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edgeTedious but Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2014

edge

Climbed up Trail 43 up Deer Creek. Made good time up until the snow on the ridge. I had no winter gear so it took 3 hours from the ridge to the top of Box Elder. I kept sliding back down the snow even though it was only 1-3 feet deep. That part was horrible. Very cold on the summit. The views were amazing, though! Going back down was really fun. Slid down from the top to the pass in 20-30 minutes. Very fun trip on the way down, if not a bit boring coming down the trail.
Posted Nov 8, 2014 10:52 pm

scgrantBox Elder Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2014

scgrant

Very nice hike with my dad from the Deer Creek trail. Did Silver Lake Peak as well on the way out.
Posted Jul 26, 2014 12:58 am

voxnihiliGreat hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2014

voxnihili

I went up Phelps Canyon to the summit then north across the ridge to the sub-peaks near White Baldy (above Silver Lake), returning to the trailhead via the Dry Creek trail. Some strong winds along the ridge but otherwise, a perfect day. Beautiful views all the way around.
Posted Jun 2, 2014 11:05 am

ApexrockNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2014

Apexrock

What a slog! Gaining the North Ridge in winter conditions is exhausting. I spent just about the entire hike post-holing anywhere from 6 inches to 4 feet. This was with snowshoes on and a 5 A.M. start! Can't wait to try out the cirque once spring rolls around.
Posted Jan 26, 2014 6:39 pm

Ryan BorzeaGreat Peak!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2013

Ryan Borzea

We enjoyed this one! We underestimated the 1 foot of snow and steep terrain, should have brought the crampons and gators. The wind, clouds, and snow were brutal on top, but all 3 made for quite the adventure! We even followed elk tracks to navigate through a portion of the steep pine section.
Posted Oct 6, 2013 3:57 pm

Scott WesemannFinally!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2013

Scott Wesemann

Box Elder has been on my list for about 15 years. I can't believe it took me so long to bag this baby. This one will definitely be added to the rotation. Some of the best views in the Wasatch. With Jun32 and Jennilyn. We just beat the storm. Cold and windy on top. 1:50 to the summit and just over 3 round trip.
Posted Sep 25, 2013 3:57 pm

Garon CorizFirst Hike After Moving to SLC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2013

Garon Coriz

A 6.5-hr solo. Underestimated the distance and elevation gain. Basically coming off the couch, the last 0.5 miles on the way down were painful. Losing the trail in the snow within the forest was costly as well. The clouds we a bit menacing but were over Timpanogos.

~11 miles round-trip
~4500 feet of elevation gain
Posted Jun 24, 2013 10:47 am

MAeroN-S loop via Dry Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2013
Trip report. Climbed up from Alpine via the S Ridge, enjoyed a perfect hour on the summit eating lunch, then descended via the north ridge. Lost the trail where the ridge splits above the forested slope and ended up bushwhacking (not bad) our way down to the grassy bench below where we found a sweet shortcut back to Dry Creek

Topo
Posted Jun 9, 2013 9:35 pm

liliacarrillo0822Hardest from my little list
Date Climbed: May 5, 2012

liliacarrillo0822

The day before this trip I did like 100 lunges at crossfit not a good idea at all so I was so sore ant this was my first time carrying crampons and ice axe so I didnt make it to the summit just to the saddle, still was a good experience I even got a lesson for self arrest from my experienced friend ;)
Posted May 15, 2013 6:57 pm

seanoDeer Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 3, 2013

seano

Hiked up the road from the lake, then up the trail. Dropped straight off the east side for a sweet glissade, worth it despite some crappy bushwhacking below. Note that the apparent cliff band has a narrow couloir cutting through. Mini-trip report.
Posted May 3, 2013 5:38 pm

andrew davidPanoramic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2010

andrew david

Excellent views from the top of many Wasatch Peaks. The climb up is not near so interesting as one expects looking at the peak from the North, where it resembles a blown-open volcano.
Posted Feb 14, 2013 8:22 pm

utahjimkutahjimk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

utahjimk

with Wasatch Mt Club group.
Posted Nov 9, 2011 3:42 pm

PrinceOfNorwayHappy Halloween on Box Elder  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2011

PrinceOfNorway

I started out on the Deer Creek trail head and probably took some wrong turns as I ended up north of the mountain. I ended up traversing the saddle and going up the north ridge to the summit. I was dressed as a mountaineer for Halloween. Was probably a good thing since I was on the mountain. There was plenty of snow on the east and north facing slopes with a cornice already formed on the summit ridge. It was very cold on top, or I'm not used to it yet. Probably 20 degrees with the fierce wind. I even saw 3 moose!
Posted Oct 31, 2011 11:37 am

runbyu1September Saturday Run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

runbyu1

Brian Beckstead and I ran up from the Deer Creek Trailhead. The trail was in pretty good condition and DANG that ridge gets steeper than expected in a few spots...we resorted to power hiking much of it although we did run down the whole thing. We were just under an hour and a half up and about 50 minutes down. Sat on the summit for nearly an hour just taking in the views of Timp, the Alpine and Cottonwood ridges, and the absolute solitude. Never saw a soul on the summit trail despite it being memorial day weekend. Crazy. I took a 10 foot butt slide on the steep ridge coming down as well as a pretty monster turf about 1/2 mile from the finish...bled from just about everywhere. Let's you know you're alive!
Posted Sep 13, 2011 4:27 pm

Matthew Van HornSteep  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011

Matthew Van Horn

8/20/2011 With Joe Bullough from White Baldy and back to Red Pine

9/07/2009 with Ammon Hatch
Posted Aug 21, 2011 9:22 pm

Joseph BulloughClimbed twice  Sucess!

Joseph Bullough

8/20/11 - A long traverse from White Baldy. Crossed a boulder field from hell on the return back to Red Pine.

8/28/04 - Ascended south ridge then descended the north ridge. Had trouble staying on both trails. Saw 30+ mountain goats.
Posted Aug 21, 2011 10:08 am

yadahzoemtnConditioning for Rainier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2006

yadahzoemtn

07/20/06 Last conditioning hike with Kim before taking off for Rainier.
06/14/14 Organized WMC hike to the top. Winds were cold. Group of ten very strong hikers.
Posted Jun 20, 2011 9:49 pm

MoonerUp I Go

Mooner

09/18/10 Deer Creek #043. 3 hours to go up and down
09/10/13 Deer Creek #043. 3 hrs 5 mins up and 2 hours and 25 mins down. I love the fall color up there
Posted Oct 29, 2010 4:22 am

EJBeanA favorite peak
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2010

EJBean

I've been on the summit twice, but in many, many failed attempts, I've hiked every documented trail around this mountain. Love the geology.
Posted Oct 10, 2010 2:41 am

photo61guyWith my wife "punchline"  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2010
8^)
Posted Oct 2, 2010 9:08 pm

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