|Hiking||6.60 Miles|| || |
|4,401 ft AEG|| || || |
For our final hike we chose Mount Olympus, a massive rockpile rising straight up from the edge of Salt Lake City. The climb never let up, neither did the views and colorful maples. At the saddle below the peak we were greeted with a rugged mountain scene, complete with cliffs and numerous peaks above treeline. Very nice! Winter storm clouds were fast approaching, so we scrambled quickly up a fun rocky section to the summit. The view was incredible. SLC folks surely are lucky to have such a special playground in the Wasatch. We took photos and video, then began our descent as the first few raindrops arrived. Snowflurries began to float over the peaks and the temperature dropped. Nick and I hiked down in a steady light rain, which despite my dislike for inclement weather, did not detract from the experience at all. We had successfully completed the three hikes we had set out to do, and had had a wonderful time. Who could ask for more?
The rain had ceased and the sun peeked out by the time we reached the trailhead, where we changed into dry clothes. The afternoon was capped off by great chili at Wenchys and a visit to Salt Lake's massive REI. A perfect day and a perfect trip!
|"I don't believe I'm where I'm going, not by many a mile." -Tom T. Hall|