Tuesday, August 28, 2012

4MM - Yesterday Was Hike Day (#5)

 For our August hike, the Four More Miles Club turned into more of a father-son adventure.  We hiked Deseret Peak, the tallest mountain in the Stansbury Mountains, way out in the West Desert.  We saw two other people the entire hike.  It was incredible, and all that solitude led us to ask:  If a Stewart makes a joke in the forest and nobody is there to hear it, does he still think he's funny?  (Answer:  Yes.)
The intrepid duo at the summit of Deseret Peak - 11,031 feet
This is an amazing hike and, if you're anywhere near SLC, it should be on your bucket list.  I'm definitely going to do this one again, though next time I might aim for a late-Spring day when the valley below isn't filled with wildfire smoke.
It's not a long hike but it wastes no time in ascending 3,400 feet.  The bottom half is heavily wooded and super pretty.
The top half is pure alpine delight.

Since it was just the two of us, we decided to make it an adventure and turn the hike into a loop (instead of heading down the way we came up).  Somehow the trail disapeared, we got lost, and we ended up bushwacking down a giant, steep slope for about 2,000 verticle feet until we finally found the trail again.

We'll probably be doing one more 4MM hike this season, with the goal of taking in the Autumn colors, so let us know if you're interested in joining us.  Next time we'll try not to get lost.

1 comment:

love bug momma said...

Can anyone really hike with you or is it weird?? My hubby needs hiking friends :>