SPA Trip #2: Salt Lake Sunset

By:  Porter Haney
June 8, 2010 10:46 am | Category: Hiking, Site News, SPA

The Starting Points for Adventure series gives your outdoor-imagination a kick in the butt, and gets you on the fast-track to adventures. Approximately every week we provide a few pictures and clues of a great location a bit off the beaten path. We challenge you to read carefully, put your thinking cap on, go out into the wild, and find the location. Report back about your findings in the comments below, but please don't give it away for someone who has yet to figure it out. Of course, if you find something even cooler during your travels don't hesitate to challenge us! If you find something really awesome, and think it's worthy of being included in the SPA Trip series send us an email!

Greg started the SPA series off with a classic NH waltz.  Out west we’re going to do the same.  A walk close to the edge with exceptional valley vistas.  Still healing after my busted incident, this is a great warm up hike, as you can ascend as high as you want.

If you’ve ever been to Salt Lake, you’ll know this one immediately, but still — it’s the greatest spot in the valley to catch an after work sunset.  With out further kerfuffle here is what you might see towards the late evening from the valley’s prime vantage point.

We watched as the tower brought them in hot

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Descending before darkness, we were privy to an evening shower and a look back at our pertch.

Until next week.

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  1. Anonymous
    wrote on June 8th, 2010 at 6:09 pm  

    i spy with my little eye an…. open fly

  2. christian
    wrote on June 10th, 2010 at 11:55 pm  

    man, the view would be crazy awesome if those mountains weren’t in the way.

  3. Harvey44
    wrote on June 13th, 2010 at 9:22 am  

    Porter … some how I MISSED the fact that you were on the DL when I read BUSTED. Glad to hear things are improving. By the way I think it’s BAD JUJU to have a TAG for “broken medial malleouls.” ;)

    Oh yea … nice pics!

    • Porter Haney
      wrote on June 13th, 2010 at 11:37 am  

      Harvey — No worries. Ankles getting better. I’ve been off crutches about a week, and am recuperating pretty well. I’m willing to take the chance on the keyword.

      Appreciate the kind picture words as well.

  4. icelanticskier
    wrote on June 15th, 2010 at 8:33 am  

    well s**t, that could be taken from many spots off wasatch blvd up high. my guess tho would be either from the west end of the pipline trail of millcreek, mt olympus, or the bells canyon res. i guess thats 3 guesses :)


    • Porter Haney
      wrote on June 15th, 2010 at 5:35 pm  

      Rog – one of them is right. I’ll put it that way.

  5. icelanticskier
    wrote on June 15th, 2010 at 9:20 pm  

    ya, nice view. pardon moi for playing the guessing game. i just got excited when i saw the view :)

    hows that ankle healing? did that happen on gods lawn mower or the vicinity?

    amazing how much snow needs to fall to cover all of the crap in so many areas.



    • Porter Haney
      wrote on June 16th, 2010 at 3:31 pm  

      It’s the middle location of the three you mentioned. I’m sure you know the one.

      Ankle is healing well. Some hardware in there. I’m off crutches, and out of the boot for good next week. Hope to be normalish in about a month. Lots of PT.

      I was in argenta. Lots of 100in high stumps in there. The trees break off at 100 because the paths only slide when there is plus 100 in base. Hard to think about that enough until after you break an ankle in April and have to figure out why.

      I’ll be back to prime time soon!

  6. icelanticskier
    wrote on June 16th, 2010 at 7:37 pm  

    was up playing in the tollcat once. nice way to spend time in the afternoon sun.

    never skied in the argenta area. always above, below, or across the street coming from pow park, the ice cream cone, or reynolds. mmmmmm reynolds, that hill gives an amazingly long ride after a storm and before the sun comes out for more than 2 seconds. steep skinner tho, not a big fan of steep skinners.

    glad to hear yer on the mend. you’ll be back stronger and fresher.


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