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PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: Deer Creek ascent, SE slope and Dry Creek Descent Date Climbed: June 3rd, 2004  Sucess!

PellucidWombat

Nice scenic hike. It didn't seem too steep, but the snow sliver on the ridgeline allowed for some steep step kicking. On top there were thousands of lady bugs, which my friend Alan and I had originally mistaken for algea on the rocks!

After securing a shuttle ride from his girlfriend, Alan and I dropped down the southeast side, doing a nice standing glissade down a few hundred feet of a snow sliver berfore traversing on a pack trail north to the Dry Creek Trail.



This peak was very scenic and I hope to return for some skiing or an earlier spring snow climb!
Posted Jun 4, 2004 4:27 pm

mtn runrRoute Climbed: From Granite Flats TH Date Climbed: April 10, 04  Sucess!

mtn runr

Been on top maybe 6 times, winter and summer.
Posted May 21, 2004 10:27 pm

rmjwintersRoute Climbed: Deer Creek Trail Date Climbed: Various  Sucess!

rmjwinters

I've climbed Box Elder several times. Each time I have managed to catch a dozen mountain goats along the upper ridge. It offers great views of Timp, Lone Peak, Pfeifferhorn, etc.
Posted Oct 6, 2003 1:26 pm

MrWasatchRoute Climbed: Deer Creek Trail Date Climbed: July 22, 2000  Sucess!

MrWasatch

Good hike. Easy trail to Deer Creek/Dry Creek saddle, then the trail sort of fades in the trees going south up Box Elder for about 200 feet. Once through the worst of the trees, the trail re-emerges and is easy to follow to the summit.
Posted Sep 26, 2003 12:35 pm

ScottRoute Climbed: Box Elder Creek Date Climbed: June 9, 1990 (first time)  Sucess!

Scott

A beautiful climb. Camped at the North Saddle with a great view of snow-covered Timp and Alpine Ridge.
Posted Sep 25, 2003 6:13 pm

grandwazooRoute Climbed: Deer Creek Date Climbed: Sept. 20th 2003  Sucess!

grandwazoo

I've spent a lot of time up in this area with my wife and kids and decided to finally hike up to Box Elder peak.



Besides the rough horse beaten trail to the saddle it was clockwork as usual.



Met a guy "Dave" coming from the White Pine trailhead at the summit.



Decided for a little different decent off. Took a more direct route down through White Creek.

Posted Sep 25, 2003 1:31 pm

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