I went and rode the Dutch Hollow trails at Wasatch Mountain State Park and stopped by the lot to make some measurements afterward. Who knew the choices I would encounter on my ride? What could go wrong!
On my way to the property I saw a plume of smoke, not able to tell how far away, of course I was concerned. After coming off the highway and turning west I could see it was MUCH further away, apparently near Deer Creek reservoir. This shot is a panorama of the smoke drifting over the Heber Valley from atop Boneyard on my bike ride.
I stopped by Trail’s End and staked the 30′ setback for the Northwest corner where a house will probably go. The house will be south and east from this corner. This is likely the best spot for the house, as it is a very buildable area and affords the best views. Later I will take a ladder and make a photo of the view from the level at which the house will sit to get a better idea of height and views.
One of the first things we did after getting the lot, was spray and cut a lot of the ‘bad’ weeds, not as if there are good weeds. It’s been a bad year for thistle, due to the wet spring I think and we had our share. We thought if we could get some of this under control it would help it not get out of hand in the long run. Now if the rest of the community would do the same…
Late June 2015, we were driving through a neighborhood in Midway, Utah, the same one we had driven through 11 years before looking for a lot on which to build a cabin, my wife, ‘L’, saw a for sale by owner sign that drew us to this property.
We pulled over, walked around the lot and had a good feeling. Generally, you can go by the idea, “does it feel right?”. This one did. After much due diligence we closed on the property July 20, 2015 where we will build a modest, modern home, warm with wood accents on this 1 acre lot with views of the Heber Valley.
The best part might be that it has a mountain bike/hiking trail running right through it!!! The lot, of course is private property, and a trail at Wasatch Mountain State Park ends at our property line, thus the name “Trail’s End”. Although, it’s just the beginning for us.
Follow us through our journey of the “Trail’s End House”.