Mount Olympus

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Moon Over OlympusMoon Over Olympus (06/15/2010) A moon rise over mount olympus.

Moon RiseMoon Rise (06/15/2010) Moon rise over Mount Olympus.

Mount Olympus - MobileMount Olympus - Mobile (01/14/2011) This is the first shot I took with my new Samsung Intercept Smartphone

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (02/11/2012) A crisp view of Mount Olympus in the Winter.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (02/22/2013) Mount Olympus from Olympus Hills Park.

Mount Olympus from ChurchillMount Olympus from Churchill (02/27/2013) Picture includes the Churchill Sledding Hill and Mount Olympus in the distance.

Oh MaiOh Mai (02/27/2013) Oh Mai is a Sandwich Shop at 6093 South Highland Drive in Holladay.

Digging a HoleDigging a Hole (06/16/2012) A water main broke outside my folk's house, the county sent out a crew with a cat a dump truck to fix it.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (04/05/2013) This picture from across the Olympus Junior High School field shows an LDS Seminary building and Mount Olympus (the school's namesake). There is an LDS seminary next to most schools in Utah.

Mt Olympus RainbowMt Olympus Rainbow (05/25/2013) A rainbow in early spring crosses the face of Mount Olympus.

Comet Circle and SolarComet Circle and Solar (08/25/2013) This is the intersection of Comet Circle and Solar with Mount Olympus in the background.

4500 South Above Wasatch4500 South Above Wasatch (12/25/2013) After crossing Wasatch Boulevard, 4500 South winds up the alluvial plane at the base of Mount Olympus.

FedEx OfficeFedEx Office (02/13/2014) This FedEx Office Branch is at 5901 South State Street in Murray. You can see the twin peaks of Mount Olympus in the distance.

Another Snowy Day in SLCAnother Snowy Day in SLC (04/02/2014) April 2nd was another snowy day. The clouds broke long enough to get a picture of the neighbor's downed fence. This fence makes a great snow gauge.

Olympus StumpOlympus Stump (03/26/2016) An invasive bark beetle is devastating pine trees in Salt Lake. This stump in Millcreek Utah commemorates a tree that fell victim to the beetle last summer.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (04/05/2016) A view of Mount Olympus from Wasatch Drive

Bernada DriveBernada Drive (12/16/2016) This picture shows Bernada Drive in the Olympus Cove area of Mill Creek, Utah.

Digging OlympusDigging Olympus (01/26/2018) A crew digs a trench for a new culvert in the Mount Olympus area.

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Mount Olympus

Mount Olympus is the most prominent peak of the Wasatch when viewed from downtown Salt Lake. The front of the mountain appears as a solid veritical cliff from certain angles. When you view the mountain from 6000 South, you see that the strata of Mount Olympus is at about a 45 degree angle. You can scramble up the face of Mount Olympus. The route is not technically difficult, but is quite exposed. If you tumble, there is nothing to catch you.

The preferred route up Mount Olympus starts at 5800 South on Wasatch Boulevard. This route is 3.5 miles climbs 4800 feet to Mountain Olympus summit at 9026 feet. (The southern peak is higher than the northern peak. You might want to take the boulder scramble from the southern to the northern peak for a full view of the valley.

The hike is on the East side of the Wasatch front and exposed to the afternoon sun. Bring plenty of water. The hike is best in the Spring and fall.

Mount Olympus is the namesake of Mount Olympus Water. As I understand, the primary spring is in North Canyon. The geology of Mount Olympus has a deep layer of limestone sitting on quartzite The water filters through the limestone and is held by the quartzite through making for a truly ideal water source.

Context: Mountains

Wasatch Boulevard (71 pictures) The trail head is on 5800 South Wasatch Boulevard.

The Wasatch Mountains (130 pictures) Although it is not the tallest (9026 feet), it is one of the more notable peaks in the Wasatch.

Olympus Hills Park (44 pictures) Olympus Hills Park is a county park to the west of I215.

Neff's Canyon (256 pictures) Neff Canyon is just north of Mount Olympus

Desolation Trail (71 pictures) The Desolation Trail accesses Mount Olympus from Mill Creek Canyon.

Mill B North Fork Trail (33 pictures) The Mill B Trail accesses the Mount Olympus wilderness area from Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Olympus Cove (37 pictures) Pictures of the Mount Olympus Cove.

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