Mile 705. Since he walked the Owen's Loop Trail on August 24, with its terrific views from an observation point like setting, Tortoise has been excited to try the City Creek Trail nearby. From the maps, it looks like a good way to walk through the country cars drive through on Red Hills Parkway without being right next to the cars -- at least for one direction of a loop.
It is that, and more. It turns out to be a popular training ground for cross country runners with its up and down meandering path, which consumes mileage without actually going very far. Lou generally differs from most hikers with regards to switchbacks. He would prefer to walk farther if it keeps slopes to below, say, 10%. As you will see a little later on the trail map, the City Creek Trail takes switchbacks to an extreme. A couple times the trail actually goes up and down in a segment more than if it took the direct route instead of a long switchback. This left Tortoise amused. He still enjoyed this walk though.
The day's walking thought was by Carl Cook ...