Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Training Hike #9: Squaw Peak

Location: Provo, Utah in Rock Canyon
Elevation to start: 5196 ft
Elevation gain/loss: 3132 ft
Distance: 7 miles
Difficulty: strenuous ( 7/10)
Notes: very steep and rocky, not very scenic on the way up, great views at summit

Training Hike #8: Rock Canyon

Location: Provo, Utah
Elevation to start: 4880 ft
Elevation gain/loss: 2400 ft
Distance: 7 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Notes: Very rocky, shady, swamp cooler effect from mountain stream, not very scenic, Honestly, pretty boring hike up to the campgrounds.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Training Hike #6: North Kaibab Trail

Location: North Rim of the Grand Canyon
Elevation: 8241 ft
Elevation gain/loss: 2800 ft
Distance: 6 miles
Difficulty: Strenuous/Difficult
Description: super steep, heat creeps in 1/2 mile down, next time start at 5 am, no later than 6 am, water at Supai tunnel w/ restrooms, bring a hat! Plan on 1 ltr water per hour, twice as long to hike back up, multiple , log/stone steps, sandy at the beginning

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Training Hike #5: Fairland Loop

Location: Bryce Canyon
Rating: strenuous
Distance: 8 miles
Time: 3 hr. 45 minutes with dinner break and stops for blisters
Elevation: 7700 ft
Elevation Change +/-: 2309 ft
Description: mostly exposed, steep sections, tower bridge at half way point, a little slick/ rocky from less use. went counterclockwise this time
Elevation Profile of Fairyland Loop Trail

Training Hike #4: Parley's Summit

Location: East of SLC, exit 140 off of I-80, after Lamb's Canyon at Summit Peak Park
Rating: Moderate/ difficult
Elevation: 8300 ft.
Elevation Gain: 967 ft.
Distance: 5 miles aprox
Time: 1 hr. 45 minutes
Description: mostly shaded, grease mark trail begins down the road marked by a white tipped post, options to take short stack around, watch for bikers, lots of flowers, too narrow for poles
Trail Head

View from Summit