We've been trying to make the most of our nice weather lately and get into the great outdoors. Mount Olympus has always been a hike we've wanted to do as it is so accessible to Salt Lake, and would no doubt have a great view. We were blessed to have Dannielle in town for her daughter Ellie's soccer camp, so she watched our kids overnight. We decided to celebrate our anniversary a little early. We went downtown, did some window shopping for the remodel of Mat's office (to be documented on here soon) and went to dinner. The next morning, we got up around 5:30 and headed up to Wasatch Boulevard to the trail head at Pete's Rock.
We headed up a steep, well worn trail. The view was awesome the entire way up, but once we were able to see over the other side of the Wasatch we were truly in awe.
The view from the top was amazing, once we found the right route up the last few hundred feet.
We met a guy named Jan on the summit from the Czech Republic. He has lived in Utah for 20 years and had an interesting life story. We walked all the way down with him and heard all about his many hiking adventures. He had already hiked Mount Olympus twice this week and was planning Lone Peak the next day.
The next day we ran a million errands in the morning, then headed up Little Cottonwood Canyon on a more kid friendly hike to Cecret Lake. Casey and Tiffany joined us. The parking lot was jammed due to popularity, but we finally found a spot and set off with our walking sticks in hand (all found in the dirt around the parking lot).
The wildflowers are usually amazing this time of year, but due to the snow they are quite late in blooming. There were still a few early specimens to gaze at.
The beautiful views were endless. We hope to hit many more scenic spots while the weather holds out.