Mount Olympus

Wasatch Mountains - Salt Lake City, Utah
Summit Peak 9,026 feet

The hike up and back down took us about 5.5 hours.

The sky was overcast, making pictures difficult. The trail climbs moderately until the stream crossing, then begins a steep ascent up "Blister Hill", which in snow becomes "Slippery Hill"

We met a 78 year old man named George Sormer along the way and reached the summit together.

On top it was freezing, I had only brought sneakers, and they were filled with snow. On the way down the summit ridge, it was very dangerous, steep jagged rock with slippery ice, George did fine.

On the way down Blister Hill, all of us just slid on our butts and feet including George, It was quite an experience.

Sunday March 4, 2001

The southern view from the saddle, just south of the summit
Thunder Mountain and Lone Peak.

Denyse, George and Garry ascending the summit ridge.

Nearing the summit.

Snow pinnacle

Jared and Denyse almost to the summit.
You can see Sundial Cirque in the distance on the right.

Denyse and Jared, just a few feet left.

Jared, Denyse, George and Garry on the summit of Mount Olympus.

From the summit looking north west at Antelope Island.

Looking north past Grandeur Peak all the way to Ben Lomond Peak.

Looking west to the middle of the Oquirrh mountain ridge.

To the south is Dromedary, Sunrise and Twin Peaks.

The ridgeline peaks are:
Superior, Monte Cristo, Dromedary, Sunrise and Twin Peaks.
Thunder Mountain can been seen on the far right.

The Following pictures are from a hike to the stream crossing on
Mount Olympus
February 5, 2001.

Quarzite Plates

To the left of this quartzite slab is Blister Hill.

Oquirrh Mountains

Special Thanks to:
Denyse Tessin, Jared Carson, Garry Ventura, and George Sormer


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