Hike-a-Week : Silver Lake Trail
Trails : Silver Lake Trail to Bald Mountain, Park City, Utah (3rd hike this week)
Mileage/Hours : 2 miles / 2.5 hours
Rating : Strenuous
Elevation Gain : 1,300 ft (Starting elevation 8,100 ft)
The trails are lined with wildflowers and alder trees.
The hike up was extremely slow (2.5 hours). We stopped frequently to catch our breaths and monitor our heart rates.
This stretch was brutal – did not look like it would ever end.
After 2.5 hours, we met up with Julie and Karen who were at the top waiting for us. They left us in the dust!
While Karen and Julie started the trek down the the mountain, Kaye and I spent a few minutes enjoying the spectacular view of the surrounding area and the occasional cool breeze.
Instead of hiking to the bottom of Bald Mountain, Kaye and I caught the Sterling lift down.
We stopped at the Royal Cafe for mint lemonade and sweet treats. We found a nice spot in the shade and enjoyed our cold mint lemonade while waiting for our friends to reach the bottom.
Total miles logged so far this week : 15 miles