South Ridge of City Creek Canyon - January 28, 2023

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I started out with micro-spikes on this hike, but soon switched over to snowshoes as I began to sink in quite a bit. That should make @kwc happy. :) I read this past week that we are having the best winter in twenty years here in SLC, and I won't argue with that. We have had storm after storm roll through this winter.

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Getting ready at the trailhead

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I loved this shot. A little patch of blue sky behind the summit of Mount Wire to the southeast

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Deer tracks coming off the hill

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The sun popped out for a bit, and it caused me to overheat.

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Beginning to work my way around the Avenues Twin Peaks. The snow is deep on the west side of the two peaks

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Shoreline Trail

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Off the Shoreline Trail and heading towards the North Avenues Twin Peak

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A lone sagebrush as I climb the ridge

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First view down into City Creek

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Storming at the top of Black Mountain

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The Dude Benchmark across City Creek

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The summit of Burro Peak is in the clouds

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Lichens

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Dark clouds moving in

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One other person had made they way along the ridge

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Mount Wire to the southeast

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Stansbury Island in the sunshine to the west

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Those trees on the north slope of Black Mountain look cold

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Snowshoes and poles shot

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Looking back at the Avenues Twin Peaks, with the Oquirrh Mountains in sunlight across
the Salt Lake Valley

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Another shot looking back, but not zoomed in this time

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Sunlit Antelope Island and Frary Peak just over the north ridge of City Creek Canyon

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My nose might be running in this one. :)

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Interesting clouds on my way back

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Another shot of the Oquirrhs across the valley

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Hmmm............................... I guess a good winter can be bad for the deer

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Back at the Jeep, and @Rockskipper, I may need a smooth Tennessee Whiskey after this one. See if you can have Price send me up
their finest. :D


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nice! I need to get up there. you might not think it but I've had some scary conditions up on the Little Black ridgeline with huge cornices and such
 
Good to see that Utah is getting so much snow this winter. Yellowstone is also getting hammered. Here in the SW enough rain has fallen that maybe a good flower bloom here in the spring. The whole west needs all of this moisture because of the drought the last few years. Always do love your trip reports and photos. Thanks for posting!
 
nice! I need to get up there. you might not think it but I've had some scary conditions up on the Little Black ridgeline with huge cornices and such

I had a big storm roll up on me when I was trying to make Perkin's Peak along Parley's ridge from the valley side one year in the first week of April. It was my first time attempting Perkin's. I could see the dark cloud move fast across the valley from the west. I was on the little scramble section just before the summit when it overtook me. It was white out conditions. Might have been the scariest situation that I have ever been in in the backcountry. I just followed the ridge back down as best I could. Eventually, I started hearing the traffic in Parleys so I knew I was heading in the right direction. I breathed a big sigh of relief when I made it back to the Jeep.
 
Good to see that Utah is getting so much snow this winter. Yellowstone is also getting hammered. Here in the SW enough rain has fallen that maybe a good flower bloom here in the spring. The whole west needs all of this moisture because of the drought the last few years. Always do love your trip reports and photos. Thanks for posting!

Going to need some of that snow to melt up north by June 22nd for my Wyoming Range trip. :)
 
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