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    Member Since May 2017

    A K

    Provo, Utah 

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    A K saved Lake Blanche Trail

    about 2 years ago

    A K saved Red Pine Lake Trail

    about 2 years ago

    A K completed Pfeifferhorn (via Red Pine Lakes Trail)

    about 2 years ago

    A K reviewed Slate Canyon Loop Trail

    about 2 years ago

    This trail is one of my favorites. Although parts of it aren't totally glamorous, if you go during the right time of the year its just gorgeous. In June the mint fields and flowers are in full bloom on the backside of the Maple Mountain.

    Starting at the Slate Canyon trailhead you'll follow a decently steep trail and a fork to the left to arrive at a gorgeous meadow that is a nice spot for a break and lunch. There are some natural springs near the meadow that are tapped and the water coming out of them has tested more pure than my city water (do you own testing). The pipes seem to only run during spring runoff though, so I wouldn't totally depend on it.

    Immediately after the meadow will begin the steepest part of the climb to the backside of Maple Mountain. Near the top of the climb, you will pass many wildflowers and mint fields. This will curve around Maple Mountain and slowly descend near Y mountain through some old growth trees. Descending there is gorgeous until you break out onto the face of Y mountain. The descent near the Y is the least fun part of the hike, but overall its worth it for the gorgeous vistas and the small amounts of traffic.

    A K completed Slate Canyon Loop Trail

    about 2 years ago

    A K saved Slate Canyon Loop Trail

    about 2 years ago