Archive for the ‘Hiking’ Category

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 […]

Neff’s Canyon/Mount Olympus Ridge

Posted: 25th June 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Hiking
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Today was an interesting day. I’ve been extremely busy with computer stuff and really wanted to get a workout in the mountains today. The forecast was calling for highs near 90. I handle the heat pretty well but my dog doesn’t. We started by driving to Bells Canyon, which has some reservoirs that could keep the […]

The Terraces to Bowman Fork (Mill Creek Canyon)

Posted: 18th June 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Hiking
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After taking a casual hike yesterday, I wanted to do something more today–but not too much. With the weather getting warmer, I went for a North-facing slope with plenty of trees for shade. This took me up Mill Creek Canyon to the Terraces picnic area. I took the trail through Bowman Fork. (See map below.) […]

Butterfield Canyon

Posted: 11th June 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Hiking

And once again I headed up to Butterfield Canyon today. Lately, I’ve been alternating each week between a “more substantial” hike and hiking along Butterfield Canyon. Me and my dog like Butterfield but I also like to vary my hikes. Each Butterfield hike is nearly the same right now because the gate is closed at […]

Elbow Fork to Mount Aire (Mill Creek Canyon)

Posted: 4th June 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Hiking
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Today was a beautiful day to be in the mountains. For the most part, the Sun was shining and temperatures ranged from a little too warm to a little too cold. You can’t ask for more than that. I was thinking the gate (part way up Mill Creek Canyon) opened on June 1, but apparently […]

Butterfield Canyon

Posted: 28th May 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Hiking
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After a pretty aggressive hike last week, I went back to Butterfield canyon again today. As I often do, I took the ridge that runs along the south side of the main canyon road. The Salt Lake weather continues to be pretty unpredictable as rain was again in the forecast. But the weather turned out […]

Big Beacon (Mount Wire) from Hogle Zoo

Posted: 21st May 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Hiking
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Nice weather today as I headed up Big Beacon (Mt. Wire) from the small parking lot across the street from Hogle Zoo. It had rained all week but the Sun was out today, and the hillside looked a bit greener than it normally does. Although a bit shorter, this is probably the steepest route to […]

Rose Canyon in Herriman

Posted: 14th May 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Hiking
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Beautiful day today as I again headed up to Rose Canyon. It looks like Summer has finally settled in. And, even though my dog struggled with the heat, the overcast skies and cooler breeze felt amazing. I drove to the small parking lot at the very end of Rose Canyon. From this parking lot, you […]

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 […]