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Monday, July 20, 2015

Cecret Lake

"Don't tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled." -Mohammed

Before my friend left, I took some of her advice: I decided to explore Utah a little more. Plus, I just bought a car, so I don't have as much money to travel far for long periods of time. I bought a book called 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City. It's the greatest little book with 60 hikes detailed out from what type of wildlife you'll encounter, how much water to bring, elevation gain/loss, etc. I'm not a good hiker. At all. Hiking really hurts my hips and I have to be careful which trails I choose to explore. I perused through the book and found a little up-and-back hike to Cecret Lake (not sure why it's not "Secret" Lake, but whatever). 

I decided to take off after work one day to do this hike. Although I was going to hike by myself, I knew I wasn't going to be alone. This is a super popular hike and there were a bunch of people on the trail: families with kids, teenagers, people with photographers, and various other solo hikers. The trail is just about 1 mile (1.6 km), with the last little bit a straight-up climb over rocks. Even though there were tons of people on the trail and up at the lake, it didn't ever seem crowded. There was plenty of space along the banks to feel secluded. 

Of course, I brought along my GoPro and took some awesome shots!

This happened to be a popular shot for family photo shoots

May all your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.

Even though it is later in the season, there were TONS of flowers everywhere!

Got to watch the sunset for a bit before heading back down

"Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world." -Gustave Flaubert

So much of what you are is where you've been.

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