Archive for February, 2011

South Mountain (Herriman)

Posted: 26th February 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Hiking
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More storms have been moving through Utah this week and it was snowing again when I headed out today. With the new snow, I remain quite concerned about avalanche danger. Partly because of this, I decided to keep at a lower altitude today. I spent a little time using Google Earth to explore the Herriman […]

Hiking in the Rain (Mount Van Cott)

Posted: 19th February 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Hiking
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For those who don’t know, I first got involved in hiking as a result of a process that reversed a couple of health concerns. That process completely transformed me physically but it did not come easy. It took some commitment and, when it turns out to be raining on a hiking day, well, that just […]

Mid-Week Hike in Yellow Fork (Rose) Canyon

Posted: 15th February 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Hiking
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I managed to get a short mid-week hike in today. It was a blustery day without much sunshine. Although the weather has been well above average lately, it definitely got a little chilly in the wind. I drove up Rose Canyon (behind Herriman) at the South end of the valley. If you take the road […]

Birch Hollow/Terraces Loop (Mill Creek Canyon)

Posted: 12th February 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Hiking
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A beautiful day today. I was late getting started but was glad to be out in the warmer weather.┬áThe Sun was shining the entire time. While there’s still quite a bit of snow up Mill Creek Canyon, there were patches where I actually saw dry, green grass on the South-facing slopes. I took the Birch […]

Butterfield Canyon

Posted: 5th February 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Snowshoeing
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After pretty good hikes the last two weeks, I had a relatively easy one today up Butterfield Canyon (yet again). The forecast had called for rain and snow today but it was just overcast. The weather actually felt warm compared to what it’s been. That is, until feeling the wind up on the ridge. The […]