End of Summer

We’ve had unseasonbly warm temperatures for the last few weeks, which has been perfectly lovely. That will be coming to an end this weekend, though, as we march into more seasonal temperatures.

After being at Alta last weekend, reveling in the spectacular fall we’ve been having, I knew I needed to do a little hiking while the weather is so perfect.

I almost talked myself out of this hike after wearing myself out yesterday, but I’m so glad I didn’t. I headed out this morning to meet with the Wasatch Mountain Club hikers for what was billed as an NTD (not-too-difficult) hike. It sounded perfect, since I really haven’t done much hiking in the last few years. It turned out to be more of a MOD- (Moderate minus) hike, since there were some pretty steep parts and some scrambling up the rocks, but I did OK, even at those high altitudes.

We ended up going right where I was last weekend – just above Alta. So I won’t bore you with more spectacular fall foliage photos, since they’d be basically the same as Monday’s post. Instead, how about a couple of mountain photos?

Wasatch Mountains, Utah

Alta, Utah

We started at the Albion Basin campground, and hiked up to Cecret Lake. Yes, that’s really how it’s spelled.

Cecret Lake, Utah

From there, we went up to Germania Pass, across Mount Baldy (elevation 11,068), and then to Hidden Peak, where we ate lunch before cheating by taking the tram down to Snowbird. (We’d left a car at Snowbird for shuttling back to the rest of the cars at Albion Basin). It had already been 2 1/2 hours, so we were all ready to head back.

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8 Responses to End of Summer

  1. Chris says:

    Gorgeous! I wish we’d have a last burst or two of unseasonably warm weather…

  2. margene says:

    That’s a great hike and just in time! Looks like there may be snow in Alta this weekend!

  3. Anne B. says:

    Looks beautiful up there, I bet it smelled really good as well.

  4. Cookie says:

    It really is gorgeous there, isn’t it?

    Talk about a hike! I hope there was a drinkie as a reward later on.

  5. Anne says:

    I’m actually ready for real fall, but I’m glad you got in a hike before the rains!

  6. Elizabeth in Apex, NC says:

    Wow, you go girl! Sounds like a great hike.

  7. Lani says:

    Way to go! What a great way to enjoy a lovely day!!

  8. Nora says:

    Wow – what a wonderful day!!! You deserve a reward after that!! xoxo

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