"A more feasible winter approach . . . " Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2007
Ok, Ok, so it's technically spring. It sure felt like winter on Bighorn today. I just HAD to try out my new technical daypack so I climbed Bighorn from Alpine via the upper Schoolhouse Springs service road out of the First Hamengog. I needed both my snowshoes and my ax. Wonderful day!
Route Climbed: East Ridge via Bells Canyon Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2005
Counting time spent route finding and bushwhacking I reached the summit in 5 hours. Wild flowers still plentiful. Came down the northeast side of the ridge from the summit and found it exhilarating. One could take that route up from the end of the canyon instead of hiking all the way to the saddle. Took 3+45 down and only found the actual trail 2 hours into the descent. Strangely enough, I didn't even see the Upper Reservoir going up or coming down! July 25, 2008. Smarter now; I take people with me who know the trail. Brent, Dave & I bagged Upper Bells along with Lone Peak, the summit ascent for Lone Peak beginning up a chute 1/2 mile southwest of the Upper Bells reservoir. Exciting little diversion, I must say. 12-3-09 With Christine & ZeeJay from the Alpine (Hamongogs) side. Very little snow but great trip. #4 Can't remember exactly how that one worked out, but it did. :) #5 10-16-10 W/ Dave from Lone Peak. #6 Dec. 2011 from Alpine TH. Sketchy snow. #6 9-24-13 Solo from Alpine & the Hamongogs. Very windy on top, fall colors emerging above 7,000'.
Route Climbed: East Ridge, descended West Ridge Date Climbed: October 16th, 2004
Bagged this peak on my way from S Thunder to Lone Pk. I'd been wanting to do this peak for a while, and the class 3 climbing made my climbing it very worthwhile - the class 3 scrambling has got to be some of the best in the Wasatch!