Mount Van Cott - December 18, 2021

scatman

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Headed up Mount Van Cott this morning with my daughter, who is back from Portland. Since she has been near sea level for the past four months, and I'm just off giving blood last Saturday, we chose a rather easy hike. On our way to the top, we saw 12 mule deer, heard a chukar, though we couldn't locate it, and saw rabbit tracks on the summit. Not bad for a short hike.

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Our goal

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Katie out ahead

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Deer scat near the trail

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Somehow Katie has gotten a lot faster than me now. :(

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There's old slow poke!

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Can you make out the deer on the ridge to the south of us?


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Dry Canyon

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More deer across the way

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I gave you the large shot on this one. Can you see the deer on the rocks at the top of the ridge? It's just a little more than halfway down the ridge, just below a reflective patch out in the valley. If I had a better zoom lens, this could have been a nice shot.

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A few leaves left on this scrub oak.

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The Dude Benchmark to the north

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Black Mountain Ridge

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Looking south at Mount Wire and the old airplane beacon

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I had to lure Katie up with Circus Peanuts. Thanks @TractorDoc! :p

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You know, she could be in a circus act. Please don't try this at home. :)

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Look at the Big smile @Bob ! :lol:

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Rabbit tracks

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Nice view of the foothills north of the Salt Lake Valley

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Unnamed hill on the north side of Dry Canyon

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back at the Sube.


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I had to lure Katie up with Circus Peanuts. Thanks @TractorDoc! :p

Were you luring her, or was she luring you with those orange delicacies? :)

Is that the same bag I gave you in Yellowstone this past September? They should still be good. . . I don't think Circus Peanuts have an expiration date. :lol:

Looks like a great day for a hike!
 
Please note that there are no pictures of Katie actually eating one of those vile circus (cough cough) peanuts. :)

Another Anti-Nutter? And I already picked up a bag for you for next September.

Hugh tells me I can swap them out for a bottle of whiskey instead. . . then we can still be friends. :)
 
Were you luring her, or was she luring you with those orange delicacies? :)

Is that the same bag I gave you in Yellowstone this past September? They should still be good. . . I don't think Circus Peanuts have an expiration date. :lol:

Looks like a great day for a hike!

Good point. Yes it is the same bag, but my wife and daughter are now consuming them uncontrollably.
 
What's going on with the Aggies @Rockskipper? I completely forgot about the BCP salute. I'll make sure that I use it on my next hike. :thumbsup:
I almost got into the game, but then they told me it was a meal ticket, not a game ticket and threw me out. I then pulled out the BCP salute, thinking maybe they were BCPers and would cut me some slack, but it only earned me a nice uniformed escort out.

Short version: I don't know.
 
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I almost got into the game, but then they told me it was a meal ticket, not a game ticket and threw me out. I then pulled out the BCP salute, thinking maybe they were BCPers and would cut me some slack, but it only earned me a nice uniformed escort out.

Short version: I don't know.

Aggies !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
What? No rattlesnakes?

They are all denned up at this point I believe.

Here is an observation for you: I have never seen a rattlesnake on Mount Van Cott before. I have seen them immediately to the south in Red Butte Canyon and on Mount Wire, and I have seen them to the north on Black Mountain Ridge and many of them in City Creek Canyon. So maybe Van Cott is a rattlesnake free zone. :)
 
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