Sunday, June 18, 2006

Hike Blogging: Mount Ogden, Wasatch-Cache National Forest

My son and I did this hike on July 5, 2004.

Just east of Ogden is Mount Ogden at an altitude of 9,572 feet. It is a popular area for recreation with Snowbasin ski resort on the other side, the site of the 2002 Olympics downhill events.

The best way to get there is to go to Snowbasin and park at the bottom. From there you can follow trails that eventually merge into a maintenance road that goes all the way to the microwave transmission station at the top. There's a trail that Overall distance from the bottom to the top is about 5 miles.

There are plenty of open areas where the trail cuts across the ski runs. In July, you'll see lots of wildflowers. And mountain bikers, because people will take the ski lifts to the top and ride back down.

From the top you can get a wonderful view of Ogden and the Great Salt Lake... well as my alma mater, Weber State University.

In a normal year you'll have to cross some snow fields near the top. This is my son on one of them. I dragged him along because we needed to get in training for our Mount St. Helens hike that we did 10 days later. Which, incidentally, will be the subject of my next post.



At 12:37 PM, Anonymous ssssjhgd said...

coooool pic guys****!!!!!!!!1


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