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Nice short hike. Good views of the valley. Just right for our kids (8&5).

THE SNOW IS HERE! Great snowshoeing, the trail is a little packed, but still a great experience, especially for a first timer! Watch out plenty of cross country skiers on the trail!

Nice night hike

Nice night hike

Nice night hike

I went snowshoeing here yesterday. About a mile up I saw moose tracks and sure enough there was either a calf or cow right on the trail!

So, I took this trail during a snowstorm this past Sunday (not the best idea). Honestly,it was not a difficult trail until the last mile. Partly because of the incline but mostly because the snow started dumping heavily and I was without poles or shoe spikes. Needless to say I was using the tree branches along the path as anchor for the final ascent. I had zero grip on the way down so I essentially slid down the mountain. The snow had accumulated so much it was a soft ride down.

Took this beautiful hike on a Sunday morning. It's a steady incline the entire route so be prepared. Do take the time to continue past Lake Blanche to Lake's Lilian and Florence. I spent a good 45 minutes at both with no other hikers in sight. It was simply gorgeous.

I hiked this on 11/26. The first half of the hike is not too bad. The second half was steep & snow/ice covered. Once you get to the saddle, you have a welcomed break (flat land) for a short distance and then you have to scramble up (maybe 600-700 ft?) to the summit. Tbh, hiking up wasn't too bad. I knew it was going to be difficult. The hardest part for me was hiking down between the saddle & the half way point. It was steep and very slippery even with trek poles and spikes. If your doing this in the winter, I recommend crampons with a minimum of 8 teeth for the descent. I wouldn't have eaten it so many times if I had better spikes/crampons haha

fun trail. too much dog poop along trail

This is a great trail to begin with and train for harder and more difficult trails. It is a fun trail and has many points to stop and view The Valley of Salt Lake. It has gradual inclines and parts where the trail flattens out for a nice break, and fun to race down the mountain when finished! Highly recommend it!

Nothing too difficult at all, lots of deep snow this time of year. It was mostly packed down from others on the way up. Will do it again when it's not frozen over!

Hiked this on Thanksgiving 2016. The first snow of the year was the day before, but the weather was warm and clear. About a foot of snow once I reached about 8000 ft. The last 500ft, commonly referred to as the "scramble", were treacherous. Views from the top were amazing! Saw some mountain goats at the Summitt. Recommend doing this without the snow:-).

on Bobsled Trail

13 days ago

Not really a hiking trail primarily for moutain biking.

We got to see some more moose, and love hiking in the snow. There was about 8 to 10 inches of snow at the top.