Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Ensign Peak, Salt Lake City

When Brigham Young and the gang arrived at the current site of Salt Lake City, he and some others climbed up on a hill that is north of the current downtown, looked out over the basin and planned their city.  Today there's a trail that leads up to the peak, and the short hike is recommended as a good one to do at dusk to see the lights come on in the city below.  So, that's what I did.

These first few are taken on the way up:

Here you go:  Salt Lake City.  I'm not sure if this is what the original settlers envisioned, but this is how it looks now.  The state capitol is slightly left of centre in the middle ground, with downtown behind it.

There were some cool clouds as the sun went down:

... and now the lights are coming on.

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