day hike: thaynes peak - September 29, 2013

This Millcreek Canyon hike can be especially scenic in the fall as foliage morphs into a patchwork of crimson reds, bright yellows and pumpkin orange; and panoramas transform, giving hikers a sense they're trekking thru gauntlets of grandmother quilts. We'll hike a counter-clockwise loop: first up to the Salt Lake Overlook and then trek around to Thaynes Canyon. From there we'll follow the Desolation Trail to the base of Thaynes and then switch-back-up to the summit - for wonderful autumn vistas of Gobbler's Knob, Reynolds, and the north east face of Olympus. Bring lunch for a summit picnic. Hikers should plan on about 9 miles round trip and 2900 feet of climbing. This hike has a long descent down Thaynes Canyon, where many hikers find hiking poles beneficial. Meet Elliott (801-969-2846) in the east parking lot of Skyline High at 9:00am.

Organizer:Elliott Mott
Date:Sun Sep 29 2013
Meeting Place:Skyline High School frontage road (3713 Virginia Way, SLC, UT)
Meeting Time:9:00 am

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