Archive for April, 2011

Mount Van Cott

Posted: 30th April 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Hiking
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Tomorrow is the first day of May and I woke up this morning with nearly four inches of new snow in my backyard. It’s definitely time for some warmer weather! It’s still hard to predict conditions in the mountains so I again headed up to Mount Van Cott. Starting from the valley, just behind the […]

Butterfield Canyon

Posted: 23rd April 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Hiking
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Winter still seems unwilling to fully release its grip on Northern Utah. Although temperatures have improved, we’re still seeing several storms each week, most all of which have included mountain snow. I managed to get out today before the forecast rains began. There was no sunshine but temperatures were reasonably mild. I decided (yet again) […]

Big Beacon (Mt Wire)

Posted: 16th April 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Hiking

Decided to again head up to Big Beacon (Mt Wire) today, starting from the West side of the mountain. I parked along the road that runs South of the entrance to┬áRed Butte Garden, behind the University of Utah. (See map.) Mt Wire is a smaller mountain but this hike, with an elevation gain of nearly […]

Neff’s Canyon Partial (Mill Creek Canyon)

Posted: 9th April 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Snowshoeing
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While I don’t consider this blog a place for me to vent my current feelings, I will say that things have been somewhat difficult in my personal life recently. And the events of the past week have left me somewhat stressed and angry. So after a Spring of constant rain, I was not particularly happy […]

Gear Review: Garmin Oregon 450 GPS

Posted: 3rd April 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Gear Review
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Let me start off by saying that I’m new to the world of Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Initially, I just wanted something that would track where I hiked so I could later view it with mapping software and then post the maps on my hiking blog. However, I do love high-tech gadgets and, after having […]

Butterfield Canyon

Posted: 2nd April 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Hiking
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And yet another hike up Butterfield Canyon today. I like Butterfield because it’s fairly close, is free, and I can take the dog. I also tend to see a fair amount of wildlife along this canyon. However, the downside is that there’s really only route that gains altitude from the gate, which is closed during […]