Mount Olympus

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Mount OlympusMount Olympus (02/01/2013) Okay, my snow pile doesn\'t measure against the grandeur of Mount Olympus ... yet!

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (02/01/2013) The view from the porch.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (05/24/2010) Mount Olympus on a bright Spring Day (May 24)

Parleys Hollow from I80Parleys Hollow from I80 (06/06/2010) I was stuck in a traffic jam for a half hour with this view into Parley's Hollow from I80

Mount Olympus WaterMount Olympus Water (12/19/2009) A Mount Olympus Water truck with Mount Olympus in the distance.

Mount Olympus in SummerMount Olympus in Summer (06/24/2009) Utah's Mount Olympus in the summer from the Churchhill playing field.

Mount Olympus in MistMount Olympus in Mist (07/04/2009) A mist obscurs Mount Olympus.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (03/15/2009) Mount Olympus viewed from Mill Creek memorial park on Wasatch Drive.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (03/15/2009) Mount Olympus viewed from Churchill Junior High School.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (03/15/2009) Mount Olympus viewed from Ceres Drive in the Olympus Cove area of Salt Lake City.

Mount Olympus over the Jordan RiverMount Olympus over the Jordan River (12/16/2008) Mount Olympus frames this picture of the Jordan River in central Salt Lake Valley.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (12/16/2008) Mount Olympus viewed from the Jordan River Parkway in December.

Rainbow OlympusRainbow Olympus (08/22/2008) A rainbow highligts the face of Mount Olympus.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (05/25/2008) Mount Olympus viewed from the mouth of Neffs Canyon.

Water TowersWater Towers (06/16/2008) Two water towers hover over the Eastwood playing field.

4500 South Bridge4500 South Bridge (02/11/2008) This is the new 4500 South Bridge framed by Mount Olympus. The next picture is the same scene without the bus. This image is available on Big Stock Photo. Click image for details.

Tailings Pile-BlackTailings Pile-Black (03/05/2001) The camera did not capture the blackness of these artificial mounds. There is now a Costco on top of the tailings pile.

Mount Olympus at DuskMount Olympus at Dusk (05/08/2001) Taken from the Senior Center on 3900 south.

Mount Olympus at DuskMount Olympus at Dusk (05/08/2001) Taken from the Senior Center

Mount Olympus from Bells CanyonMount Olympus from Bells Canyon (05/08/2001)

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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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