Sunday, July 12, 2015

It's All Good

What a remarkable weekend in the Wasatch.  The weather was simply splendid and the grasses and flowers are simply spectacular.  It's all good this year.  I mountain biked in the Glenwild area on Saturday and can't remember ever seeing it so lush.  I was pretty beat up today, so I did a short ridge hike following old 4x4 tracks and game trails in the mountains east of Bountiful.

Many people don't realize that you can actually drive a passenger car all the way to the ridgeline above Bountiful.  There is a dirt road, known as the Skyline Drive, that will take you right to the top of the ridge and along (but not to the top) of Bountiful Peak.  The road is pretty rough this year, perhaps due to the heavy spring storms and the recent downpours, but is passable.

It's been many years since I was up there, so I enjoyed seeing some new terrain.  Salt Lakers have a habit of spending too much time in the central Wasatch.  It's almost always worth a trip elsewhere.  Here are a few photos.

Looking south towards the Session Mountains and, in the distance, the central Wasatch. 
Looking north toward Bountiful Peak.  Note the Skyline Drive. 
Views of the Great Salt Lake, or at least what is left of it, are spectacular from this area.
Off the ridge, a carpet of wildflowers even at this modest (8500 ft) elevation.  Sessions Mountain road below.

1 comment:

  1. camping at albion basin soon, they called to say there was no water there- that the spring had dried up. i guess it's not ALL good.