Originally published in Revolt — Vol. 1, Issue 2
Throughout the month, SUU students went on adventures in the great outdoors. Below are some of the trips students went on.
John Hildebrand, left, and his friends Lucy Silverman and Robert Greenwell, hiked the Grand Canyon last Saturday. Hildebrand, describing the 24-mile trail, said, “It was pretty brutal, especially because I was sick when I did it, but well worth the pain.”
Katie Smith and her mother went to Saint George last Saturday to shop, hike and eat. The pair went on a few hikes in Snow Canyon State Park.
Hunter Hagen, left, and Kimberly Felion, right, float in the water at Sand Hollow State Park. Felion described the spontaneous trip, saying, “We wanted to get crepes at the crepery and realized it was pretty hot in Saint George, so we ran to Walmart and bought a $4 swim suit and drove to Sand Hollow.”
Over Labor Day weekend, Logan Platt and Madeline Skousen visited Pine Valley. The couple went four-wheeling until they came to a trail, which they hiked to the river.
From left to right: Angie Hanks, McKenna Dalton, Robyn Dixon and Kyrsten Harper on a hike last Sunday.
Christine St. Clair and her friends Cambry and Trapper Anderson took a trip to Lake Powell at the beginning of September. This was St. Clair’s first time to the lake, and this photo, which was taken on the last day of the trip, shows the Anderson siblings.
A landscape from Hildebrand’s trip. “This was beyond difficult, but incredibly rewarding,” he said. “It also affords a pretty unique view of the park that most visitors never get to see.”
Lucy Silverman crossed a bridge over the Colorado River during her Grand Canyon hike. “Twenty-six miles in one day sounded like a fun challenge,” she said, “and I wasn’t sure when I would be presented with the opportunity again.”
Hanks and her group stopped for a hike on the way to Newcastle. Harper had a dance class at the location last semester, and she brought her friends to it.