Perseverance Pays from Clear Creek CG Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009
My first attempt at this obscure CoHP resulted in (1) embarrassment and (2) failure. On June 24, 2006, I took a young friend who wanted an adventure, and I gave him one by getting lost and returning home without a summit. This attempt was different (saved the embarrassment by going solo!), and I attained the plateau-like summit in spite of the lack of even faint trails over much of the climb. GPS waypoints are wonderful little blessings. If you don't care for bushwhacking through tough, scrubby sage brush, put Bull Mtn at the bottom of your to-do list. :) #2 7-27-13 The trail above the stream crossing (sign Lake Fork Tr. 6004) seemed better this time around. Still quite easy, though, to lose one's way. Some rain und tolle Gesellschaft. Viel Vieh auch.
Bob Bolton and I met in Snowville after I had climbed Bonneville Peak near Pocatello Idaho earlier in the day in a snowstorm. From Snowville, we drove up the northside of Bull Mtn, suffered a flat tire and walked 150 feet to the highpoint. It was nice to make this the second county highpoint of the day but Bonneville Peak had soaked my boots pretty good so I didn't mind the non hike to get this one. Bob and I had a huge agenda for the rest of the week with the likes of Ibapah, Deseret, Nebo, Timpanogos, Flat Top to chase after so this was our only easy effort.
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