Apr 1, 2008

Spring Dating

It's springtime in Provo! Take advantage of the (sometimes) warm weather by hiking the Y with a date or group of people. Start off by a trip to the library. Check the Special Collections section for old photos of Y Mountain and learn about the history of painting the Y. Then walk through the Hinckley Building to see photos of freshmen whitewashing the Y as they did each year.

Next, make your own trail mix. Hit up the Creamery on Ninth East and the BYU Bookstore for all your needs. Try out this blend of sweet and salty snacks:

MIX! Trail Mix
Almonds
Granola
Candy-coated chocolates
Pretzel sticks
Yogurt-covered raisins
Dried cranberries
Butterscotch chips

Mix the ingredients and put them in plastic bags for each person. Fill up water bottles and hit the trails. If you're hiking at night (or heading up at dusk to watch the sunset), remember to bring a flashlight. During daytime hikes, wear sunscreen, sunglasses and hats. Head on up and enjoy the view overlooking the Provo/Orem area. Take photos and then head back down. Relax sore muscles with a trip to the hot tub after the hike.