The clinic was located on the east side of the Salt Lake Valley, on the "bench" of the mountains. I knew there were several businesses around there, and planned to just walk around the parking lots. However, as I started out, I saw some joggers go past in a partially secluded area. I decided to follow them.
Lo and behold, they were on a scenic paved path -- The Big Cottonwood Canyon Trail -- made especially for non-motorized traffic (walkers, runners, bicyclists). What an enchanting discovery, much better than walking around the boring parking lots!
Some of you might remember that I typically don't like walking for exercise. I like to have someplace to walk to. (See: What is it with me and walking?) But I want to do the muddy 5K with my daughter (and a crazy friend from my high school days!), so I'm surrendering to the walking/running regimen. Discovering this trail made walking a delight, as it led away from the business complex and towards the Big Cotton Wood Canyon.
Here are some pictures I snapped with my iPhone.
|Heading East on the paved trail.|
|Um. No worries...not tempted.|
|Nearing the end of my walk.|
|Suspended bridge leading to the business complex.|
I must say, I had a much better time that morning than my husband. But we plan to return and walk the trail together.