Panorama from Sunset Peak, Utah.
From New Years 2017-18
David climbed high above Snowbird in Utah, here at Sunset Peak.
MotionX capture of hiking track.
From Snowbird October
MotionX capture of hiking track; 1.6mi was on the tram, so total hike distance was 10mi.
MotionX capture of hiking track (orange), starting from Alta base (center top) and ending at Snowbird (left).
Twin Peaks from Hidden Peak, Snowbird.
Sugarloaf Pass, from Hidden Peak, with the Uinta Range in far distance.
The Snowbird tram approaches Hidden Peak.
The final approach to Hidden Peak, under the tram line.
Looking back at Sugarloaf Pass (center right), after climbing up toward Hidden Peak; Baldy at left.
Sugarloaf Pass, where I realize the path to Snowbird (and to Hidden Peak at rear) requires a serious descent and re-ascent.
Sugarloaf Pass, where Albion Basin crosses over to Mineral Basin and I connect from Alta to Snowbird.
Ascending toward Sugarloaf at the top edge of Albion Basin.
Cecret Lake, Albion Basin.
A group of deer were spooked by my passage along the trail in Albion Basin.
View above the Albion Basin to some snowfields below Devil's Castle.
View of the upper Albion Basin, with Devil's castle at left, Cecret Lake in center, and Sugarloaf, Hidden Peak, and Baldy at center distance.
View back toward Sunset Peak, with another hiker on top, from my route along the ridge to the south.
View from Sunset Peak, along the ridge toward Devil's Castle, Sugarloaf, Baldy, and (barely visble) Hidden Peak.
View from Sunset Peak, along the ridge toward Albion Basin, with Catherine's Pass at center and Mount Wolverine in center-right distance.
David on Sunset Peak, Utah.
Lake Catherine and view to the north, from Sunset Peak.
High exposure on the trail to Sunset Peak - and it gets worse!
View of the ridge to Sunset Peak.
Warning signs when you reach the ridgetops!
Sunset Peak, from Catherine's Pass.
Lake Catherine from Catherine's Pass, above Alta.
Catherine's Pass, above Alta, Utah.
Along the trail from Alta to Catherine's Pass, with views of Sugarloaf, Baldy, and (between) the summit house on Hidden Peak.
Along the trail from Alta to Catherine's Pass.
Along the trail from Alta to Catherine's Pass, with views of Devil's Castle, Sugarloaf, and Baldy.
High-country views while hiking up the slopes at Alta; I think this is Sugarloaf Mountain.
High-country views while hiking up the slopes at Alta. The far/big peak is Mount Baldy.
Hiking up trails along the slopes at Alta.
Late afternoon light, late fall colors, Big Cotton Canyon, Utah.
Donut Falls, Big Cotton Canyon, Utah.
Cliff Lodge and late-afternoon light after a snowfall, Snowbird.
Valley views from the slopes at Snowbird, at sunrise.
Views of the high country during a hike on the slopes at Snowbird.
Valley views from the slopes at Snowbird, with Salt Lake City on the plains in the distance.
Valley views from the slopes at Snowbird, with Cliff Lodge at center.
Mule deer on the slopes at Snowbird.
Views from Hidden Peak at Snowbird, toward the Twin Peaks and the sunset.