Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I Came I Saw I Conquered!!

Today I went for a little drive in downtown Salt Lake. I LOVE to see the old homes in the avenues!! Reminiscent of times gone by. I decided to head up to City Creek Canyon. When I got there I decided to keep on going, driving up the hill behind the capitol building. I found myself at the entrance to Ensign Peak Nature Park, with a little path leading up to Ensign Peak.


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.

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I would like to visit Salt Lake City someday.

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  2. Those Mountains are beautiful!

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  3. We should all meet there and go play!! There is incredible camping/hiking etc. all over Utah!

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  4. I love SLC!!! I have a membership to East Canyon Resort. We need to go there and have a blast. It's not far from the ski resort as well as SLC. It's beautiful and I love it! There's a town not too far from there going east that's call Echo. An enormous amount of history attached to such a small town...and precious people!

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  5. Meledie, you're on! Let's do it!! We could meet Glenda & family & Carmen & family. You'd love them!!

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