Nana and Gramps are in town for a visit. Just the excuse I needed to hike to the Y painted on the side of the mountain above BYU. I haven't made the climb since finals week at the end of my freshman year.
It's not a long hike (only 1.75 miles round trip), but it's pretty steep. An 1,100 foot elevation climb. Nana made a good go of it all the way to the third switchback. Gramps, Jack, and I continued up the trail. Eleven switchbacks in all.
The fall colors were spectacular!
It sprinkled on us part of the way, but the sun was still shining. We did see one faint rainbow, but it wasn't strong enough to get a good picture.
The view out over the valley on the way up as the sun began to set was exactly what we'd hoped it would be.
We made it to the giant Y just after the sun set.
The twilight views on the way back down made the whole adventure just about perfect.