Wasatch Mountains - Salt Lake City, Utah
We hiked up to Neffs Canyon Meadow and continued all the way up to Wildcat Ridge. This was the hardest hike I've done this year, mainly because of my ankle. However, I think this is probably one of the easiest ways to get to Wildcat Ridge.
We started at 4:50 PM and returned to the parking area at 11:35 PM
During the entire hike up we were talking about Galen Rowell, a master photographer that died on Sunday. He was quite an artist. He knew where to be when the magic hour begins. And he could be anywhere, an avid rock climber and mountain runner.
It might have been just luck, but we were rewarded with a Galen Rowell light show.
The following pictures are from the hike up Neffs Canyon, before the sunset.
Follow the link at the bottom to see the pictures from the top of Wildcat Ridge.
Tuesday, August 13, 2002
Strange limestone spires near the beginning of the Neffs Canyon Trail.
From towards the end of the Neffs Canyon Meadow
looking south toward a sub-peak of Wildcat Ridge.
We later climbed up this peak from it's east side
only to find out that we were no where near Wildcat Ridge.
If you want to do this same route, keep going east around this peak,
almost to the next ridge east of it, and then head south.
There is a faint trail.
From near the base of the sub-peak in the previous picture
looking north over Neffs Canyon Meadow.
From the top of the sub-peak looking south towards another sub-peak on Wildcat Ridge.
Looking west to the Mount Olympus North Summit
(This is north of the peak people normally summit)
For some amazing sunset pictures from the top of Wildcat Ridge:
Wildcat Ridge Sunset Pictures
Thanks to Gloria