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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Jordan River Parkway - Utah

The Lovely Sharon and I have been walking different sections of the Jordan River Parkway this summer.  The Jordan River Parkway is a walking/biking path that follows the Jordan River which flows some 40 miles from Utah Lake in Utah County, State of Utah to the Great Salt Lake in Salt Lake County.  The Lovely Sharon and I have walked from around 15000 South to 4400 South in Salt Lake County.  We have also walked a 7 mile stretch in Utah County. We have seen colorful kayaks on the river and have seen our friends Mike and Shar riding their bikes on the path,

                Normally, the Lovely Sharon and I will park our car at a trail head and walk 3 to 3 ½ miles one way and then return to our car so our total walk is about 6-7 miles.   The Parkway is a beautiful nature walk through an urban area.  In our walks we have seen beavers, deer and a wide variety of birds and water fowl.  The Lovely Sharon and I usually each take a camera and take lots of photos. 

                The Jordan River Parkway website has maps broken into various segments with symbols for trail heads and mileage.  The Parkway meanders through five or six golf courses including Thanksgiving Point, River Bend, River Oaks, Murray Parkway, Meadow Brook and Glendale. The web address is: http://jordanrivercommission.com/jordan-river-parkway-trail-map/

                We have parked 7 or 8 times at 12600 South and walked south to 15000 South or walked north to 10600 South.  Other walks started at the following trail heads:

                10600 South
                9000  South
                7800 South
                5900 South.


                Each segment that we have walked has its own character and beauty.  Here are some of the photos that I have taken on our walks:

This is by River Oaks Golf Course


This is between 12600 South and Bangerter Highway



This is between 7800 South and 5900 South



This is about 6000 South



I do not remember exactly where this is


This is about  10000 South


The Lovely Sharon taking pictures of birds


Geese


Near River Oak Golf Course



I bet my nephew Tim Avery would know what kind of bird this is.  We see lots of these birds around 13200 South


This is about 13600 South



It is hard to tell, but this is a beaver


This pond is off of the river around 5600 South


The Lovely Sharon and I have learned to love the Jordan River Parkway. if you get a chance, take a walk or a bike ride.