I went hiking yesterday with my bobsledding gator hunting friend from Louisiana out in the mountains behind the U. It was AMAZING! And VERY nice to get out of the smog that claimed the valley. As soon as we got above the smog line the air immediately smelled clean. Its scary that you can smell when its clean, but thats SLC for ya. I noticed that every 10 minutes or so Garrett would blow a whistle and I asked why. To scare away the mountain lions, obviously. Apparently in thee mountains behind the school there have been 5 deaths in 5 years related to mountain lions, but in all cases the hiker was alone or with a dog. I think we were pretty safe :)
Anyway, it was BEAUTIFUL up there!!! and the trail was only 1 minute from my dorm! We hiked 63 minutes up and 26 down. It was so steep and rocky we pretty much just slid down on our butts.
Jealous? I know.