Storm Mountain from Mule Hollow

Storm Mountain from Mule Hollow

Storm Mountain shooting up from Big Cottonwood Canyon, seen from Mule Hollow. 5/25/09
Rocky Alps
on May 28, 2009 2:16 am
Image Type(s): Scenery
Image ID: 516554


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mountaingazelle - May 28, 2009 2:50 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice Photo!

Storm Mountain looks very prominent from here. Great view of the upper part of Stairs Gulch.

Rocky Alps

Rocky Alps - May 29, 2009 11:12 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice Photo!

Thanks! From the main road in Big Cottonwood Canyon, the view of Storm Mountain is absolutely neck-bending (looking up at Willard Spires in the North is the only other place in the Wasatch I can think of that also gains at least 3,000 feet in such a short distance). The Mule Hollow trail has great views of Storm Mountain, despite being quite overgrown after this point (we didn't get much further than this).


lcarreau - May 28, 2009 11:20 pm - Voted 10/10

I'm assuming that

very impressive face of solid granite has
harbored many avalanches over the years ??

Rocky Alps

Rocky Alps - May 29, 2009 11:17 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I'm assuming that

It looks like it would be, but I think the granite/quartzite slopes are steeper than ones where prime avalanche conditions are found (35 to 40 degree incline). I could be wrong though, since I'm not sure which parts of Big Cottonwood Canyon have the most avalanches. I know the Tanners Gulch area in Little Cottonwood Canyon has occasional avalanches that cover the main road.


lcarreau - May 29, 2009 8:19 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Just thinking ...

Would be nice if somebody put together an
"active avalanche track map" for Little
Cottonwood & Big Cottonwood Canyons.

I know for a fact that avalanches do occur on
the upper end of South Willow Canyon in
Utah's awesome Stansburys.

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