A break in the weather this afternoon allowed for a relatively short hike to a fairly easy destination: Reynolds Peak by way of Butler Fork - East Branch.
From the summit, a look up Cardiff Fork in BCC.
Kessler Peak on the left side and, in the distance on the right side, Broad's Fork Twin Peaks are the highest summits. The avalanche path just to the looker's right of the large groves of quaking aspen trees is the Argenta slide path. On January 26, 1996, an enormous avalanche roared down it, cleaning out approximately 12 acres of nearly 50-year-old trees and completely burying BCC road. Estimates at the time were that there were around 2,500 mature trees embedded in all the avi debris. The canyon road was closed for the next three days, with UDOT crews working around the clock to get it back open. The depth and length of the slide debris was truly remarkable.
The upper part of the slide path known as God's Lawnmower is shown to the left of the aspen groves.
Mt. Raymond on the left and Gobbler's Knob on the right with the Reynold's Peak mini weather station in the foreground.
A look down to the Butler Fork trailhead car park, where we'd left our vehicle.
The Salt Lake Valley and Oquirrh Mountain range in the distance.
The upper portion of the Argenta slide path on Kessler Peak comes into view during our descent back to the trailhead.