Ending the year with a hike

posted Jan 2, 2018, 6:56 PM by Paul Wagner
It wasn't epic.  It wasn't backpacking.  But we had always wondered about the Eagle Creek Trail, out of the Dardanelles Resort and up towards the Emigrant Wilderness. So on the last day of the year, we started a  bit late, but hiked up a few miles to see what we could see.

Nice trail.  Steep in parts, but certainly not impossible.  And we got up over 7,000 feet, where we could see that the trail flattens out into Eagle Meadows.  Yeah, there is 4WD road into those meadows as well, but we like hiking.

There was patchy snow along the trail, but not more than about 5% or even less.  And that's not good news.  Hopefully the new year will bring in lots of snow.  We need it, and we need the water it holds.

Meanwhile, we did hike past a creek that was frozen solid.  And no, we didn't try to ice skate!

At any rate, here's a link to the rest of the photos...