May 23, 2014
Bell Canyon Hike
The weather has finally turned nice and warm, the snow line is receding, so a hike up into Bell Canyon is possible now. Of course the hike to lower Bell Reservoir is open most of the year, as it's only a couple hundred feet above the valley. And it's a nice destination in and of itself, if you want a small hike to a nice place for a picnic or some fishing. It's maybe 20 minutes from the parking lot to the reservoir so just about anyone can get there via a steep sandy trail.
Regardless, the sun was warm and the trees had that spring green color, so it was a nice day to be out for a walk. With the snow still hanging on the hills it was beautiful to be up in the Wasatch range. I suspect that the upper reservoir would still have been shrouded in snow and perhaps even still frozen...it's tucked into the canyon and a long ways up there. Perhaps I'll make it up there later in the summer when it's broiling down in the valley?