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The view of the mountains from the endpoint of the trail. (Ariana Berkemeier / The Signpost)
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The trail head for Beus Canyon is located at the top of 4600 S., on the east side of Ogden. (Ariana Berkemeier / The Signpost)
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A view of the salt flats and the canyon below. (Ariana Berkemeier / The Signpost)
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The white mountain tops and salt flats in the distance made for an unforgettable experience. (Ariana Berkemeier / The Signpost)

The Hiking and Outdoors Club kicked off their first hike of the semester by climbing Beus Canyon.

Having never been up Beus Canyon, and I was incredibility excited to do this 10 to 12-mile hike.

As we began hiking on a gorgeous, sun-filled Saturday morning, we soon discovered snow and narrow pathways. The deeper we climbed through the canyon, the more snow and obstacles we came across.

The trail was quite difficult, with loose snow making it hard to not slip and fall, and the windy conditions had me struggling to keep my balance. Once we made it through a few snowy patches, I was taken aback by the incredible views of the canyon below, as well as being able to see the salt flats in the distance.

As we continued hiking through untouched snow, it was apparent that the trail was becoming narrower and less visible to the saddle of the mountain. The trail we were climbing was vertical, and if I wasn’t scared of heights before, I became scared of heights in that moment. We decided to stop at a nearby boulder, and as we took a rest one of the hikers exclaimed, “It’s like being in a picture.”

The view from the point we were standing was unlike anything I have ever seen before. The blue sky mixed with the angelic, white snow on the mountain tops was definitely worth the nearly 12-mile hike through the canyon.

The Hiking and Outdoors Club does regular hikes every other Saturday. I highly recommend checking out the club if you are looking to go outdoors and make great friends in the process. For more information about the club contact Chase Brower and go on Weber Sync to sign up for the club.

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The view from the half way mark on the trail. (Ariana Berkemeier / The Signpost)
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The blue sky and perfect conditions made for a great day to go for a hike. (Ariana Berkemeier / The Signpost)
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