Mahogany Point viewed from Straight Canyon on the way to Joe's Valley from Orangeville
Staging at the start of the gravel road leading up to Skyline Drive
Joe's Valley Reservoir
Starting up the 66 trail (Lord's Trail)
The sign shows this as a difficult trail, but it was a pretty easy 2WD trail. It's limited to 50" width, but a stock Jeep could make it to the top.
Climbing up onto North Horn Mountain
Getting higher above the valley floor
View southwest toward Ferron Canyon
"It's a big 'W'" (in my best Jonathan Winters voice)
The top of the 66 trail
The road around the Cap passes through intermittently-thick aspen and pine
A peek into Straight Canyon
The trail across Long Ridge
Radio tower on Long Ridge
View of the North Horn Mountain radio towers, with Window Blind Peak far in the distance (about 30 miles away)
The turn toward Mahogany Point
Almost to Mahogany Point
Stopped to enjoy the view
Panorama from Mahogany Point. Getting the bird in the shot was accidental, but there were several of those birds swooping down insanely fast along the rim of Mahogany Point. I was a little worried about getting hit by one as I hiked.
Hunter peeking out from behind the mountain
Orangeville in the foreground and Cedar Mountain in the background
View of Ferron and Window Blind Peak
Almost done swathing the field
These berms in the middle of the road appear to have been created in order to close the road, however, the Arapeen Trail map and the Manti-La Sal Motor Vehicle Use Map show the road extending another 3/4-mile, almost all the way to the forest boundary. I just rode right over the berms.
The turn to South Horn Mountain
On the way to South Horn Mountain
Near Olsen Hollow
Heading toward the southeast corner of South Horn Mountain
A massive crack near the edge of the mountain
View south toward Millsite
Another shot of the crack
Some rocks I gathered on South Horn Mountain. Most were ironstone concretions, others were more chert-like. Many of these are petrified wood, and I think I may have seen some fossilized bone as well. The most surprising find was the chert flakes, meaning there were once Fremont Indians on South Horn Mountain at 8,600' in elevation.
Closer view of some of the petrified wood
Pink and white flowers
Climbing up the switchbacks above Joe's Valley Reservoir
Grassy Lake. I wish I'd have brought my fishing pole.
Torrey after a swim in Grassy Lake
First-to-find on a geocache
Another FTF on a year-old cache
East Mountain viewed from Miller Flat Road
Sunset over Sanpete Valley, viewed from Skyline Drive at the top of Huntington Canyon