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BKiser90Favorite Childhood Hike  Sucess!

BKiser90

Climbed this peak twice as a kid. Last time I climbed it was September 2005. Need to climb again. Tooele County 4 life!
Posted Jan 23, 2016 9:56 pm

scoutLove it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2015
Really great peak. Highly recommend it to anyone wondering if they should do it.
Posted Jan 20, 2016 12:58 pm

scgrantDeseret Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2015

scgrant

Nice loop hike along with South and North Willow Peak. I hit Deseret first hiking up the Mill Fork trail and then continued on to South Willow and North Willow before retracing my steps a bit and descending the Pockets Fork trail.
Posted Dec 1, 2015 9:14 pm

DarkHorseEarly in the Season  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2015

DarkHorse

We climbed Deseret just after I moved to Utah from Texas. It was still half covered in snow and we had to hoof it for over a mile, we lost the trail for a little while, but still trekked on and found the top. It was great, just a little early in the season for it.
Posted Sep 23, 2015 2:57 pm

Paul McClellanBusy Day on Deseret  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2015

Paul McClellan

Hiked up the Mill Fork route and down the Pockets Fork route. The Mill Fork route was very busy with many groups hike this Labor Day. The weather was ideal.
Posted Sep 20, 2015 1:36 pm

zcochranUp and back South Willow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2015

zcochran

Did this hike with my mom (age 63) and my two oldest kids (11 and 9). It took us all day, and we were all pretty worn out afterwards, but it's still a great hike. This was my second time up the mountain, and it was much later in the year. I'd say a little earlier in the year, when there's snow in the couloirs and the streams are running would be a bit nicer, but it's still gorgeous up there.

We had beautiful weather without too much haze, so we were able to make out Timp, Nebo, Olympus, and Antelope Island. The views from the top are really unique; a great example of basin and range topography. It was a bit hot, but that's just late summer in Utah.

We skipped the loop route; I did it a few years ago, and the views were great, but I remember it being longer (of course, last time I hiked the road was washed out, so the whole hike was longer. I might be misremembering.)

There weren't a lot of people on the trail; we bumped into fewer than 20. I deliberately waited until the week after Labor Day, since I'm not fond of crowds. But I don't think you'll often get a crowd up there anyway. We did meet a really nice couple (with an awesome Australian shepherd buddy) at the summit to take our picture.

I'm awfully proud of my mom and kids toughing it out with me, too. Great day on the mountain together.
Posted Sep 14, 2015 5:43 pm

kteichertHot, deserty day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2015

kteichert

Volunteered in the morning at mile 5 aid station of the big cottonwood marathon, then headed out to hit this beauty. The views on top are incredible. 8.4 miles roundtrip with 3,500' elevation gain from loop campground.
Posted Sep 12, 2015 8:01 pm

browng73Nicely Quiet  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2008

browng73

Climbed with my 10 year old son (who is now 17). Awesome hike, and not nearly as busy as the Wasatch trails.
Posted Aug 31, 2015 1:11 pm

Highpointer1837One of my favorite hikes.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2013

Highpointer1837

Got snowed off this mountain my first time, so I made another attempt about a week later. I have to say out of all the places I've hiked in Utah this is one of the best. The views of the salt flats are amazing. Deseret is a hidden gem.
Posted Aug 8, 2015 5:47 pm

edgeFire Away  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2015

edge

Climbed up South Willow to the top of Deseret Peak with a couple of my friends. Lots of thunderclouds in the sky but luckily none really got us, just a little hail in sections. The big highlight of the hike was seeing a massive explosion and the subsequent mushroom cloud in Dugway from the summit. After that we went down Pockets Fork. A really fun day!
Posted Jul 23, 2015 12:00 am

Brian Kalet2 Peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2015

Brian Kalet

With Francis Peak
Posted Jul 13, 2015 7:48 pm

rileypeperVastly Underrated Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2014
Great hike! Took the loop route. There was great variety there. Trip Report at http://downthetrailblog.com/2014/06/deseret-peak/
Posted Feb 5, 2015 9:32 pm

SabineInUtahWillow Creek Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2012

SabineInUtah

Climbed with RB and Spud, the dog. Very hot temps on the descent. Amazing views of the desert. Only saw two other climbers. Reached the summit by 10 am, one of my earliest in the day.
Posted Nov 11, 2014 5:54 pm

x4wheelingsolo hike
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2012

x4wheeling

Did as loop. Side trip to a lake. Saw some golden eagles up close.
Posted Nov 7, 2014 8:08 pm

oldgoatwasatchDeseret Peak - Monolith of the Stansbury Mntns.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2014

oldgoatwasatch

I used to hike Deseret Peak regularly when I was young, but this was the first time as an old man. The weather was perfect and I was alone on the mountain except for a couple of blue grouse, some grouse hunters, 5 deer and a hiker going down near the bottom.
Posted Sep 6, 2014 4:04 pm

harborRe: Twice

harbor

Most of the dead trees up there are from 2 different fires in the last 10 years as I understand it. At least on the ridge N of the trailhead and N of the saddle above Mill Fork.
Posted Jul 20, 2014 7:46 pm

sharpaLoop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2014

sharpa

Great weather. Lots of traffic on the summit. There was only one sad patch of snow on the trail at the saddle before dropping into Pockets Fork.
Posted Jul 12, 2014 5:09 pm

seanoLeft twin couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2014

seano

Blundered my way to the base of the couloir, then took a welcome boot-pack up the slush. After enjoying the seagulls on the summit, continued to "South Willow" before descending near the other trail. Trip report.
Posted May 29, 2014 2:36 pm

kingchas#1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2010

kingchas

I am attempting to climb all of the Ultra-prominence Peaks of the 48 States in my lifetime. This was my first mountain to complete. I left salt lake at 8 am and returned home at 9 pm. A full day but a beautiful mountain. I did not see one other person on the entire trail. Not complaining.
Posted Dec 3, 2013 6:38 pm

ddempsey1080Welcome Back Mr. Winter
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2013

ddempsey1080

We attempted the South Willow route but we weren't prepared for the amount of snow we ran into. No fun to hike in wet boots! Around 9,000 feet there was a little over a foot. We're going to try tomorrow (10/19/2013) with the correct gear. I'll give some feedback on the conditions tomorrow afternoon.
Posted Oct 18, 2013 1:02 pm

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