Spring is in full bloom and summer is just around the corner. With the days of cabin fever behind us, it’s time to head to Bryce Canyon Country for some can’t miss events.
June 14-15: Bryce 100-mile, 50-mile and 50k Trail Run
The Bryce Canyon Ultra 100-mile, 50-mile and 50k Trail Run runs along the western edge of the Paunsaugunt plateau. Run along the rim at roughly 8,000 to 9,000 feet; there’s a total elevation gain of 1,900 feet
The Panguitch Quilt Walk Festival commemorates a life-saving trek by seven Mormon pioneers in the winter of 1864. The 2012 festival will be held Thursday, June 7 through Saturday, June 9 in Panguitch, located northwest of Bryce Canyon National Park near the intersection of Scenic Highway 12 and Highway 89.
The story that inspired the festival occurred in 1864, when Mormon pioneers from Fairview (now known as Panguitch) faced starvation as
How quilts helped save the lives of Utah pioneers.
Panguitch, Utah was established in 1863 under the name of Fairview. Panguitch sits at an elevation of 6,600 feet, and this elevation allows for a shorter than normal growing season. In 1864 significant snow storms came too early and the wheat crops were unable to mature, and therefore difficult to grind into flour.
The pioneer settlers boiled the wheat
The Panguitch Quilt Walk Festival commemorates the valiant efforts of seven Mormon pioneers who braved the 40-mile trek from Panguitch to Parowan in search of food and supplies during a devastating winter in 1864. As they struggled through the waist-deep snow, they abandoned their wagon and oxen, but never their hope. They saw a way to forge ahead as they knelt on quilts in a prayer circle, and realized they didn’t sink. By laying a path of quilts over
Panguitch is gearing up for its annual Quilt Walk Festival. The festival celebrates the rich pioneer heritage found in this area. The Quilt Walk Story revolves around the initial attempt to settle Panguitch in 1864. As the story goes a group of seven men with a wagon pulled by two oxen set out to get food from Parowan, 40 miles away. In their weakened state, the men struggled with