Lake City is full of museums to discover and explore. Whether you are interested in the stars and planets, ancient history, art, or just want

  • Father's Day in SLC 2013

    Still looking for a delicious treat for dad this weekend? If so, check out these options, there's still plenty of time to make it a day to remember! Faustina brunch Forget the ugly ties and burned hamburgers this year. What could be better than treating Dad to a nice brunch on a beautiful

  • Urban Exploration in Downtown Salt Lake

    On Saturday, June 15 and Saturday, June 29 the Downtown Master Plan will be hosting walking tours of Salt Lake, starting at the Farmer’s Market. I caught up with Molly Robinson to find out a little more about the tours. Where do you work and what is your position? I am the Urban