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Cascade via Dry Fork
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Cascade via Dry Fork

 
Cascade via Dry Fork

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: Utah, United States, North America

Object Title: Cascade via Dry Fork

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Date Climbed/Hiked: Sep 15, 2012

Activities: Hiking

Season: Fall

 

Page By: 1johnson

Created/Edited: Sep 17, 2012 / Sep 17, 2012

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Cascade Via Dry Fork

 
Shingle Mill
 


Trailhead: We took the Dry Fork Trail head. Up 8th North in Orem to provo canyon, right at the squaw peak road (paved), and continue past hope campground (grated) and just past the rock canyon campground (not suitable for passenger cars). There was space for two cars to park right by the trailhead. The trail is marked as Trail 060. The trail goes up the canyon and switches back beneath shingle mill peak. This photo looks back at Shingle mill from about 3 miles into the hike.






Maintained Trail

After passing Shingle Mill Peak, the trail angles up to the ridge line. At the top it meets another trail that goes down Big Springs into provo canyon. There's also some sort of watering tank at the top, but it was full dead mormon crickets. So I wouldn't drink it.

 
Cascade Mountain Trail
 

This 360 image was taken where the trail first comes to the ridge. Shingle Mill and freedom peak are to the right. The ridgeline of Cascade is to the left, and appears more distant.

Ridge Climbing

 
Ridge Scramble
 


Once you get to the ridge line, you have to follow it north to the summits. The ridge-line can be very jagged, but generally the valley side is more passable. Take whatever game trail you can find, but keep the ridge close at hand. GPS tracking is highly recommended for this part of the route. Every time we left the ridge line, we had to either fight hard to climb back up, or got disoriented.






An Awesome Hike

 
Cascade Fall Colors
 


Stats:
Elevation: 7122 to 10886
Total Ascent: 6467 feet (same amount for total descent)
Distance: 14.0 miles
Time: 11 hours 58 minutes 44 seconds
Moving Time: 7:59:20
Stopped Time: 3:59:24
Average Speed (overall): 1.2 mph

Found: Lost Knife. Contact me (with a detailed description) if you think it might be yours.



Wildlife:
Great Horned Owl
Golden Eagle
Diamond Back Rattlesnake
Raven
Mountain Goats
Trilobite (long since dead)
 
Trilobite
 



Images

Cascade

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