Early Snow (Butterfield Canyon)

Posted: 26th October 2010 by Jonathan Wood in Walking
Tags:
Stopping for a Break

Stopping for a Break

Today, I again decided to take the dog walking up Butterfield and allow her to chase the deer and other animals up here. For the first time in a while, portions of the mountains contained white patches of snow. It wasn’t deep enough to require snowshoes or anything like that, but definitely had the feel of Winter.

On the Trail

On the Trail

I found a spot I hadn’t parked at before roughly half way up the canyon. Although I consider this a mid-week walk, it had a pretty good climb of around 20 minutes until I reached the ridge that runs along the South side of the canyon.

The dog is absolutely crazy about the wildlife we see up here, especially deer. At one point, I stopped to see where she was. I couldn’t see her but then a jack rabbit came running towards me, with the dog not far behind. Apparently, the rabbit didn’t see me and came within a few feet. I wish I had a picture of that, but it was over long before I could’ve dug my camera out.

Looking West

Looking West

Once I hit the ridge, I walked West for a while before heading back down another small valley. Not much to say. Just a nice day out as we head into the colder months in Salt Lake City

  1. I’m pretty sure you’re right about dogs chasing deers. I’ve also heard of dogs being injured from being kicked. But what am I do to? She seems to love it more than anything else.

    But I do try to be careful if there might be other people around. (BTW, she has no chance of ever catching one.)