Mount Wire - December 11, 2021

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I'll never swim Kern River again
It was there that I met her it was there I lost my best friend
And now I live in the mountains I drifted up here with the wind
And I may drown in still water
But I'll never swim Kern River again
I grew up in an oil town but my gusher never came in
And the river was a boundary where my darling and i used to swim
One night in the moonlight the swiftness swept her life away
And now I live on Lake Shasta
And Lake Shasta is where I will stay
South San Joaquin where the seeds of the dustbowl are found
And there's a place called Mount Whitney
From where the mighty Kern River comes down
Well it's not deep nor wide
But it's a mean piece of water my friend
And I may cross on the highway
But I'll never swim Kern River again


Sorry, I got distracted by Merle. :) It is a mean piece of water though.

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Kern River - July 2017


It was blood donation day today, so today's hike was my old standby, Mount Wire.

We got our first big snow in northern Utah yesterday, so I was anxious to give Wire a try with the white stuff. Actually, Mount Wire just after a snow is a really beautiful hike, with snow on the scrub oak along the trail, and the valley air cleared out of the pollution.

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Before. The Subaru is back! New starter motor, rotors, pads and one new caliper. :thumbsup:

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The trail

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Stansbury Island in the distance

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The Wasatch Front

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Red Butte and the Living Room upper left

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More trail

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This guy and his dog were looping Wire three times. I was impressed.

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Living room intersection with the Mount Wire Trail

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Cool looking conifer

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View from the Mount Wire Trail

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Tunnel ahead

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Red Butte Canyon

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Lookout Peak

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A peak over Red Butte to downtown. You can see all the way to the Lakeside Mountains in this shot

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View out into the valley

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Antelope Island in the distance

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Blue skies and a mountain mahogany

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Summit of Mount Wire in view

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View to the east along the Mount Wire Ridge

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Summit shot - 25 degrees up top and a stiff wind blowing

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View to the north

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View to the east

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View to the south

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View to the west - The Oquirrh Mountains along the west side of the Salt Lake Valley

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Another shot of Antelope Island

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Mountain mahogany

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The west side of Mount Wire

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The trail up Red Butte

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Looks cold

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After.

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I can't match @Titans and @Ugly's culinary expertise, but Saturday is pizza night at the Scat house and after a nice hike and donating a pint of blood, I could probably have eaten two of these - chicken garlic with green onions and tomatoes. :) I load my side up with veggies so I can pretend that it is good for me.

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And along with the pizza, I'm planning on enjoying my one beer a week, a pecan pie porter.


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Absolutely gorgeous!

And ole Merle should've moved to Gusher, Utah (over by Ft. Duchesne).
 
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You definitely got a lot more snow than we did. Dave Alvin does a great version of that song.
 

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Tell me a little bit about Gusher.
According to the map, I've been through there recently, but don't remember a thing about it. That's all I can tell you, which might be saying a lot, but I don't know if it's about the town or about me.
 

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Well done @scatman , you are committed to get outside! Even if it’s frosty. We also had a lot of wind hiking yesterday, but our summit temperature was about 95 degrees above your summit temperature. :roflmao: I’m confused about the one beer per week, is that because you hike once per week? Nice pizza @scatman , you deserved some carb after that hike.

The conifer, ouch… that’s a classic photo of “deer eats bottom 4 feet of every conifer”.
 

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Well done @scatman , you are committed to get outside! Even if it’s frosty. We also had a lot of wind hiking yesterday, but our summit temperature was about 95 degrees above your summit temperature. :roflmao: I’m confused about the one beer per week, is that because you hike once per week? Nice pizza @scatman , you deserved some carb after that hike.

The conifer, ouch… that’s a classic photo of “deer eats bottom 4 feet of every conifer”.

About five years ago I decided to limit my beer intake to one beer a week. My waistline doesn't need the extra carbs and calories. :) There are a couple of exceptions though. One, when I go to Portland to visit my kids, I usually have a couple of Terminator Stouts while I'm there. Second, is after, or between backpacking trips, where I will enjoy celebrating with my backpacking mates. Other than those, I've stuck to the one beer a week regiment pretty well.
 

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First off, that pizza looks great!
Also, just a stiff wind on top of Wire? Maybe it was just because I had been out near the rising of the sun, but Saturday was very stiffly windy- but I guess Sunday was worse since Sunday most of my 9" of snow got blown to Herriman or Tooele even, and continues to try and blow everything I own that direction! Although I was in Park City this evening entertaining peeps from out of town, and it was not half as windy up there as when I got home, so maybe it is just windy here.


This is a fantastic report. That snow on the scrub and along the trail, just wonderful.

And … are those cucumbers on a pizza? Or zucchini? Now you’re really scaring me.

I was also a bit concerned that you were cucumbering your pizza! Maybe pickled cucumbers... but zucchini. Yes, That definitely looks good.
 
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