Our friends came into town so we used the excuse to take a hike to Ensign Peak. This short, steep hike has incredible views of our beautiful city.
"July 26, 1847 two days after the Mormon pioneers entered this valley Brigham Young and party climbed to this point and with the aid of field glasses made a careful survey of the mountains, canyons, and streams. In the group were Heber C. Kimball, Wilford Woodruff, George A. Smith, Ezra T. Benson, Willard Richards, Albert Carrington and William Clayton. Wilford Woodruf, first to ascend the peak, suggested it was a fitting place "to set up an ensign" (Isaiah 11:12) . It was then named Ensign Peak, subsequently the stars and stripes were raised here. "