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Utah Adventures With A Friend: Part 5

  • Written by Lindsey Huster
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  • Last updated a month ago

Yi had already been in Utah for over two weeks and we had kept quite busy while working and taking vacation time. Just back from a road trip, the next few days would include more biking and wrapping up the visit.

Yi Doesn't Stop

Yi spent the next few days with a lighter work schedule, filling his time with more bike riding, trail runs, and quality time with us in the evening. He even got the chance to visit his company office in Salt Lake City, UT. There, he was able to tour the office and meet some coworkers in person.

Keith and I on the other hand were worn out! We returned to work and needed to complete a few chores around the house. It always seems to happen when we're out of town, but Keith sold a bike and some tools while we were gone so those transactions needed to occur sooner than later.

Storm over the Wasatch Mountains with a rainbow. This is the view from our house.
Storm over the Wasatch Mountains with a rainbow. This is the view from our house.
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Riding

If my rough calculations are correct, Yi squeezed in riding about another 60 miles (97 kilometers) with almost 7000 feet (2133 meters) of climbing and trail ran about 10 miles (16 kilometers)! He enjoyed Hobble Creek Canyon so much that he returned for round two. He was able to ride at a much faster pace than the first time since he was alone. He also got to ride the Alpine Loop. He'd done it another time while visiting us. This is a beautiful scenic route connecting American Fork Canyon to Provo Canyon. He rode 21 miles (34 kilometers) with over 3000 feet (915 meters) of elevation gain!

Yi's bike at the Uinta National Forest sign as he rode the Alpine Loop
Yi's bike at the Uinta National Forest sign as he rode the Alpine Loop

Keith and Yi mountain biked at Maple Hollow South. This was Yi's first time in this mountain bike area. Keith remembers he did a fantastic job riding a bigger area than he's probably been before. However, Yi expressed feelings of not being sure if this type of mountain biking is for him. The downhill can be quite fast and technical and Yi isn't fond of heights so riding on the side of a mountain with the downward slopes is a bit to get used to.

Keith and Yi mountain biking at Maple Hollow South in Utah
Keith and Yi mountain biking at Maple Hollow South in Utah

Authentic Asian Food

Keith and I love Asian food and we're always looking for recommendations and learning experiences from Yi. During a visit in 2021, we all went to a local Asian Market so Yi could help us decide what we liked and then he even cooked us a homemade meal!

During this visit, we decided to try a hot pot restaurant so Yi could help us understand what foods might be more authentic than others. We were all pleased with the experience and delicious foods that we "cooked" ourselves. There were several options that we'd never seen before. Just recently, Keith and I went to another hot pot experience and recognized some seafood options because of Yi's teachings.

Thank You, Yi!

We are extremely grateful when we have visitors in Utah. We know it isn't easy to leave your home, especially for an extended time. We appreciate the time together on adventures and there is nothing like catching up and talking in person. Thank you Yi for these amazing memories! We hope to do it again sometime soon 😊

Do you ever have the chance to travel with friends? Do you visit with or have visitors from out of state? Let us know in the comments section below.👇 💬

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