After much internal debate of should I head south and enjoy one last unseasonably warm desert weekend or should I head north to Jackson and ski opening day at Jackson Hole, I decided to stay put and tick off some bucket list runs close to home.
The pups and I headed west on I-80 early Black Friday morning, past Stansbury Island taking the exit for Military Area (No Services). Our goal was to gain the ridgeline of the Lakeside Mountains and get some views down into the Great Salt Lake and wander a bit in utter solitude and that we did. We were rewarded with gorgeous skies and not seeing another soul the entire day.
On Sunday morning I took to another seldomly traveled ridgeline and finally made it all the way from City Creek Canyon in Salt Lake City down Mueller Park Trail in Bountiful. I honestly don’t know why I never see a soul on the City Creek Ridge. The views of Great Salt Lake are amazing and you can see nearly all of the Salt Lake Valley and deep into the undulating foothills of Salt Lake City. It feels truly wild up there. It blows my mind that you can look down into an area of over a million people and not see one single soul for over three hours. This ridgeline deserves a post of its own.
Now if we could just get some snow please.