How to Hike the Wasatch Mountains
Salt Lake City's Wasatch Mountains have some pretty strenuous hiking trails. Hiking on these steep inclines takes some special precautions.
- Get a good guide book to help you find the particulars about the available trails.
- Choose a trail that you are in shape for. Trying to do something you are not ready for will only
- Get good hiking boots. You will need boots with ankle support, and ones that are not too tight.
Especially when walking downhill, because your feet and toes will get the most stress then.
- Wear layers. Going uphill you will get warm. But, sitting for lunch at the top can be chilly.
- Take a daypack with some supplies, such as a rain poncho, a light jacket, a snack, a camera, film.
- Pace yourself. Enjoy the walk. Stop and smell the flowers and notice the small details.
- If you get tired or hungry, stop and take a break. Don't push too hard.
- Be sure to drink water regularly. You can get dehydrated on a strenuous uphill climb.
- Prime time for wildflowers is late-July through mid-August.
Albion Basin is the place!
- The most amazing fall splendor can be seen on the Timpanogos trail.
- Be sure to bring a camera. You'll want to preserve the memories of the beautiful images.