This month has been quite a bit different from last month. In July we were camping almost every weekend; this month we haven’t been able to get out as much as we would like. We knew that we needed to get out and at least go on a longer hike on Saturday. We decided on White Pine Lake in Little Cottonwood Canyon.
This hike is about 8 miles round trip with some elevation gain. The trail head is located shortly after Tanner Flat; there is a small parking lot. It starts out very easy with no real obstacles. It is a gradual incline until about the last half mile then things start to get steep as you climb the rock talus. Once you reach the top, it is a short walk down to the lake. Unfortunately, the dam was being tested so the water level wasn’t as high as it normally is. It took us a little longer than should have because I pulled a muscle in my leg so I was slow hiking up, but normally the hike would take about 4-6 hours. This is a great day hike with some spectacular views.