Every July 24th, my family does the Alta to Brighton Hike with all of the kids. But with the amount of snow this year, our pathway was going to be blocked by snow...so we improvised and we hiked Red Butte right in the Foothills. This hike is right above the University of Utah and gives you some pretty fabulous views over the whole valley. We also had a pretty good crew of about 20 of us trudging along the trail
About a month ago, there was a fire that went up through the hills. You could still see the scarred mountainside, but it was pretty cool to see how fast the green was coming back. Probably next year, the hill will be well on its way to looking just fine.