Before leaving SLC last week, I made a final push for the living room. Not the plush sitting space of my hotel room but a popular climb overlooking Salt Lake City.
No more than 3 miles with an elevation gain of just under 1000 feet, the hike proved an easy climb before my flight home on Friday.
On top, manmade sandstone rocks have been arranged to create the illusion of furniture. Careful not to get too comfortable though. I stretched out on a tippy section of slab, as if it were a recliner, and nearly keeled over.
With several downtrodden trails, my hiking companion and I traversed the least muddy route to the top.
Like the drives we had taken earlier through the Wasatch canyons, I was expecting to see mountain goats leaping from boulder to boulder among the red scree. Or perhaps deer, elk or moose along the ridgeline? Rather, the furry best friend kind were happily unleashed and easily scrambling past us.