Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Mt. Olympus trail "run"/hike

I may have outdone myself last night; I quickly hiked up and ran down Mt. Olympus in just under 3 hours.  Today my legs are feeling similar to the jello that the state of Utah is well known for.

The trail is well-traveled and easy to follow all the way to the summit block where it turns into a class2/3 scramble, which made the outing a little more exciting and less painful.  The trail climbs ~4,200 ft. in about 3.5 miles, making it a 7-mile round trip adventure.  Word from the wise, this trail is steep; pace yourself!

I only got one photo from the adventure (thanks to my new friend Jeremy who I met at the summit).

Looking southeast from the summit of Mt. Olympus