I grabbed a friend and drove to the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon only to find the ski season in full swing. So much for following a trail to Clayton Peak.
We decided to head down the trail and my friend hadn't done the Lake Desolation trail. Faithful readers will recall that I've done this hike a few times and I figured with it being south facing trail that it would be relatively dry and easy to do.
I quickly discovered how wrong I was. I'd rather have dealt with the snow / ice than what I got, which was a mud fest. Luckily I brought a walking stick with me, otherwise I guarantee I would've looked like a muddy pig when I was done.
Our pace was really slow because of the shoe sucking mud and after about 2 miles my companion decided they had seen enough.
I did manage to get a photos of the mud and the winter wonderland.
Brighton Ski Resort