Sunday, November 13, 2011

Time flies when I lose the habit of writing at least once a week.  Today seems to be a great day to write due to the cold wet weather outside.  If I had the gear and the wheels to get me up the canyons then I'd be there hiking.

Over the last 3 months I've spent nearly every weekend hiking one of the many trails in either Big or Little Cottonwood Canyon.  My goal, hike every major side canyon in these two canyons before the snow flew.  I about flaked out on Mule Hollow because it's a minor pull off in Big Cottonwood until I read it has a mine about half way up.  I decided that it needed to be hiked.  Of all my hikes this is the least of the hikes I'll redo for it is steep, rocky, and tight all the way up following a stream bed.  It takes the stubbornness of a mule to get up it.  This image is taken with a phone and shows the old cart tracks disappearing into the collapsed mine hidden in the brush.