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Jordan River Trail

Last year I became more acquainted with the Jordan River Trail as my friends and I would go walking. The Jordan River is a river that runs north and south through the middle of Salt Lake County. The river itself has some issues (pollution), but the county is slowly working to beautify it, and has provided a paved trail to run alongside it. All total, the trail is roughly 45 miles long, running from North Salt Lake to Lehi. 

This year I thought it would be a fun physical challenge to walk the length of the trail - over the course of several weekends - and I was able to convince my pal Cyndee to do it along with me. Last Saturday was our first leg, which was roughly 13 miles, and took us around 5 hours. Despite some sunburns and blisters (the blisters slowed our pace quite a bit the last couple hours), we managed to walk from the trailhead in North Salt Lake to the park by Cyndee's house in West Valley. It's a beautiful walk, through parks and tree-lined neighborhoods on the west side, and pretty well maintained.

(This picture of me was taken at the "Chevron Mile", about a mile in from our starting point.) 

Our next leg will probably be Memorial Day weekend. In the meantime, we're researching to see what we can do to keep the blisters to a minimum and the experience more enjoyable.


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