Archive for July, 2011

Butterfield Peaks (Butterfield Canyon)

Posted: 30th July 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Hiking
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And I took yet another hike up to the Butterfield Peaks today. I’ve been spending a lot of time up here lately, experimenting with various routes up these hills. I don’t necessarily recommend this particular route. It was very steep with no good trail. Much of this hike was spent pulling myself up by grabbing […]

Butterfield Peaks and Beyond (Butterfield Canyon)

Posted: 23rd July 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Hiking
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Headed up to Butterfield Peaks again, in the same area I hiked last week. I actually did another Butterfield Canyon hike yesterday. I didn’t take my camera or GPS and so I didn’t write a blog for that hike. Yesterday’s hike wasn’t very long but I climbed for about an hour. Because of that, I […]

Butterfield Peaks (Butterfield Canyon)

Posted: 16th July 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Hiking
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Now that the gates have been opening in some of my favorite canyons, I suddenly have a number of new options for my weekly hike. Today, I headed up Butterfield and hiked to the Butterfield Peaks. I drove up the canyon to the point where is starts down on the Tooele side and parked there. There […]

60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City (Gear Review)

Posted: 12th July 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Gear Review
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If you are wanting to hike the mountains around Salt Lake City but don’t really know where the good trails are, you may want to obtain a guide. One guide you might consider is the Salt Lake City edition of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles (Menasha Ridge Press). This book describes 60 hikes, in considerable detail, […]

Big Water Trail to Dog Lake (Mill Creek Canyon)

Posted: 9th July 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Hiking
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For the second time in a week, I took another hike to Dog Lake from Mill Creek Canyon. I usually take the Little Water trail, which is shorter and steeper. Today, I hiked with some friends who are not regular hikers and we took the Big Water trail, which is longer but has a gentler […]

Dog Lake and Little Water Peak (Mill Creek Canyon)

Posted: 2nd July 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Hiking

I was glad to find that the Mill Creek Canyon gate had opened yesterday on schedule, and that the opening was not delayed due to increased snowfall this Spring. Now that we are well into Summer, many new hiking opportunities are opening up. So today, I parked at the parking lot at the very end of […]