Spring has sprung in Utah .. so no more excuses from Jake about it being too cold to hike. Jake, John and I decided to do a quick early season hike near the University of Utah today. After parking on lower campus we walked up through student housing and into the lower part of Red Butte Canyon. From there, a steep (but short and sweet) trail led up to the summit of Red Butte. It was a bit windy and cold, but overall a perfect early Spring day. The real treat of the day was a visit to Red Butte Gardens - one of my favorite spots in the valley.