*The parks. There are very few places that have amazing, clean, beautifully well-keps parks like Provo does.
The header for this series was done by Ashley Christensen the amazing artist behind Ashmae.
John Chamberlain and I have been talking about a hike up Slate Canyon for too long. Last Friday Sue and I finally got together with him for the long awaited hike.
John has been telling me about a little known trail that was created as part of FDR’s “New Deal.” Despite his best efforts the trail has become overgrown and hard to follow.
Most Slate Canyon hikers stay down in the bottom of the canyon along the dirt road. This trail takes you high along the South side of the canyon. The views are spectacular and each bend in the trail calls out for you to see what’s ahead. We hiked for an hour and a half and then had to come back.
If you’re interested in taking the hike you have two options.
1) Ask John to take you on a guided tour or
2) Follow my directions: At the second parking lot head East and take the small trail that’s hard to find. When the small trail takes a fork look for the two rocks John set on top of each other and take the other fork. When you reach the fork that even John got mixed up at, take the left fork.
Don’t forget your water!
Today during our Gang Task Force Steering Committee meeting we discussed spice. Here are some facts about spice.
- Spice is a new synthetic drug being smoked to produce a high similar to marijuana or hashish.
- Utah County recently passed an ordinance against smoking it but not the sale or possession of it.
- Spice is being used as an alternative to marijuana by many who are unaware of the dangers.
- It is becoming a problem in Provo’s schools.
- The Provo Council is considering taking action.
- The State Legislature will likely take action on it this session.
- I will be cheering the council onward as they discuss banning this in Provo.
Now ready for this? In the meeting I was told that it could be purchased in a Provo store. Some of us on the committee found that hard to believe so we got in our cars and drove over to the store, walked in, laid down our 6 bucks and bought an ounce of spice.
You can imagine the response back in the Mayor’s office when I walked in with my baggy of spice.