Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Weekend Hike

Saturday morning we went on a beautiful hike in Millcreek Canyon to White Fir Pass. This is an "easy" hike, but since I haven't been hiking for a while, it was a good way to start. The path was shady all the way up to the pass in the morning, which made for a pleasant uphill climb. Going down it was mid-day, so the path was sunny, but it still wasn't too hot. There were lots of wildflowers and butterflies to enjoy along the way.

Salt Lake City is considered "high desert", and the valley itself isn't particularly "green". But since it's nestled right up against the Wasatch mountains, it's only a 15 or 20 minute drive for us to get to the canyons from our central downtown location. Yet within a half hour drive to the west, we're in the desert.

The trail

Butterflies and more butterflies

Larry having lunch at White Fir pass with one of our hiking companions


Lark said...

Lovely photos! Handsome devil with a cute dawg. ;) Great way to spend a Saturday. Loving those blue skies, Lark

Margene said...

The past weekend was the perfect time to hike! I do wish everyday could be like today, however...it sure is nice!

Jane said...

Oh, how beautiful! Looks like you had a lovely day.

Jacquie said...

Glad you got pictures of the butterflies. we were out and about in the mountains too, but they wouldn't sit still for us!

Cabled Sheep said...

Lovely hike