Mount Baldy between Snowbird & Alta

Sorry for the quick change of venues, but I thought that it would be better to do a hike with more wildflowers to look at and bigger mountains to reflect the moonlight.

Mount Baldy is the peak between Snowbird and Alta.

The wildflowers are magnificent right now with all the rain that we have had.  It's supposed to dry out by Thurs night, so we shouldn't have to deal with rain.  Let's meet at the Little Cottonwood Canyon Park & Ride at 6:00.  [Note: LCC is the canyon with Snowbird and Alta.]  We'll car pool from there up to the campground below Cecret Lake.  This is a moderate to strenuous hike of about 4-5 miles round trip and probably 2,000' elevation gain.  We should be back down before dark, but bring a headlamp/flashlight just in case.  There will be a 3/4 moon, so that will provide additional light also.  The moon will be high in the sky and the area is fairly open, so we should get great light from the moon.  Bring insect repellant, plenty of water, some snacks and a light jacket if you're inclined to get cold.  Also, bring some cash to help pay the canyon entry fee on the way back down.

For those interested, we can pick a place to go after the hike for socializing.

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  • Deanna M.

    I can't believe I missed this one. I've been on hikes in this area before. its beautiful

    July 20, 2013

  • joyce

    Amazing! Saw double rainbows and mountain goats! I think it may have actually been a fairyland dream. :-)

    July 19, 2013

    • Rick G.

      I didn't know that I did that to you Joyce ;-)

      July 19, 2013

    • joyce

      Every time, Rick. Like clockwork...;-)

      July 19, 2013

  • Jola

    Glorious, spectacular views., great people,.Amazing hike. First time rainbo there, First time mountain goat sighting there. I felt like a kid in a candy store. :)

    July 19, 2013

  • Emily

    Hey everyone- not going to be there tonight..I know it's last minute! I hope to make another hike- I'm sure I will! :-)

    July 18, 2013

    • Rick G.

      Sorry, you missed a fun hike. A little sprinkle, but it made it cool the air temp to perfect hiking conditions.

      July 18, 2013

    • Loralie

      Sorry I missed it!

      July 19, 2013

  • Brenda

    Rick:
    Sorry...change of plans and can't do the longer hike. Hope to catch you on the next one.

    July 18, 2013

  • Lee Ann J.

    Would love this hike but we're going to be busy packing up the car for camping at Albion!

    July 18, 2013

  • Emily

    Looking forward to meeting other hiking enthusiasts!

    July 18, 2013

  • Moriarty

    Kim has a hike going out at that same time to Secret lake for a shorter hike...will see you at the parking!

    July 17, 2013

    • Moriarty

      Shhh Kim I was doing a scare tattic and you blew it;)

      July 17, 2013

    • Rick G.

      Kim - I've been having problems with my phone and email....no wonder I didn't receive the messages ;-) Actually, it just proves that great minds think alike!!! See you there.

      1 · July 17, 2013

  • Rick G.

    I hope that my change of venues does not cause anyone any problems.

    July 17, 2013

    • Jola

      We will see... there are some unpredictable wildlife specimen on that trail.

      July 17, 2013

  • Jola

    Ha ga, I was signing up for Mt Aire and found myself on the way to Baldy. That's what I call adventure! ;)

    July 17, 2013

    • Rick G.

      Yea, I made the change about 5 minutes after I posted it......this will be a better hike with the big moon.

      July 17, 2013

    • Jola

      I may be more of an adventure that I bargained for, given recent attempt on my life, lol.

      July 17, 2013

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