by Billy Clouse
Over the weekend, two new Outside T-Birds took to the trails of Cedar Breaks. Emily Lambert, a freshman vocal performance major from American Fork and her boyfriend Tristan Reeder, a freshman music education major from Taylor, decided to start going on hikes, and they chose the Alpine Pond Trail at Cedar Breaks to kick things off.
“We’re trying to see how many of the hikes around here we can hit in the next few months,” Lambert said. “The game plan is one or two a week.”
Lambert said she saw quite a few animals on the trip, but her favorite part was the natural scenery.
“There are the world’s most beautiful aspen trees, and the leaves are just starting to change colors,” she said. “When you step into the aspens, it’s like a fairy tale. Fall is definitely the time to go; between the leaves and the temperature, it was a high-quality trip.”
Reeder also thought the views were the best part.
“(My favorite thing was) walking through the aspen trees,” he said. “They almost looked like they were glowing. they reflected the light with all the clouds overhead. Oh, and the cute girl I was with, she was great too!
Although they haven’t planned in detail any of the other trips, Reeder said the pair is thinking of doing Spring Creek Canyon next.
The two are considering adding more than just hikes to their list.
“We’re planning on going four-wheeling up by Brian Head soon,” Lambert said. “Other than that, we both tend to live fast, and just decide the day of to go on a hike. There are so many amazing hikes around here, you almost don’t need to plan. You drive for five minutes and you find one.”