Wednesday, January 18, 2012
City Creek Canyon runs
Craig Lloyd about to top out on one of the 'bumps' on the ridge
From Dec 26th-Jan 4th I did 3 runs in City Creek Canyon. First Matt V. and I ran to the Avenues Twin Peaks on the 26th on a cold morning. There wasn't much snow on the trail and other than it being cold the conditions were fantastic out there. A few days later we decided to check out the other side of the canyon, so we ran to the top of the ridge above Ensign Peak and hit all of the small summits with towers. It was so much fun and I really enjoyed the trail, so I talked Jun into heading back up there a few days later to try and climb Dude Peak on Jan 4th. It was an absolutely perfect day with sunshine and warm temps above the inversion. We were both running in shorts and sleeveless shirts and really had a fun run. we didn't quite make it to the summit (we'll be back) because of time constraints, but we had a blast anyway. I really love this canyon. There are some fantastic trails with good elevation gain and awesome views all with easy access.
On the way back from Dude Peak on the ridge