by Sam Cockayne
Salt Lake City, UT
Hey guys! I am Sam and I live in the gorgeous Salt Lake City, Utah. If you haven't been, I would highly suggest a trip out here, especially if you are an outdoorsy person like I am! Salt Lake is known to most by the prominent religion that most people belong to, but Salt Lake is a hidden gem chalk full of outdoor adventures! You like to ski? We have the greatest snow on Earth! Avid hiker or mountain biker? More trails than you could ever imagine! Rock climber? We got you bro! And the best part is how incredibly close everything is to the city. In other places, you may have to drive hours to get to the ski resorts, but here, they are quite literally in your backyard! I am an avid photographer/hiker/adventurer and so I pretty much live in the most incredible place for it because I am always just a gorgeous canyon drive away from a new adventure. Whether it's 85 degrees and sunny, or 14 degrees and dumping snow, there is always a new memory just waiting to happen right up the canyon. Winter hikes are some of my favorite things to do. I absolutely love the way the trees look right after it stopped snowing and everything has a lovely dusting of snow, and there is no better way to see it than to bundle up, grab the camera, pack a lunch, grab my boyfriend, and head on up a trail up Big Cottonwood Canyon. There is something so relaxing about being out there in the trees, surrounded by nothing except nature that I cannot get enough of!
Everyone needs an escape from their daily routine. I work full time managing a bakery, do part time photography jobs, attend college, and try to maintain a social life and let me tell you, it can get overwhelming. But no matter what life throws at me I can always find a little peace chilling in my hammock, snapping some pictures up one of the canyons. I love where I live and I cant imagine living anywhere else! Salt Lake is my home and it will always be my happy place. I love to travel and have been to many countries all over the world and that is always such an incredible experience and I will never stop traveling, but everyone needs a place to call home, and this lovely little valley is my home. Salt Lake is a place full of terrific adventures, breathtaking sunsets, and happy people who are simply high on life. So if you do live here, you know exactly what I am talking about, and if you have never been, you need to add it to your bucket list!
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