day hike: thaynes peak loop

This lower Millcreek Canyon hike can be an especially pretty autumn trek if we can hit the foliage turning, and if we do, we'll meander through gauntlets of blazing orange, vibrant yellows and crimson reds. Our itinerary is to first hike up to the Salt Lake Overlook and then promenade around to Thaynes Canyon. From there we'll ramble over to the base of Thaynes and switch-back-up to the summit - for wonderful 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 helpful. Meet Elliott (801-969-2846) in the east parking lot of Skyline High at 8:00am.

Level:MOD
Miles:9.0
Vertical:2900'
Route:Loop
Organizer:Elliott Mott
Phone:801-969-2846
Date:Sun Sep 14 2014
Meeting Place:Skyline High School - 3151 E Upland Dr (3760 S)
Meeting Time:8:00 am

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