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Magpie Adventures: Charlie’s Monument

  1. Meagan says:

    This looks so beautiful! I’d love to go hiking up there and take my family. We will have to carve out some time to do that hopefully before the weather gets really cold. I love all the flowers and fun trails. Great family outing!

    • Missy says:

      The fall is such a gorgeous time up there! Take a family drive down the Skyline then go for a hike to Charlie’s! End the day with dinner at the little diner in the gas station on the north side of the road in Fairview. It has delicious food!

  2. Jenny says:

    After reading this book a million times with grandma lindsay, how did I never know there was a real monument? Bucket list.

    • Missy says:

      You guys will have to come up to the cabin some time and we can all hike to it! It’s been too long since our fams have played.

      • Jenny says:

        It really has been way too long. I think the last time I was up there was when you had your wisdom teeth out. I think we need to do something about that.

  3. Aliza B says:

    My family planned to drive and look at the changing colors of the leaves. The aspens would probably be beautiful. We will have to go in the spring too, because we love seeing wildflowers.

    • Missy says:

      You should! It’s so lovely in the fall! I’ll bet your kids would love to stop off and learn about the Mammoths, just up the road from the turn off to Charlie’s!

  4. Leah says:

    This is wonderful! My dad was over just last night, and finished reading Charlie’s Monument to my kids and I. So naturally, I was curious. I want to send him a link to this page, but as I know he will ask, may I ask you how your family came to know where it was? Thank you for sharing how to get there.
    Meliah “Leah” Crow

    • Missy says:

      I spent a big portion of my summers in Sanpete County growing up. I don’t know who first started calling it Charlie’s but I know there are a few monuments just like it sprinkled around the county. I’m not sure where the real one is, or if it still exists, but this one is real for us. Thanks for the comment and for loving the book as much as we do!

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