hike: cascade mountain via dry fork canyon and south ridge
Cascade Mountain is that gnarly looking ridge/peak on the south side of Provo Canyon and is much less crowded than Timpanogos. 10,908 feet elevation, 13.0 miles round trip, and 5,398 feet gain. Expect a very early morning start. Anticipate scrambling, exposure, and a moderate pace. This will be both Akiko and Kathleen's first time hiking Cascade Mountain. Drive time from SLC will be about 1 hour to trailhead. As suggested by public health authorities, be prepared for social distancing, symptom questions, and use of hand sanitizer and face coverings (buffs work well while recreating). This activity is posted as hiking but there is the possibility of some snow (micro spikes and trekking poles recommended).
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