I went 1/2 mile up Mill B South trail in Big Cottonwood Canyon today. Really needed an excursion outside. I had been planning on going up the canyon this weekend, but supposedly, we are supposed to get our first mountain snowfall mid-week. So I jumped at the opportunity and went up today.
And what a beautiful evening it was. We hit about 90 degrees this afternoon. It was cooling off, the mosquitos were starting to buzz. The trail wasn't crowded at all. I took advantage of no one watching and stepped off the trail a couple times. I know, naughty. But it was only to get closer to the river. So totally worth it.
I took advantage of the peace and quiet and let my mind wander. Then, when I got tired of my own randomness, I turned to what was going on around me. It is always surprising to me that I see totally different things on the way down than I did on the way up. Makes the whole trip new and exciting. I decided early on that I didn't want to go all the way to the top. Just far enough to take some pictures and feel satisfied emotionally. And I did.
I am hoping to get in another trip before the snow really hits. Not sure why I have to plan so far in advance. It's not like I have much to keep me busy…