Sep 10, 2006
Grandeur Peak - Wasatch Mountains Sept. 2006
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We had some time to kill after church and before having to be down at my parents, so Alene suggested hiking Grandeur Peak, which we thought for some reason was only supposed to be around 3 miles round trip, however we found out about 3 miles into the hike, that it was 3+ miles one way, so over 6 miles RT. Still, it was a beautiful hike and we had a great time. There is nothing like making it to the summit of a peak and feeling like you "conquered" that mountain.
When we got up there, there was an Australian dude there out for a hike. He was in SLC on business (mining industry) and was VERY nice. He even took our family picture on the peak.
Here are some pictures from our hike:
A little waterfall that we had to pass through
Looking back up Millcreek Canyon
Alene and I on the trail
Caiden and I on the trail
Looking down at SLC (Parley's Canyon below us)
My favorite part of the hike, just below the peak was this grove of trees that reminded me of a scene from Isreal or something (or at least what I'd imagine those olive groves looked like)
Family on the peak
Looking down the SL Valley
Looking back up Millcreek Canyon and the wasatch range