As you may or may not be aware, I’m a high school World History teacher. For the past six years (whoa, it’s been that long?!) I’ve been lucky enough participate in the Advanced Placement World History Reading where teachers and college professors from all over get together and score the student essays. I know people think it is crazy for a teacher to spend an entire week of their summer reading essays, but one of the ways that helps me keep my sanity during a week of essays is by enjoying everything the great outdoors has to offer.
Because we finishing reading essays at 5pm, there are a limited amount of trails that we can feasibly do. One hike that was short, sweet, and had a great view was Bells Canyon Reservoir. The Bells Canyon Trail is much longer than what we did (including a waterfall and another reservoir). The hike to the first reservoir from the Granite Trail head was a nice 1.5 miles RT with a 500 ft. elevation gain. Nothing too intense, but enough to get your legs going after an entire day of sitting! And at the end, you get to enjoy this amazing view!