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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 […]

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 […]

Big Beacon (Mount Wire)

Posted: 29th January 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Snowshoeing
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Wow, what a great day to get out and see some sunshine today. Lately, the air in the valley has got so bad that it seems cloudy without clouds! The inversion is getting that thick. I always appreciate a bit of sunshine on days like this. I’ve been concerned lately about avalanche conditions. Although the […]

Neff’s Canyon (Mill Creek Canyon)

Posted: 22nd January 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Snowshoeing
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Although a small storm moved through the valley last night, I was encouraged to see sunshine when I got up this morning. It’s been a while since it was sunny during my weekly hike. Optimistically, I grabbed my MICROspikes and headed to Neff’s Canyon. Hoping for packed trails, I left my snowshoes at home! Well, […]

Walking the Ridge (Butterfield Canyon)

Posted: 15th January 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Snowshoeing
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Nothing major today. Just took the dog yet again to Butterfield Canyon. Still a fair amount of snow on the ground, although with the “balmy” weather actually rising into the mid-30s lately,  the snow was showing signs of melting. As a result, the snow was a little wetter and heavier than it has been, even […]

Desolation Trail to Salt Lake Overlook (Mill Creek Canyon)

Posted: 8th January 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Snowshoeing

I’ve been extremely busy recently. And while I didn’t feel much like hiking today, I felt like I needed to get in a longer hike this week. Unfortunately, I really wasn’t sure where to go. I’ve been concerned about avalanche dangers recently, and am limited to places that allow dogs. In addition, the air quality was […]

Freezing New Year’s Day (Rose Canyon)

Posted: 1st January 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Snowshoeing
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With very cold temperatures and nearly a foot of new snow, I knew I’d need my snowshoes for today’s hike. The weather felt brutally cold when I got outside. However, pushing myself uphill in fresh powder definitely warmed me up! You have to be careful when it gets this cold. You need to ensure you’re […]

Neff’s Canyon (Mill Creek Canyon)

Posted: 18th December 2010 by Jonathan Wood in Snowshoeing
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A little more snow this week, with more Winter storms on the way. Today, I took my snowshoes for another hike up Neff’s Canyon.   Things continue to be rather stressful for me and I haven’t been feeling as strong on my hikes. When I have a lot going on, it sometimes takes effort to get […]

The Terraces to Bowman Fork (Mill Creek Canyon)

Posted: 11th December 2010 by Jonathan Wood in Snowshoeing
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Took the snowshoes again up Mill Creek Canyon. I could’ve easily got by with MICROspikes, even when we got to where there was a bit of fresh powder on the ground as the trail was pretty much packed. This time of year, the Terraces picnic area is gated so we parked and begin the hike […]

Birch Hollow/Terraces Loop (Mill Creek Canyon)

Posted: 4th December 2010 by Jonathan Wood in Snowshoeing
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The snow has settled in for the Winter here in Salt Lake so there’s no more wondering about whether or not there will be snow conditions on my hikes. I decided to do a loop that I’ve done during the Summer. The loop starts at the Birch Hollow trailhead, heads East until it crosses the canyon […]