Thursday, March 5, 2009

Salt Lake Lookout Point

I got up this morning totally committed to being domestic and actually dust or something that mundane. This view out of my kitchen window changed my mind. There was sunshine and new fallen snow and a snowshoe trail calling our names.
We called T & J and were at the trail head before Great Guy had a chance to polish off his first pot of coffee and I had a chance to rethink my responsibilities.I chose the Salt Lake Lookout Point Trail up Millcreek canyon because Kate and I got "bucked off " of it on our last Friday Afternoon Hiking Club and I thought I needed to get back on that particular "horse". It is one tough trail for us 50 somethings. It takes us about 3 hours to get to that evasive Lookout where you can see the Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island in the distance with the whole of Salt Lake City at your feet. The snow was so fresh that no one had broken the trail yet. Lucky for us girls we had J and Great Guy to blaze ahead of us making it just a little easier to snowshoe behind them. Once at the top the incentive to hike the hour and a half down was a Burger from the Citrus Grill that was as big as my head and probably will take another hike just like this one to wear it off.

4 comments:

Kate said...

What fun! I was thinking of you, yesterday, because our Wed. reschedule was such terrible weather and then Thursday turned out to be beautiful. Oh, well...

Perfect day to re-do the hike. I hope you behaved yourself and suggested no shortcuts on the way down. :D

Snowbrush said...

Peggy went to the snow yesterday. The good thing about where we are is that the snow is nearby, but you don't have to actually live in it.

Becky said...

Well, unless you have photo-shopped yourself into these pictures, I guess you really have embraced ALL the seasons!

KC said...

Kate, I'm pretty sure I learned my lesson on the shortcut decisions. I thought about you all day too, our problem spot was easy to find and looked almost as scary as I remembered it.KC
Snowbrush, You are lucky to enjoy the snow when you feel like it. Here in Salt Lake it is pretty well our lives for a good part of the year. KC
Becky, I was there, really, I even have witnesses. With photoshop you do have to have witnesses because as you know I can pretty well put you anywhere. I have missed you and am looking forward to doing some gardening soon. KC