Mount Olympus

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Salon LydiaSalon Lydia (02/11/2018) Salon Lydia is a hair salon at 4748 Highland Drive in Holladay Holladay, Utah.

Holladay ConstructionHolladay Construction (10/16/2017) Mount Olympus rises over the new construction in Holladay.

The New HolladayThe New Holladay (10/17/2017) An autumn view of the new Holladay framed by Mount Olympus.

Mount Olympus in RedMount Olympus in Red (10/05/2017) Mount Olympus is sporting a gown of red maple leaves for the Fall.

Mount Olympus in the FallMount Olympus in the Fall (10/15/2017) Another shot of Mount Olympus in its fall colors.

Brockbank DriveBrockbank Drive (12/17/2016) 4500 South turns into Brockbank Drive as it climbs East of Wasatch Boulevard into the Olympus Cove. This neighborhood is part of the newly minted Mill Creek City just South of Salt Lake.

Verizon Tower BaseVerizon Tower Base (10/04/2017) Verizon is constructing a cellphone tower at the local school. This is the base with Mount Olympus in the background. I understand the tower will be camouflaged as a tree.

Dan s FoodDan s Food (01/29/2014) Image shows Dan's Food framed by Mount Olympus in the Cove area.

Firestone - Highland DriveFirestone - Highland Drive (02/13/2014) This picture shows the Firestone Service Center at 4031 S Highland Drive in Holladay.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (12/04/2013) Mount Olympus viewed from the trail heading up Grandeur Peak.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (08/25/2013) Olympus High School is named for Mount Olympus; So, I would be remiss in my duties if I failed to include an image of this grand escarpment looking over the North wing of the school.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (04/13/2013) Mount Olympus viewed from the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.

Mt OlympusMt Olympus (03/01/2013) Mount Olympus viewed from Wasatch Junior High School [3750 South 3100 East].

Two Dancing CatsTwo Dancing Cats (03/18/2008) Two Dancing Cats occupied this space on 3900 South before the move the Sugarhouse.

Mt OlympusMt Olympus (03/01/2013) This image shows the new Mill Creek Community Center framed by Mount Olympus.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (03/01/2013) Mount Olympus viewed over the MC Community Center parking lot.

Black DiamondBlack Diamond (03/01/2013) The Black Diamond Complex in Holladay framed by Mount Olympus.

Apollo Burgers and Mt OlympusApollo Burgers and Mt Olympus (02/27/2013) A picture of Apollo Burges in Holladay framed by Mount Olympus.

Holladay City HallHolladay City Hall (02/27/2013) A view of Holladay City Hall across a baseball diamond to Mount Olympus.

Cottonwood MallCottonwood Mall (02/27/2013) The city fathers of Holladay Utah realized that they could improve the view by tearing down Cottonwood Mall creating this beautiful view of an empty field and mount olympus.

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Mount Olympus

Mount Olympus is the most prominent peak of the Wasatch when viewed from downtown Salt Lake. The front of the mountain appears as a solid veritical cliff from certain angles. When you view the mountain from 6000 South, you see that the strata of Mount Olympus is at about a 45 degree angle. You can scramble up the face of Mount Olympus. The route is not technically difficult, but is quite exposed. If you tumble, there is nothing to catch you.

The preferred route up Mount Olympus starts at 5800 South on Wasatch Boulevard. This route is 3.5 miles climbs 4800 feet to Mountain Olympus summit at 9026 feet. (The southern peak is higher than the northern peak. You might want to take the boulder scramble from the southern to the northern peak for a full view of the valley.

The hike is on the East side of the Wasatch front and exposed to the afternoon sun. Bring plenty of water. The hike is best in the Spring and fall.

Mount Olympus is the namesake of Mount Olympus Water. As I understand, the primary spring is in North Canyon. The geology of Mount Olympus has a deep layer of limestone sitting on quartzite The water filters through the limestone and is held by the quartzite through making for a truly ideal water source.

Context: Mountains

Wasatch Boulevard (71 pictures) The trail head is on 5800 South Wasatch Boulevard.

The Wasatch Mountains (130 pictures) Although it is not the tallest (9026 feet), it is one of the more notable peaks in the Wasatch.

Olympus Hills Park (44 pictures) Olympus Hills Park is a county park to the west of I215.

Neff's Canyon (256 pictures) Neff Canyon is just north of Mount Olympus

Desolation Trail (71 pictures) The Desolation Trail accesses Mount Olympus from Mill Creek Canyon.

Mill B North Fork Trail (33 pictures) The Mill B Trail accesses the Mount Olympus wilderness area from Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Olympus Cove (37 pictures) Pictures of the Mount Olympus Cove.


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