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Heber Valley Utah: 8 Reasons You Should Visit

Are you ready for some adventure? Regardless if you are looking for soft adventure or extreme adventure it can all be found a short 50 minutes from Salt Lake City in Heber Valley, Utah. When you visit Utah, this destination is ideal!  Surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains there are adventurous activities for every season. If you like the slow pace of a nice hike or would rather zip across the sky, Heber Valley, Utah invites you to come and get your adventure on.

Heber Valley is known as Utah’s Switzerland because of the rugged beauty of Mount Timpanogos. There are green meadows, streams, cool climate, and a large population of Swiss people who settled here in the 1800s. This is a great opportunity to enjoy beautiful mountain views with a hint of Europe without having to break out the passport.

Visit Utah and Heber Valley for a great adventure vacation with friends and family!  Tons of outdoor adventures await in this gorgeous area of the country!

Zipline: Take a flight through the skies on 2 different ziplines and an aerial bridge that covers more than 3000 feet. Enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains while your fly through the air, never once touching the ground until the end of the course.

Hike: Short hikes, long hikes, strenuous hikes, and easy hikes are all available in Heber Valley. Walk through Aspen stands, spot wildlife and enjoy the simplicity of the great outdoors. There are over 200 miles of hiking trails waiting to be discovered when you visit Utah.

Scuba Diving Certification: This is a one of a kind opportunity when you visit Utah. The Homestead Resort is home to the world famous Homestead Crater. The crater is a 55-foot tall hollowed out rock that is filled by mother nature with naturally heated mineral water. I love that I can receive a scuba certification in Utah in warm water.

Fishing: If you prefer staying on top of the water instead of under it head over to the Provo River for fantastic river fishing. It’s estimated that the river has 45,000 fish per river mile and is known for its quality of fish, ease of access, and beautiful surroundings.

Biking: Just like there are trails for every hiking level there are bike trails for every mountain biking level. For the more experienced bikers be sure to check out Cummings Parkway Loop which is at least 26 miles, but could be more depending on the route.  I’ve heard that Cummings Parkway Loop has some of the most scenic viewpoints in the area.

Golf: For those that prefer their adventures a little more green Heber Valley has 90 holes of golf between five public courses. This is a great relaxing destination for anyone who wants to visit Utah.

Snowmobile: Fuel up the sleds, dress warm and head on out to one of the best snowmobiling regions in the area. There are over 1000 miles for snowmobiles to travel. Oh, and over 200 of those miles are groomed!

Winter Sports The Valley offers a variety of winter snow sports including downhill skiing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snow tubing and ice skating. This is THE place to be if you love winter sports. Make plans now to get away this winter for some fun in the snow.

Source: Justshortofcrazy

George RR Martin's Wild Cards superhero books set for TV

Author George RR Martin's epic science fiction story series Wild Cards is to be developed for TV following the success of Game of Thrones.

The 22 volumes imagine a scenario in which an alien virus spread across the Earth after World War Two.

Most humans are wiped out, some are left deformed and 1% gain superpowers, which they may use for good or evil.

The TV rights have been bought by Universal Cable Productions, which was behind shows like Psych and Mr Robot.

"Development will begin immediately on what we hope will be the first of several interlocking series," Martin wrote.

The author has enlisted more than 30 writers to join him in contributing to the Wild Cards anthologies, graphic novels and games since the series began in 1986.

'Thousands of stories'

"Most of all it is a universe, as large and diverse and exciting as the comic book universes of Marvel and DC (though somewhat grittier, and considerably more realistic and more consistent), with an enormous cast of characters both major and minor," Martin wrote.

"There are thousands of stories to be told in the world of the Wild Cards."

Martin will not work on the series himself because he has an exclusive development deal with HBO, but will hand it over to Wild Cards assistant editor and writer Melinda Snodgrass and former DC Comics and Syfy Films writer and producer Gregory Noveck.

"They know and love the Wild Cards universe almost as well as I do, and I think they will do a terrific job," Martin said. "Wish them luck."

Source:BBC

 

“Suicide Squad” Adds Key DC Character Weeks Before Release

Spoiler Alert: Don't read further if you don't want to know about a key addition to Suicide Squad ...

How’s this for a news Flash: Due to a last-minute bout of filming, The Flash will be making an appearance in Suicide Squad, Warner Bros.’ heavily-hyped DC superhero movie that opens in one week, according to several sources.

Ezra Miller, who plays the hero, recently wrapped shooting a scene that will be inserted into the movie, which bows Aug. 5. It is unclear whether the scene was shot in April, when the movie underwent over a week of reshoots, or more recently.

Warners had no comment.

The scene, according to sources, will not be an end credit insert but in the movie itself.

Suicide Squad, which counts Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie amongst its ensemble cast, already has enormous audience interest and is tracking to debut to a $125 million opening weekend, if not significantly higher.

But the fact that Warner Bros. added The Flash late in the process is a testament to how it sees the character as being integral to the DC Extended Universe and as a character who can tie many threads together.

Fans seem to be embracing Miller as that character, who is younger and less serious in tone than Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill) or Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). It also highlights the studio's desire to cement an interlocking series of films to rival Marvel Studios' successful Avengers movies.

After the disappointing audience reaction to Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warners sought to reshape the tone of Justice League, which began shooting just weeks after BvS opened and is set for a Nov. 17, 2017, release. The footage shown at San Diego Comic-Con included one-liners and a snappy tone lacking from BvS (and present in most of the Marvel Studios movies). And the key scene presented was Bruce Wayne recruiting Barry Allen, aka The Flash.

As opposed to the usual take on The Flash, who in comic book lore is generally portrayed as a forensic police officer, Justice League seems to be casting the character as a weird but funny loner who knows he needs friends and is in awe of the other superheroes. He seems to be acting as the audience’s eyes in the story, the human amongst the titans (even though he can stop time).

The scene shown to the Comic-Con faithful was funny and fresh, and the slow, crackling lightning around Allen received an enthusiastic response. Warners was taking notes.

The question now is whether or not The Flash, who can travel through time, will pop up in Wonder Woman.

Source: EW

 

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