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Southern Utah Adventure Trip w/ 50 Activities to choose from!

Sheryl McGlochlin - Monday, November 24, 2014

Lodging at beautiful Coral Springs Resort!

St. George, Zion National Park, Snow Canyon State Park

January 16 - 19, 2015

4 day/3 night


Price based on double occupancy

Price includes:

  • Lodging at Coral Springs Resort for 3 nights/4 days
  • 10 Healthy, Delicious Meals (including Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Organized outdoor and indoor activities each day from sunrise to sunset and beyond!
  • Carpool assistance is provided

50 ACTIVITIES to choose from!

Many of these are organized with specific days and times so you will get to know others with similar interests & talents.Each person attending will be asked which of these activities they are interested in, PRIOR to the trip.You will also receive a list of what to bring based on the activities you plan to participate in.Activities range from free, minimal cost, to more pricy.

  • Snowshoeing
  • Dry Hiking
  • Ice Hiking
  • Exploring Lava Caves
  • Flat Water Kayaking
  • Stand Up Paddle Surfing
  • Helicopter Rides -  http://www.zionhelicopters.com
  • Sky Diving
  • Day Spa
  • Hot Tubbing
  • Massage
  • Boating
  • Theatrical Productions
  • Going to Concerts
  • Dancing
  • Fishing
  • Zip lining
  • Golf
  • Yoga
  • Stretching Classes
  • Sunrise & Sunset Photography
  • Nature Photography
  • Boulder Hopping
  • Star Gazing
  • Stalking Wildlife
  • Horseback Riding
  • Canyoneering
  • Rappelling
  • Basketball
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Shopping
  • Running in a Half Marathon or 5K Race
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • Bike Riding
  • Trail Running
  • Exploring Slot Canyons
  • Relaxing
  • Reading
  • Healthy Eating Cooking Classes
  • Meditating
  • Tennis
  • Roller Blading
  • Campfires
  • ATV Riding
  • Dirt Biking
  • Card and Board Games
  • Talent Show
  • Music Jam Session

Sleep when you get back home!


Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend

4 hour drive from Salt Lake City

Who is invited?

Those who love

  • being active
  • playing in a beautiful outdoor playground like Southern Utah
  • making new friends

Plenty of Outdoor Activities! VIDEO

$450/person/based on double occupancy

$200/deposit due at time of booking

Total Amount Due: Dec. 16, 2014

Call, text or email me at sheryl@liveandthrive.com or 801-278-5313 to reserve a spot today!
Tell me how you would like to pay.

Check or Credit Card payments accepted

Contact Info:

email:  sheryl@liveandthrive.com
cell:  801-278-5313
website: liveandthrive.com

  • Meet others with similar abilities and interests
  • All ages, experience and abilities are welcome
  • Wide range of indoor and outdoor activities offered. 
  • There really is something for everyone!  



          • Drive time from SLC to Coral Springs: 4 hours, one way
          • Join us as soon as you are able.  Many will arrive by 12 noon, Friday, Jan. 16.
          • On Monday, leave whenever you are ready 


          $35 Annual Club Registration Fee due before attending.  Go to: Outdoor Adventure Club

          Register here

          • Members receive many benefits and are invited to 400+ outdoor adventure outings each year AND receive discounts and assistance on rentals, lessons, equipment, National and State Park Fees and ground transportation. 




          Scenic places

          NEARBY (WITHIN 0.1 TO 10 MILES)

          Quail Lake State Park 2.1
          Utah Sports Lodge 3.2
          Sand Hollow Resevoir 5.1 Downtown St. George 8.6
          St George Municipal Airport (SGU) 9.8 Tuacahn Theater 11.9

          Zion National Park 24.8 


          Delicious, healthy, home cooked

          • Breakfast: Whole grain pancakes, eggs, bacon, hash browns, french toast, smoothies, hot whole grain cereal buffet with toppings i.e. fresh fruit, nuts, craisins, dried fruit, brown sugar, almond milk, regular milk, etc.  Toppings for pancakes include pure maple syrup, whipped cream, fruit, whipped butter 
          • Lunch:  Assorted Sandwich makings (Turkey, cheese, pickles, peanut butter, jam, honey, etc.) Fruit, Chips, Granola Bars
          • Dinner:  Italian, Asian, Mexican, and Western BBQ Dinners served Buffet Style, which allows everyone to "Build Your Own" meal to accommodate a wide variety of dietary needs and wants.  All dinners are made from scratch, healthy, hearty, and home-cooked!  All dinners include salad makings, and may include soups/stews, crackers, cheese, fruit, veggies, and dessert as well. 
          NOTE:  Provide your own snacks for in-between meals and beverages



          • 12 Noon: Meet us at Coral Springs Resort. 
          • 12 noon - 6 pm:  Lunch, activities
          • 5 - 6 pm: Dinner preparation
          • 6 - 7 pm: Dinner
          • Sunset Photo Opportunities
          • 7 - 10 pm:  Activities

          Saturday, Sunday

          • 6 - 8 am: Sunrise, activities, breakfast
          • 7 am - 6 pm:  Activities
          • 5 - 6 pm: Dinner preparation
          • 6 - 7 pm: Dinner
          • Sunset Photo Opportunities
          • 7 - 10 pm:  Activities


          • 6 - 8 am: Sunrise, breakfast, activities
          • 11 am:  Check out
          • 8 am - 5 PM: Activities 
          • Leave for home whenever you like

            Ice and Snow Hiking in Zion

            Micro spikes, pictured above, are required to hike in Zion National Park due to trail conditions which may have snow or ice on the trail. 

            • Micro Spikes are required for all hikers heading into Zion NP.  I have several brand new pair in stock, available for purchase. Cost: $50/pair
            • Micro Spikes are used on icy or snow packed trails, especially in Zion, which may have snow.
            • Micro Spikes slip over regular hiking shoes.  They offer excellent traction while hiking on ice or snowpacked trails. 

            2013 Outdoor Adventure Calendar of Events: May 1 & beyond

            Sheryl McGlochlin - Thursday, May 02, 2013

            2013 Outdoor Adventure Calendar of Events

            May - December 2013

            My next TV segment on

            KSL TV,  Studio 5

            • Tuesday, May 7
            • KSL TV, Channel 5
            • 11 AM - 12 Noon
            • Topic:  5 Favorite Paved Bike Trails in Utah

            Previous Outdoor Adventure Segments on Studio 5

            Camping Demo, Italian Dutch Oven Dinner, Campfire

            • Saturday, May 4
            • 6 - 9 PM
            • Sheryl's home in Holladay
            • RSVP via email
            • DETAILS

            Be in the loop!

            Local Weekly Hiking Calendar

            WATERFALL PHOTOS - The spring waterfall season is in full swing!  Don't miss it.

            May 4:   Stewart Falls, Provo Canyon - My 2nd FAVORITE Waterfall in Utah, next to Calf Creek Falls
            May 11: Hidden Falls, Big Cottonwood Canyon
            May 18  Donut Falls, Big Cottonwood Canyon
            May 25  Scout Falls, American Fork Canyon


            View more on Hiking CALENDAR

            Hiking Orientation Info

            • Every Saturday
            • No charge 
            • 30 minutes long
            • Held 15 - 30 minutes prior to our hike


            Canyoneering in Southern Utah

            I am excited to partner with Excursions of Escalante for all our canyoneering outings this year!
            They are truly the best guides you'll ever find in this sport.
            It's worth the 4 1/2 hours to drive to Escalante where the best slot canyons in the world are!

            See details on the CALENDAR

            Garden Info & Tour

            Garden Calendar:

            • Free Garden Tours!
            • Free Garden Newsletter Subscription
            • $100/household per year for full benefits
            • Flexible payments for those w/ financial hardships
            • 10 months/year
            • Holladay, South Jordan, East Millcreek, West Jordan
            • 3 acres
            • 14 gardens
            • Working garden members
            • All abilities/ages welcome
            • Work together as a team
            • Meet new friends
            • Flexible schedule
            • Abundance of fresh local harvest for members
            • Garden Blog
            • What our garden members are saying about us...

            Local Adventure Trips - register soon!

            • 4 day/3 night - come for all or part
            • $150/person & up (some exceptions apply)
            • Cost includes carpool/transportation, lodging, meals, *activities
            • Some activities require fee
            • Camping AND Cabin or Hotel Accommodations


            Featured Trip of the Year: 

            A few spaces still available!  It's not too late to register.

            Nov  13 - 20  Maui, Hawaii

            2013 Activities include:

            • Alpine Skiing (Downhill Skiing)
            • Alpine Coaster
            • Alpine Slide
            • Bike Riding on Paved Trails
            • Breakfast in the canyons
            • Boating - Speed Boat
            • Canyoneering
            • Camping
            • Campfires

            • Canoeing
            • Caves - Timpanogos
            • Nordic Skiing (Cross Country Skiing)
            • Dutch Oven Cooking
            • Exploring
            • Emergency Preparedness Courses
            • Fishing
            • Freeline Skating
            • Hiking
            • High Altitude Hiking
            • Horseback Riding

            • Ice Hiking
            • Kayaking - Flat Water
            • Land Paddling
            • Lake Cruise
            • Lava Tubes
            • Mountain Biking
            • Nature Photography

            • Outdoor Cooking
            • Picnic on the Peak
            • Repelling
            • River Rafting
            • Rock Climbing
            • Snowshoeing
            • Star Gazing
            • Surfing
            • Scenic Float Trips

            • Scenic Lift Rides
            • Scenic Byways
            • Snorkeling
            • Scuba Diving
            • Stand Up Paddle Surfing
            • Waterfall Hiking
            • White Water River Rafting
            • Wildlife Viewing
            • Zipfy Riding
            • Zipline Riding

            2013 Outdoor Adventure Trip Line up. Join us!

            Sheryl McGlochlin - Thursday, January 24, 2013

            Mark your calendar NOW then...

            Get ready for a year full of amazing local trips AND beyond!

            All local trips starting as low as $125/person for 4 day/3 night trip

            Details posted SOON on the Live and Thrive Calendar and my Outdoor Adventure Meetup Calendar

            • January 17 - 21   Bryce Canyon NP, Zion NP, Kodachrome Basin State Park

            • Feb. trip is posted on Meetup Now and will be posted on my website soon.  Click on the link above. URGENT!  There is ONLY 1 week (until Feb. 1) to commit to this trip!  Look it over, then RSVP if you want to join us!

            • March 21 - 24   Moab, Canyonlands, Island in the Sky, Arches, Colorado River, Fisher Towers
            • April 25 - 28  Escalante State Park, Calf Creek Upper and Lower Falls
            • May 16 - 19   Fremont Indian State Park, Bullion Falls, Marysvale, Sevier River
            • June 20 - 23  Jackson Hole, Wyoming
            • July 25 - 28   Bear Lake, Logan Canyon, Tony Grove, Naomi Peak
            • Aug 15 - 18  Mirror Lake, Bald Mountain, Uintas, High Altitude Hiking, Flaming Gorge
            • Sept 5 - 9   Lake Powell, Lees Ferry, Page, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
            • Oct 17 - 20   Manti La-Sal National Forest, Fairview, Manti, Skyline Drive, Huntington Canyon, Scofield Reservoir
            • Nov  13 - 20  Maui, Hawaii*

            *About Maui:  $1499/person includes airfare from SLC, 8 days, 7 nights, condo on the beach, all meals/food, ground transportation to a LOT of stunning waterfall hikes! 

            Activities on these trips include: 

            • Hiking to Waterfalls
            • Bike Riding
            • Canyoneering
            • Scenic Float River Trip
            • Water Skiing
            • Exploring
            • Nature Photography
            • Wildlife Tours
            • Zipline - The steepest Zipline in the World!  Utah Olympic Park near Park City!
            • Snorkeling
            • Stand up Paddle Surfing
            • Flat Water Kayaking
            • White Water River Rafting
            • Boating (19' Speed Boat)
            • Fishing
            • Horseback Riding
            • Camping
            • Dutch Oven Cooking and Outdoor Cooking
            • Hiking
            • Snowshoeing
            • Surfing
            • Rock Climbing
            • Repelling
            • Land Paddling
            • Freeline Skating

            Avalanche Safety: Take the time to learn more...

            Sheryl McGlochlin - Tuesday, November 27, 2012


            Anyone who spends any time in the Wasatch Mountains during the winter months should become familiar with the good, bad and ugly side of snow!  I mostly talk about how beautiful and magical it is.  You'll see plenty of photos I've taken of a spectacular winter wonderland, however, I pay close attention to and study up on Avalanche Danger, watching the daily activity of what's happening up in our mountains.

            I am very grateful for the Utah Avalanche Center and how hard they work to educate and keep everyone of us safe while we are playing in the snow all winter long.

            Check out the videos they have produced and subscribe to their daily newsletter to see what's happening often.

            We support and raise money for the Utah Avalanche Center since they work very hard for very little money.  They always need more money so donate to their cause if you can.  

            It's helps us all enjoy our winter playground whether we are snowshoeing, zipfy riding, skiing or snowmobiling!

            Ski Utah Winter Blog

            Sheryl McGlochlin - Tuesday, November 27, 2012


            Check this blog out if you are into Skiing or snowshoeing!  

            It will remind you just how beautiful the mountains are during the winter season!

            Utah Ski Resorts Offer Cool Summer Activities

            Sheryl McGlochlin - Tuesday, June 05, 2012

            With summer around the corner and temperatures on the rise, Utah resorts offer a cool assortment of entertaining activities perfect for all ages and energy levels.

            ALTA SKI AREA

            Alta Ski Area is open to the public all summer long for hiking and biking. Alta Lodge is open daily during the summer season from June through mid-October for meetings, retreats, weddings and lodging. The dining room and deck are open for Sunday Brunch and Saturday lunch. Continental breakfast is included with overnight lodging. Sunday Brunch is accompanied with live jazz, beginning June 3. Chef Paul Raddon, Sous-chef Sam Wolfe and their staff prepare over 40 items from around the globe. Brunch is served from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.


            Beaver Mountain is a great summer getaway located in Logan Canyon, en route to the stunning azure waters of nearby Bear Lake. Beaver Mountain rents their ski lodge for visitors, youth groups and family reunions all summer long. Also available through the resort are four-man tents, RV hook-ups and a yurt.

            BRIAN HEAD

            Brian Head will be open for summer June 23 through September 30. The resort is open Thursday-Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Lifts operate Friday-Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

            Brian Head's mountain bike park is the central hub for biking in the Brian Head area accessed by the chair lift. The resort has a hiking trail for every experience level. Visitors can ride up the chairlift and take a leisurely hike down, or hike from the bottom to a peak of over 11,000 feet. Additionally, the resort offers an 18-hole disc golf course. 

            Lastly, The Brian Head Family Adventure is a self guided interpretive and activity course along the Dixie National Forest’s new and incredibly scenic Vista Trail.  The three-mile long trail is filled with fun and exciting activities including fossil excavation, panning for gold, cattle roping, pictograph painting and rock hounding.


            CANYONS RESORT

            The 2012 Canyons summer season features fast-paced and high-flying adventures like Canyons Bike Park and Zip Tour Adventure, serene encounters with nature via an enhanced network of hiking trails. Plus, take a pedal boat on Canyons alpine lake, family favorites like fireworks, concerts, fishing, 18-hole putting course and disc golf, and award-winning culinary magic and "al fresco" dining from the Talisker Restaurant Collection.

            Signature summer events commence June 6 with the weekly Farmer's Market at Canyons (Wednesdays from noon to 6 p.m.) at the base of the Cabriolet lift. The Summer Concert Series, which in the past has featured headliners from Green Day to Cracker to BoDeans, begins July 14.


            Deer Valley Resort offers a spectacular setting to connect with Mother Nature, experience majestic mountain views, relax from the stress of everyday life and participate in activities ranging from lift-served hiking and mountain biking, scenic chairlift rides, deckside dining at Royal Street Café and Deer Valley Grocery~Café, outdoor concerts and more.

            Summer operations at the resort run seven days a week from June 15 through Labor Day and continue to be offered September 8 and 9 (conditions permitting). Summer chairlifts operate from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (conditions permitting).



            Park City Mountain Resort’s summer activities operate daily through October 21 with summer dining options like Crescent Burger, just steps away from the resort’s base area activities, and Legends Bar and Grill in the Resort Plaza. Park City Mountain Resort features several options for mountain thrills for the family. Its four-track alpine slide is one of the longest in the world. The resort’s alpine coaster banks and drops down the mountain at speeds up to 45 mph while two ZipRider lines send guests soaring through the trees 110 feet off the ground. The Flying Eagle Zip Line, in its first full summer of operation, is a two-person ride gliding over the Resort's Main Base Area. Guests can also catch big air on the Legacy Launcher, the resort's bungee-assisted trampolines, or explore a variety of hiking and mountain biking trails accessed from the Town lift, connecting the mountain directly with Park City’s historic Main Street, or PayDay Lift in the resort’s base area.

            The Adventure Zone, for kids 36 to 54 inches tall, is made up of the Spider Slide, Climbing Web, Boulders that simulate the rocky terrain of Southern Utah, and the Climbing Wall. Little Miners Park, for the resort’s youngest guests, includes a merry-go-round, airplane ride and mini train.


            Enjoy thrilling Summer Safari 4x4 Adventure Tours at Powder Mountain this summer. Guided tours in oversized off-road vehicles take guests to spectacular sites throughout the resort’s 10,000-plus acres. Tours can be tailored to meet the desires of the individual guests and ever-changing scenery, wildlife and weather. Views include overlooks of Ogden Valley, the Great Salt Lake, Uintah Mountains, Wyoming, Idaho and Nevada. Adventures are open to ages 3 and older: $75 for adults and $35 for children three to 12 years of age.

            Additionally this summer, the resort will host the annual Powder Mountain Motocross competition August 17-19.


            Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort has an exciting summer calendar jam-packed with activities and entertainment. The resort will host a variety of events, including its annual Brewfest over Father's Day weekend, free concerts every Saturday night as part of the Cool Air Concert series, Snowbird Family Flicks every Friday night, Stargazer astronomy lectures on Hidden Peak, and Oktoberfest in August, September and October. Snowbird will also host the "Queen Stage" of the Tour of Utah in August, and the 34th annual Bicycle Hill Climb and Widowmaker races. The resort is also introducing the Snowbird Adventure Races, a series of four biking, running and obstacle course races.

            Snowbird offers 10 summer activities including the Aerial Tram, Alpine Slide, Peruvian Chairlift and Tunnel, New Mountain Flyer, Climbing Wall, Bungee Trampolines, Ropes Course, Air Jumper, Mechanical Bull and Kids' Inflatables.

            Snowbird also offers horseback riding in Mineral Basin, fishing in Austin Pond, mountain biking and hiking among the beautiful wildflowers of majestic Little Cottonwood Canyon. Visitors may pick up a picnic lunch at General Gritts, or enjoy excellent dining options all summer long at The Aerie, Lodge Bistro, El Chanate and The Steak Pit.


            Snowbasin will begin summer operations Father’s Day weekend.  Needles Gondola will begin running June 16 open weekends only through early October.  Hours of operation are Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Food service at Needles Lodge will be limited to snacks and drinks until June 30 when a full lunch menu will be offered. Snowbasin will also host Saturday Night Mountain Top Dining beginning June 30, as well as Sunday Entertainment and BBQs starting Father’s Day. 


            This summer, Solitude Mountain Resort will offer lift served biking, hiking and disc golf Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning Friday June 22.

            Scenic chairlift rides and uplift for hiking and mountain biking takes place on Solitude's Sunrise triple chair. From there, visitors may explore miles of single track on Diggler Scooters or mountain bikes, or explore some of the most geologically diverse terrain in the state by foot. Solitude's high alpine course also offers 18 holes of disc golf.

            On Saturdays and Sundays, brunch and dinner will be served throughout the summer at Kimi's Mountainside Bistro, or follow a guide on a short alpine hike to the Yurt at Solitude where a chef prepares a four-course meal while guests watch the sun set on the Wasatch. For lighter fare, the Stone Haus Pizzeria & Creamery is open Wednesdays through Sundays for lunch or dinner, serving hand crafted pizzas, barbecue, Starbucks Coffee, gourmet Ice Cream, salads, snacks and more.


            Nestled within thousands of acres of Rocky Mountain wilderness, Sundance offers some of the most spectacular hiking terrain in the West. From the rugged peaks of Mt. Timpanogos to lush waterfalls and deep canyon valleys, the terrain is sure to please all types of hikers. And with an incredible array of wildflowers and wildlife, explorers of all ages will find adventure at every turn. Visitors are free to explore on their own or join a guided hike. Don't miss Sundance's famed Foundry Grill Sunday Brunch, winner of Utah's Best of State award.

            Bikers will enjoy the same terrain that makes skiing and snowboarding at Sundance so amazing. Ride the lift up, along with your bike and then experience some remarkable trails. Day passes, twilight passes and season passes are available. Sundance also offers scenic lift rides, including full moon lift rides, horse backing riding and fly fishing.


            Experience the new Adventure Courses at Utah Olympic Park this summer. These unique activities challenge guests to overcome fear, test their limits, and build skills as they weave through an intricate course of ropes and other features. The courses offer guests memorable team-building experiences and may also be rented for private groups. Guests may also take a ride down the Olympic Track in a bobsled, ride the world’s steepest zipline, or take a scenic alpine slide ride along the Olympic ski jumps. Watch the Flying Aces soar up to 60 feet in the air, while flipping and twisting on skis, during the Flying Ace All Star Freestyle Pool Show presented by Montage Deer Valley on Saturday’s at 5 p.m., June 9 – Sept 1.

            Utah Olympic Park’s Freestyle Clinics and Private Lessons are perfect for anyone who wants to learn to jump into the freestyle pool on skis and a great family activity.  Reservations may be made by calling (435) 658-4200 or online at UtahOlympicLegacy.com. The Olympic venue is open daily and admission is FREE.

            A complete resort summer events calendar may also be found by visiting


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