Our first full day in Park City found me awake before the sun crested the hill behind our tent. It felt good the get a shower.
We had a 9:12 a.m. tee time at the Park City Golf Club, an old course owned by the city, right on prime real estate. We were partnered with a local guy Gary who was a spry 70ish and still slapping the ball a ways. He played from the blue middle tees like we did and gave us advice on every shot. Josh shot a nice 39 on the front while I once again had trouble hitting the greens and shot a 49 going out.
Another local Ben joined us on the back. He is 92 years young and still playing regularly. You should have heard those two talking smack to each other. By the time we finished, it was 85 degrees and the afternoon breeze was picking up. We had a late lunch at the highly recommended Blue Iguana in the old part of downtown Park City. The steak in the asada burrito I had was excellent.
We got back to our campsite at Park City RV Resort, and I prepped our bikes for a ride. Our campsite is conveniently located near the East Canyon Creek trailhead, so we rode the mile or so over on the convenient paved bike path.
So up we rode, onto the hills behind our tent.
On the ride up, I wasn’t sure Josh was going to make it. I think I was feeling the altitude as well, as both my legs were tingling. Weird! The payoff from the four miles of climb was, of course, the downhill fun!
Now, I think we are going to the pool to chill out and rehydrate. Maybe after that we will check out the Park City Brewery, which just happens to be at the other trailhead we came out at. I’m thinking about an early morning ride on the hills behind our tent again before hitting the Park City Resort chair lift-serviced trails about noon, before our 3 p.m. tee time at the Canyon Resort.