We got to go to a family baptism Saturday morning down in Salem (I was asked to sing and Dixie gave one of the talks), so we thought doing something on the way back would be a good idea. Y Mountain is one of the southern-most hikes in our guidebook (60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City). This isn't a great hike for the middle of the day though. We should've gone in the morning or evening when the sun wouldn't be beating on us quite so hard. At least we had plenty of water.
The Y from the base of the trail. I've been on this hike at least 3 times; this is the first I've gone to the tippy-top of the Y though (you can go to the base or the upper-middle as well).
The trail is wide enough for a truck, so they can get up there once a year and whitewash the Y.
As you can see on the map, lots of switchbacks.
The most prominent wildflower on the hillside at this time of year.
Looking over Provo to Utah Lake and the mountains beyond.
The Provo Temple from the trail.
Mt. Nebo to the south.
First glimpse of the Y from the trail.
You can see the lower trail from here.
The Provo Temple from the Y.
The Y . . . I don't really feel like crawling all over it in the sun with my vertigo coming on.
We walked over to the middle at the tippy-top and ate our pb&j sandwiches.
There she is, my amazing wife.
People like to say they've hiked the Y. I'm not crazy about this trail though. I'd much rather walk up a cool canyon with a murmuring stream to keep us company.