Archive for November, 2010

Breaking Out the Snowshoes (Rose Canyon)

Posted: 26th November 2010 by Jonathan Wood in Snowshoeing
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My hikes have all been last-minute recently. That is, I didn’t know where I was going to hike until the morning just before the hike! Normally, I try and plan my hikes more in advance so I can post them on Trail Calendar. The problem is that we’ve been kind of between hiking and snowshoeing […]

Gear Review: MICROspikes

Posted: 20th November 2010 by Jonathan Wood in Gear Review
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MICROspikes slip over your boots or shoes. They consist of a stretchable rubber section that wraps over your shoes. The rubber section is connected to network of chains, which in turn are attached to hard pieces of metal with spikes. I have some great snowshoes that I like to use when going in snow that […]

Grandeur Peak (Mill Creek Canyon)

Posted: 19th November 2010 by Jonathan Wood in Hiking
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I really didn’t know where I would hike today. I’ve been spending a lot of time in the Oquirrhs lately and needed something different. I also wasn’t sure what to expect as far as the amount of snow on the ground (it won’t be long before I’ll be breaking out the snowshoes). And, frankly, I […]

Footprints in the Snow (Butterfield Canyon)

Posted: 12th November 2010 by Jonathan Wood in Hiking
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I’ve been spending quite a bit of time up Butterfield Canyon this Summer. It’s not too far, it’s free, I can take the dog, and the dog is crazy about all the wildlife up there.┬áSo as I wait for enough snow to start snowshoeing the Wasatch mountains, I decided to take one last long hike […]

Rose Canyon

Posted: 5th November 2010 by Jonathan Wood in Hiking
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Well, Summer got a reprieve this week. After colder temperatures and snow in the Salt Lake valley last weekend, the temperature were up around 70 degrees this weekend! I had planned to have one last hike up Butterfield Canyon today before they closed the canyon, but I was too late. As I entered the canyon, […]