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KadeeElectricity  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006


Amazing area. It was wet and muddy and there were big gray coulds all around us. You could see where all the animals had been tromping in the meadows. It felt like a huge grassy hill on top. When we were on top, Greg looked at me and said, "Um, your hair is standing straight up." We ran as fast as we could off the top.
Posted Jan 8, 2009 4:53 pm

byatestwo times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 1997


Climbed it twice once on foot, another time on skis.
Posted Dec 1, 2008 3:19 pm

rmjwintersPoison Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2008


We made the summit in between monsoon showers. Clouds parted briefly to allow views of Belknap. It is a beautiful area.
Posted Aug 12, 2008 10:20 pm

GarfimiBig John Flat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007


My daughters first big mountain climb. We loved seeing all the mountain goats. I have never seen so many and so close. Great climb and awesome views.
Posted Dec 25, 2007 1:09 pm

pbogenBig John Flat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007


Camped at Big John Flat, walked up the road for about a mile (was still closed past the camping area) and started walking up the ridge. What a beautiful and undiscovered area. After summiting, spent some time exploring the gorgeous meadows and saw a ton of mountain goats.
Posted Jul 31, 2007 6:19 pm

apachedinoGoats  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2007


Scared 3 goats within 10 yards after cresting the summit. Followed them trying to get a good picture and saw another 38 grazing on the saddle just to the east of the summit. They backed off a bit at first, but when they realized I wasn't going to chase them they just grazed and let me watch for my summit break.
Posted Jul 6, 2007 8:33 pm

renogurtI made it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2007


Very majestic and neat.
Posted Jun 30, 2007 4:49 am

weeds19Mounatin goats everywhere!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2002


We hiked up from the nearby ski area and saw well over 50 mountain goats as we hiked across the treeless terrain towards the peak. The aspen were also in full color-changing mode which created a wonderful backdrop!
Posted Feb 20, 2007 10:18 pm

Anya JingleFrom Griffith Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2005

Anya Jingle

We camped below the mountain by Griffith Creek. The meadows were full of gorgeous wildflowers. The weather was stormy on the first day. On the second day, we had a nice encounter with White Mountain Goats and made the summit as well. Great trip!
The slideshow is here: Delano Peak hike
Posted Jan 13, 2007 11:32 pm

surgentLabor Day 2001  Sucess!


Nice enjoyable morning hike. Fun cross-country hiking.
Posted Sep 12, 2006 10:45 pm

Tracyroute climbed: via trail from Puffer lake and the up south face (2 times)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 1997


I climbed this with Dave Frey and seven 14 to 15 year-old boy scouts including Derek Muaina, David Cowan, Nick Reed, Doug Bowman, Mike Workman, David Mounteer, and Joey Moore. We also climbed Mount Holly (11,999 feet) the same day and Dave Frey and I bagged Lake Peak the next morning. We were completing the 3 peaks hike as part of the Beaver High Adventure Base (BAHB). On July 17, 2001 I bagged the same three peaks again - same BHAB program, different hiking companions.
Posted Apr 21, 2006 6:50 am

nebbenRoute Climbed: Poison Creek Date Climbed: September 20, 2005  Sucess!


Very quick ascent, a little cool and windy at the top. SPanking new register in a fresh mailbox mounted on a new 4x4 post into the summit cairn. I hope it survives the winter! THe door to the mailbox at least may need some additional fixing to stay shut... Only a handful of goats visible, and I only really took in the views to the North/East/South. West was wiiinnndy and cold.
Posted Sep 11, 2005 11:33 am

Dennis PoulinRoute Climbed: Griffith Creek Date Climbed: 22 August 2005  Sucess!

Dennis Poulin

A beautiful morning for a hike.
Posted Aug 26, 2005 4:47 pm

Nate DRoute Climbed: from Big John Flat Date Climbed: 1985  Sucess!

Nate D

I remember this as a big grassy hill.
Posted Mar 1, 2005 1:12 pm

smithdc27Route Climbed: From Big John Flat (east) Date Climbed: Oct. 18, 2004  Sucess!


Pretty much white out conditions with a few inches of snow, I'll have to come back next summer.
Posted Oct 18, 2004 10:46 pm

grandwazooRoute Climbed: Poison Creek Date Climbed: August 14 - 2004  Sucess!


Left at the bend in the road at 7:00 am, had great weather with a return time of about 9:30. A lot shorter than coming from Mt. Holly direction.
Posted Aug 18, 2004 5:56 pm

cp0915Route Climbed: via Poison Creek Date Climbed: sept 2003  Sucess!


A very short hike to a tremendous viewpoint. I'm looking forward to going back to hike the other 2 or 3 12'ers in the area.
Posted Feb 18, 2004 2:51 pm

ScottRoute Climbed: Puffer Lake. Date Climbed: July 1985


First time was a trip from Puffer Lake at age 11.
Posted Nov 19, 2003 3:51 pm

grandwazooRoute Climbed: Elk Meadows - Mt. Holly Date Climbed: May 2000  Sucess!


Left from the main road and followed an old trail through logging slash. Reached Mt. Holly from the south and followed the ridge over to Delano. Also hit Lake Peak the same trip (by accident)
Posted Nov 16, 2003 7:53 pm

DeanRoute Climbed: cross country from west Date Climbed: 10-26-03  Sucess!


After having climbed Wheeler and Charleston Peaks in Nevada in the past couple of days, this was another chance to get a 12000 foot peak that I knew very little about. I had studied the maps and the description in a book called "High in Utah" (refers to the mountains of course) and a few trip reports found at www.cohp.org

It was interesting to park the car at a spot on the side of a rough forest service road at 10400 foot elevation and using map, compass and GPS, head off towards what I thought would be the peak. I hit a false summit first but it was fun scrambling in a few places and then coming up close to a band of mountain goats.

The peak itself was a great viewpoint of the interesting topography that makes up the surrounding countryside. Amazing colors. A good chance to get some exercise and a 12000 peak in on the otherwise long drive from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City.
Posted Nov 14, 2003 11:46 am

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