August 7, 2022 on

Day 34 – Salt Lake City

After bidding farewell to Bret & Nora, I rode from Lindon to Salt Lake City on the previously mentioned Murdock Canal Trail & The Jordan River Trail. 50 miles of which 48 were paved trail. The Murdock trail It’s about 10 years old and is in almost pristine shape, except for some cracks that do give you a little jolt. The JRT is older and as many more cracks and tree roots in spots. Overall I went between two major cities without getting on the road. Pretty impressive. And the bike infrastructure in both Provo in Salt Lake City areas are great.

I got to Salt Lake City about 2 and walked around the temple grounds and the state capital building grounds and did a little self-guided tour around downtown Salt Lake City. Had a beer and something to eat at Gracie’s bar and then made my way to my warm showers host Austin’s house. As with all my other experiences with warm showers hosts, he was welcoming and full of local info. Early tomorrow we’re taking our bikes on the Front Runner train to the Clearfield stop where I will ride to Antelope Island where I can see the Great Salt Lake close up, and Austin has a errand to run. Love the local guides!

it looks like my Tahoe to Sacramento plans are fading with the increasing smoke. Even tomorrow will be dicey and I’ll need to wear an n95. I will probably just extend my Amtrak ticket to Sacramento and replan from there. Stay tuned.


  1. Sarah Rito

    Pictures are amazing! Good luck with the reroute. Talk to you soon!

  2. Bob

    I’m really enjoying your pics, Paul. I am beyond impressed with your ability to do this, but what amazing sights, sounds and smells!! You are very much missed on the Avenue, and look forward to your return to Happy Valley before the year runs out!

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