A Crony in Ruin
So yesterday, Tony and I went for a quick ride up at Lambert park again. It was a little chilly but we were out there anyway. We took of in our usual spot, at the Bowery. The Bowery is a picnicking spot you can reserve. It has a volley ball court and close to the spring.
It is just a short walk from there to get on a trail. Tony and I went up spring as usual, like I said, and made our way past middle spring. We stopped at the top for a moment to catch a look at the spring, which is running good. The winter melt of is starting slowly but it will pick up. We went down the full spring trail and ended up at Ruin.
This place is an old summer house built of rocks and cement. It was built by George Cannon Lambert. He had purchased this 129 acres in Alpine in 1909. Here he planted a large orchard and raised some cattle. He had also built a red barn, that is no longer there. It is said to have had a bell tower. The city of Alpine purchased this property in 1957 quite a few decades after the death of George Lambert. This intern created the largest city owned park in the area. It has gone through some changes since then.
There is a rodeo arena to the north of the Bowery. If you hiking or biking there is some benches carves from old trees place in a few areas, so you can sit and enjoy nature. The views from this place a extraordinary. You can look out over Utah valley and see Utah lake To the south east.
Looking north you see Lone Peak. To the west you can look out across the Wasatch front. There are still orchards and cattle and a bunch of new houses. Which in my opinion shouldn’t be there. This is a great trail head leading to some nice hikes up the Lone Peak side called Dry Creek. So Thanks to the legacy of George Lambert and the city of Alpine we have our own 11 miles of trails to enjoy.