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near White Hill Estates, Utah (United States)
We started at Neff's Canyon trailhead, and then veered southwest, up the rocky north face of Mount Olympus. As we approached the north summit, the rain and lightning started. We dropped down to the canyon between the north and south summits. We bushwhacked for about 1 1/2 miles down the canyon until we reached the traditional trail to the south summit of Mount Olympus. In retrospect, we should've gone up the canyon and climbed up the south summit, and then taken the regular trail down.
The bushwhack was miserable. Thick scrub oak, stinging nettles and cockle-burrs everywhere. Lots of big boulders and drops. Two rattle snakes were also encountered.
Next time, we'll traverse from the north to the south peak, and take the regular trail down.