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Ferguson Canyon Evening Hike
By Evette Raen
| On this April evening our night hike crew of eight ventured out on the Ferguson Canyon Trail. Our route wound by the water tower down a traditional dirt trail. Next, we trekked into the canyon of granite walls decorated with the usual rock climbers. The streams were active with recent snow melt and there was plenty of maneuvering over rocks as well as stream crossings. Yellow glacier lilies were scattered in several areas along the trail. We hiked to the ridge overlook approximately 1.5 miles up the trail with a vertical gain of 1600 feet. An expansive view of the Salt Lake valley was a great reward after the steep climb. This night, like many spring night hikes, individuals that found us through Meetup came along on our adventure. If you missed hiking Ferguson with us this night you have many more opportunities to come out on the trail. Alex Arakelian organizes monthly Ferguson Canyon Evening Hikes during the regular hiking season. Join us for the next one on Thursday, June 22nd.