Mirror Lake, Utah and a first video attempt.

Mirror Lake; Know before you go!

Mirror Lake; Know before you go!I have a post on budget skincare, a video tour of my current vanity table set up and a review of the Sirtfood Diet all coming up this week, but before I get to those, I want to show you what we got up to this weekend.We spent time up at Mirror Lake, in the Uintah mountains here in Utah. We try to get away outdoors every weekend…..and really, any other time we can possibly squeeze it in. I am a firm believer in spending time outdoors for your overall wellbeing. My mom is the person whom I credit for ingraining that into me from a young age and my husband, being an avid outdoorsman, took it to the next level.
Mirror Lake is easy to get to from “Mirror Lake Highway”,which starts in the tiny town Kamas, UT. The road is only open in the summer (except to snowmobiles the rest of the year) and if you go, try to go early in the season to avoid the crowds. It was almost empty while we were up there, with a lot of snow still on the ground. In fact, we could have brought our snowshoes and gone hiking a bit, but we weren’t prepared. Snowshoeing in mid June! WHAT? The drive will take you by many beautiful mountain lakes on your way.  When you reach Mirror lake you are at approximately 10,050 ft in elevation and the lake its self encompasses almost 54 acres.

Fair warning: This was a bit of an afterthought. I don’t know the first thing about video or video editing, but I intend to learn. (Also- I’m not sure why I said the word “crisp” like that. Stage fright I guess,lol).

So, let me know if you’d like to see more (and better!) video, as well as anything else that interests you here in my little space of the web.

Other things to note if you go to Mirror Lake:

*As you go through Samak on Mirror Lake Highway, consider stopping in to The Notch Pub, for a great meal and a beer. (Over 21 only though. Nothing sketchy….. just trying to comply with the odd Utah alcohol laws!)

*If you have kids with you, try Dicks Drive In in Kamas for some of the best old fashioned burgers/fries!!

*As you drive, keep your eyes open for a very interesting ranch sign. You’ll want a picture, trust me. 

*No matter when you go, it will be cooler at the top so have some layers.

*If you are a fisherman, pack your rod. Mirror Lake is famous for rainbow, brook and tiger trout.

* During the summer, there are toilets, day use areas and campsites available.

 

Thanks so much for reading , sharing and commenting!

Don’t forget to check out my posts on Over 40 Skincare Part 1 and Part 2 .

And let me know in the comments if you want to see more travel videos!

Until next time!

~Melissa

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6 Comments

  1. June 12, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    What amazing scenery! Do a video every week where you take us on a hike! I’ll sit on my back side while you do all the layering and sweating part, ok? Cheers! xx

    • melissa
      June 12, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      Ha! ha! Thanks Lisa- Bloom where you are planted and all that jazz! And I will happily *try* to do a video each week! We do get to see some of the most breathtaking parts of the country, some of which you can only get to with your own two feet. But I’d wager there was more sweating at the Chelsea Flower Show than I’m likely to get here in mountains of Utah. It snowed today……IN JUNE. What the heck Utah? What the heck? Thanks so much for reading and commenting – I love love your style and your wit!

  2. June 16, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    I just found your blog through Saturday Share. I love it! I’m in Idaho in the mountains and love to hike. I am always wishing everyone could share the beauty of my surroundings! Well done! Peace!
    Cheryl Tucker
    http://www.northwestmountainliving.com

    • melissa
      June 16, 2017 / 2:45 pm

      Thank you Cheryl! We are lucky indeed. I am hoping to get to Idaho soon. My son was there recently and the photos he took were amazing! Thanks so much for reading and commenting. Keep hiking- I can’t think of anything better. We are looking forward to our first backpacking/camping trip in Utah soon(We’ve only been here 6 weeks). We couldn’t get enough of it when we lived in Colorado. I can hardly wait!

  3. September 5, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    Looks like you had a blast!

    • melissa
      September 7, 2017 / 12:01 pm

      We did. Utah is a lovely state.
      ~Melissa xx

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