Random Trivia: Did you know the Salt Lake Temple was originally going to be built out of the red sandstone from Red Butte Canyon? They decided the granite would last longer and started over and the sandstone they brought down was used to build the foundations of some of the older homes and a few churches downtown.
This old homestead is in the boundaries of Red Butte Gardens, at the very back end. When I had a pass to go in there I didn't even know it was there.
Red Butte Summit (Megan should have been in this picture...)
This guy passed me going up the trail as I was hurrying to get back down before I ran out of light. I was wondering if he planned on hiking in the dark and then about 20 minutes later I saw him over my head, paragliding back down.
I don't mind the heat and I don't mind the snow, but I do hate hiking in mud when I have to go back to work after.
looking towards the Oquirrh Mountains (not the Ochre Mountains)
The sunset over The Great Salt Lake looking out to the island.
The last day I was able to hike up there before the real snow came, the kind that probably won't melt away again, and it was so incredibly windy!