Looking southeast toward Monte Cristo from Lake Blanche
Salt Lake City, Utah
Snowbird Ski Resort
2.5 miles / 3 hours one way
2,492 feet elevation gain
Mount Superior : 11,040'
Monte Cristo : 11,132'
The air was filled with smoke from wildfires, and it was difficult to
take pictures. I had hoped to get some telephoto shots of the Uintas,
but you could barely see outside the Wasatch.
Looking northeast toward Monte Cristo from Lone Peak
This hike can either cure your fear of heights, or create them, it's a knife-edge walk across the precarious spine of the Cottonwood Ridge. Some people think this is the most extreme hike in the Wasatch. Not that it's hard to do, just that if you slip, pull out a loose rock, or take the wrong route, you might not be walking so good for a while.
Saturday, September 8, 2007