On February 25th, one of our New Song church elders, Jim, took us on a backcountry snowshoeing trek through the woods in Big Cottonwood Canyon, at about 8500' up in the mountains. This winter was a massive snow winter and there was well over 100 inches of snow still piled up in the backcountry. Jim led us on a 3 mile hike that eventually ended up at his little cabin in the woods. It was a treat for sure! In addition to exploring this part of our mountains, we got to learn more about Jim and his passion for Creation and nature and how he can't help but express his love and belief in God when he is outdoors. It is such a blessing to learn from others here in Salt Lake, about how God has called them here and is using them to live out the Gospel through their vocation and passions.
The Natural History Museum of Utah
This is one of the coolest places to visit if you are in Salt Lake City! There is a rich and diverse abundance of information in the Natural History Museum, which covers Native American history, the unique geological features of Utah, the massive fossil history we have in this state, and environmental and ecological features. Partner that with its location in the foothills of Red Butte Canyon and the Wasatch Front, connected to several hiking, running and biking trails, literally in the museum's backyard and you've got yourself a jam-packed day of fun!
It is important to learn about where you live and what makes it unique. And the museum was a great experience which enabled us to dive a bit deeper into Utah's culture and character.