|I had never been there, so decided to take advantage of the opportunity for a little walk. |
A little walk? Yes... Easy for someone out of shape.... Not so much.
|I MADE IT!!|
I truly am proud of myself.
At this time of year, the well kept trail is extremely muddy and although it is only .86 miles round trip it is an increase in elevation of 380 feet. The Peak Elevation is 5417 ft.
|After the Pioneers had been in the Salt Lake Valley 2 days, Brigham Young and several others climbed to the top which he named "Ensign Peak,". They used the view from the summit to visually explore and lay out the entire valley. |
|This is looking south if you look closely to the left of the Capitol building you can see the Salt Lake Temple and the Tabernacle.|
|Looking to the west, you see a part of the Great Salt Lake and what I believe is Antelope Island. If it isn't, please let me know what it is.|
|To the east are the majestic mountains and "the greatest snow on earth". |
Salt Lake is one of the few cities with mountains so close.
I love it and loved the afternoon.