Wednesday, June 24, 2009

BACKBONE

HIKERS: Amy, Kim, Jamie, Isa, Hope

NOTES: Good hike, beautiful morning. I don't know how excited Hope was to be there. She whined a bit. Maybe it is because we are such amazing hikers that she had a hard time keeping up. Yeah, I'm sure that's it...

Monday, June 22, 2009

NEW CANYON- NEW PUPPY


HIKERS: Kim, Jamie, Amy, Isa, Hope

NOTES: Our first hike with Amy's new puppy, Hope! We were thrilled to have her join us. She is about the cutest thing ever!! She is still learning not to get under our feet, however, and I stepped on her. She seemed to be okay later, so all is well. Good weather for hiking. Beautiful summer, blue skies, lots of greenery, overall, just a great hike.

Friday, June 19, 2009

MAPLE CANYON LOOP


HIKERS: Kim, Jamie, Amy
SUMMIT SNAFU: 1 hour 7 min
SUMMIT: 1 hour 55 min
RT TIME: 2 hours 35 min
ELEVATION: ?
WEATHER: sunny, cool

AMY'S NOTES: Totally missed the loop. Hiked almost to the top of central drainage before realizing our mistake. Doubled down and found the route. Abundant green. An alpine canyon in the desert.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

PETEY BISHOP'S


HIKERS: Kim, Jamie, Amy, Isa the dog
SUMMIT TIME: 1 hour 2 min
WAY POINTS: Fork 32 min, Flood Zone 42 min
RT TIME: 1 hour 47 min
ELEVATIONS: Summit 7800'
WEATHER: 50 F - 59 F, overcast & rain

AMY'S NOTES: This is Jamie's favorite. Our time is one minute longer than last summer, but interestingly our fork and flood times were also longer (29 & 37 respectively for last year) which means we cruised on the upper stretch this morning. The last section above the flood zone is the steepest. Temperatures were cool with rain on the way down, perfect for the strenuous climb of Petey's. Kim and I hit the Satisfied Ewe afterwards for bacon, sausage, eggs, and a warm up coffee. For comparison see http://hazardstats.blogspot.com/2008/09/petey-bishop-summit-again.html

Monday, June 8, 2009

BACKBONE


HIKERS: Kim, Jamie, Amy, Isa the dog
RT TIME: 60 min approx.
WEATHER: 44 F, sunny

AMY'S NOTES: A quick jaunt up and down the backbone. A trail suffering from severe scoliosis. The 9th and 10th vertebrae were in particularly bad shape.

Friday, June 5, 2009

DITTO- NEW CANYON


HIKERS: Kim, Amy
TIME: 6:36 am-
ROUTE: to the irrigation divider
WEATHER: 50 f, cloudy and breezy

KIM'S NOTES: Amy was tired from her Bald Mt summit trip (and I'm always tired), so we did New Canyon again. It was a great morning for hiking. We made some plans and had a great chat. Less mosquitoes today, Yay!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

NEW CANYON


HIKERS: Jamie, Whitney, Kim
TIME: 7:06 am- 7:49 am
ROUTE: to the irrigation divider

KIM'S NOTES: We were still tired from doing Bald summit, so we just did a quick, easy trail this morning. We fought through hoards of mosquitos and got bit lots even with the bug spray Jamie brought. It was fun to have Whitney join us even though she makes fun of our blog.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

DITTO - BALD MT SUMMIT




HIKERS: Amy, Isa the dog
SUMMIT TIME: 1 hr 45 min
RT TIME: 3 hr 20 min
ELEVATIONS: 5900 ft - 8464 ft
DISTANCE: 9.2 miles RT
WEATHER: 50 F - 70 F, nice breeze & sunny

AMY'S NOTES: You know you love your dog when you let her drink from the same camelback. Once again a beautiful morning in Sanpete - we seem to have an endless supply and I have yet to tire of them. The flowers were out in abundance this morning and I've decided my favorite part of this hike is near the top when you step out of a steep narrow oak section and walk into the wide expansive view of the rounded sagebrush top. In the early morning the sun lights everything up from behind including the zillions of swarming mosquitoes. (Aside: I was laughing at myself while thinking how much easier this was than the last time I did this in Jan with no snow shoes...)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

BALD MOUNTAIN SUMMIT




HIKERS: Kim & Jamie
WEATHER: 51 f
START: 6:40 am
SUMMIT: 1 hour 42 min.
ELEVATION: 8,464 ft.
RT TIME: 3 hours 50 min.
RT MILES: 9.2 miles
MOSQUITOES: 68 killed (yes, we forgot bug spray)

KIM'S NOTES: Our times are not as fast as last Aug., but that was at the end of our hiking season and this is the beginning, so really think we are doing great. There were swarms of mosquitoes and lots of mud, but we pressed forward and had a great hike. We saw a skunk (probably good Isa wasn't there to chase it) and lots of birds, one of which didn't fly and plumed up it's back feathers as it ran away (I think it was a chukar.) Weather was great, not too hot, and the scenery is beautiful. You can see the scratches on my camera lens from when I fell on top of Notch. Bummer. I really just might have to buy a new one...

AMY'S NOTES: Kim, your summit time is better than last fall which was 1 hour 53 minutes. Celebrate.
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