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americanswissDeseret  Sucess!


Three summits.
Posted Feb 25, 2011 3:40 am

Ed FTo Ski the Twin Couloirs  Sucess!

Ed F

This is a beautiful summit in a beautiful area. It's a great example of how we can reclaim old mining areas and turn them into spectacular wilderness. I'm hoping to go back and ski here this Spring.
Posted Feb 1, 2011 1:01 pm

Bob SihlerSouth Willow Creek  Sucess!

Bob Sihler

Joined my wife in SLC for a conference and traded work for mountains for a few days. I did this one in the morning of the day I had to fly home; it was a nice way to wrap up the trip.

This is a beautiful hike through a beautiful wilderness area that is a pocket of color and form amid surroundings largely lacking them. I was lucky to have the mountain all to myself.
Posted Jan 31, 2011 9:29 pm

ZeeJayNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2007


10/31/2007 and 7/15/2000
Posted Dec 16, 2010 10:25 pm

MoonerUp I Go  Sucess!


10/14/10 Ascent via South Willow Creek. Desent Pockets Fork. Took 2 hrs 38 mins round trip
Posted Oct 29, 2010 4:37 am

chicagotransplantRidge Tour  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010


Went up the South Willow Trail and then down the Pockets Fork trail, went up the two unnamed 10er points to the north on the way back down (PT 10685, PT 10521). Great views all around, glad to have a clear day for this one.
Posted Sep 15, 2010 6:39 pm

Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010
Via South Willow
Posted Aug 30, 2010 3:25 pm

ericwillhiteDeseret + 2 more  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010


Rode my bike up the 2 miles of gated road at 4:30 a.m. Arrived at the summit a few hours later. Very cool place. Continued north and climbed peak 10,685 and peak 10,521. Fire and washouts pushed this climb back 3 years for me! Every time I was about to head out to the Stansburys, mother nature through something at that road. I gave up and just biked it in. Map and pictures of my trip at http://www.willhiteweb.com/stansbury_mountains/deseret_peak/mill_fork_047.htm
Posted Jul 6, 2010 2:12 am

dthorntonLoop Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010
Road is still washed out 2 miles short of trailhead. South Willow was well maintained, consistent in grade and enjoyable. The upper half of the north ridge return was difficult. The trail is not easily discernable and is steep. Still some small snow banks on both trails.
Posted Jul 5, 2010 11:29 pm

Pfeiffer75Climb every year  Sucess!


I have climbed this peak 8 times
Posted May 10, 2010 12:33 pm

utclimberFun Hike  Sucess!
I have hiked up Deseret twice, once in 2004 and again in 2005.
Posted Apr 2, 2010 12:25 am

Pfeiffer1Once a year  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2009


Living in Tooele, I look at Deseret every day. I usually climb this peak at least once a year. The views never disappoint
Posted Feb 28, 2010 12:59 pm

Vagabond ManifestoBasin and Range  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2009

Vagabond Manifesto

This is one of my favorite mountains. Ascended via South Willow Creek, descended Pocketts Fork route. Didn't see anyone else all day. South Willow Creek Road closed before the trailhead due to washouts.
Posted Feb 10, 2010 3:45 am

PharmacistLate Start  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009


We camped out across the valley in settlement canyon, Tooele, and slept in too. Didn't start til after 1pm. Very beautiful mountain! We made it to the summit at 6:30, took some pictures, etc and left the summit at 7. We were at the truck at 10pm, after hiking the last few miles in the dark. Saw lots of deer right before it got dark, and in that forested area was REALLY dark. good thing we had a mini maglite.
Posted Oct 4, 2009 3:53 pm

shphilbyNot a good day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008


I think everyone and their dogs were climbing this peak. And to top things off my hiking partner decided to do a hand stand on the peak and wanted me to take a pic of it. As I bent down to get a good shot my gps came off me belt and went tumbling down the cliff. We tried to find it but it was lost forever.
Posted Sep 5, 2009 6:47 pm

KirtDavisRe: Not a good day


Havent done many handstands since...
Posted Sep 7, 2009 2:28 pm

nshmTry the West First  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2009
The road is still closed, but the hike is sill worth it. One of the park rangers suggested we try the west loop first as the east route provides more shade later in the day, it worked out great! Would rate it somewhere between moderate and difficult.
Posted Aug 14, 2009 11:44 pm

photo61guyNice Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009
Was with Punchline. Nice day on the peak.
Posted Aug 5, 2009 1:37 pm

punchlineFavorite in Utah so far  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009


Beautiful hike - in the short time we have lived in Utah, this is easily my favorite - nice meadows, forests and then up to the saddle and to the peak. Amazing views. Only thing that was a little messed up was the additional 3.4 miles added to the hike as the road was blocked off at the Boy Scout Campground due to flash flooding damage. Oh well, no big deal ...
Posted Jul 27, 2009 10:52 pm

zcochranInstant Favorite  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009


I was very impressed with this hike. The scenery is as good as any hike in Utah, and it's only made better to hike in alpine greenery while seeing salt flats and Great Basin desert in the distant.

We did the loop route (up from the east, down to the west), and with the road closed, my GPS clocked us at 17 miles round trip. Normally I believe it's 8 or 9 miles, but the extra walking was well worth it. Only a few groups on the trail, even on the 4th of July weekend.

I have to say the rock up there is beautiful too. After Provo Peak, with its shale scree, this nice quartz was very pleasant.

I'd recommend that you pause before doing Timp again and enjoy this beautiful peak. It's a treasure.
Posted Jul 6, 2009 12:31 pm

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