It started out fine with fields of grass going to seed and wild sweet peas. It was this pleasant looking trail that did me in. When the picture is bigger you can see two dear right at the V point of the valley looking at me. I saw them later too.
It was so nice a shady. There weren't any footprints, or bike tracks, or anything. In fact the trail looked really grown over in most spots.
This was my view North:
This is looking West towards downtown and the Great Salt Lake:
And this was my view South:
This was almost at my highpoint. I should have turned around at that outcropping of rocks you see below me but I was so far I thought if I went over the top of this hill I'd find a trail along the ridge and be able to short cut back to work down the other side. I was right, there was a trail back and I could even see my building from the top! Yikes I was further away than I thought and way higher up too! I was tempted to keep going, it was so green and inviting but responsibility kicked in and I headed down.
And by down I mean down. It was a direct shortcut down the hill and I had to go down so slowly I don't think it saved me much time. I'd have scooted on my butt if I had a change of pants to go back to work in.