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mlbcardGreat Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2004
Great hike on a clear weekday. Saw no one else the whole way. Great views of the Great Salt Lake and Nevada Salt Flats from the peak.
Posted May 12, 2007 10:16 pm

weeds19Loop hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2002


This was the first peak we climbed after moving to Ogden, UT. The peak was wonderful, but the campground at the TH was marred by the incessant sound of numerous generators running.
Posted Mar 21, 2007 12:55 am

renogurtGot to do the loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2006


Lots of snow still. This peak was a lot more fun than I expected. The view is pleasantly different from the Wasatch.
Posted Jan 25, 2007 6:15 am

highonpeaksSouth Willow Creek Loop and the inebrirated children foundation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006


This was an awsome day hike loop with great camping at the bottom of the trail area. I ended up at a crazy party the night I stayed there. As I was walking through the camp area that night I heard all this music thumping and crazy kids all over the place obviously inebriated. Which was approprate because they were part of the ICF (Inebriate the Childern Foundation). They were a fun great group of kids that welcomed me off the trail to come party with them. I figured why the hell not. I could use a beer!
Posted Nov 7, 2006 5:00 am

gruntAlmost, but not quite
Date Climbed: May 31, 1999


Great hike, but didn't summit due to deep snow (on Memorial Day!) It would be safe to say I got lazy.
Posted Oct 22, 2006 10:05 pm

apachedinoNice loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2006


Still lots of snow when I went which made for some real fun head first glissading down. Pretty area in contrast to the proving grounds. Amazing views, from Ben Lammond to Nebo to Swasy to Ibapah. You can really tsee the geography of Utah from here
Posted Oct 7, 2006 5:08 pm

OutdoorpartnerNice loop hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2004


One of the few summits where you can take a different trail down and end up at the same place. Have done this 5 times.
Posted Oct 5, 2006 5:59 am

JFieldsvia Mill Fork  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2003


Fun hike.
Posted Oct 5, 2006 1:01 am

surgentStill sore from Borah  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2003


Three days after a hike up Borah in Idaho. My legs were in good shape... I almost jogged up the peak! Still some good snow banks even in August. Made it in good spirits. Saw an eagle!
Posted Sep 12, 2006 10:51 pm

John StyrnolSouth Willow Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

John Styrnol

A friend and I climbed Deseret Peak today and came down the north trail (loop hike). Awesome views of cliffs and other mountain ranges in the distance. Very nice day weather wise, cool with a nice little breeze.
Posted Aug 13, 2006 12:35 am

mtn_pikaAwesome views  Sucess!


Climbed in September 2005 with Susan. Extremely windy at the saddle, but the wind died down at the summit. Beautiful sunny day with extraordinary views towards the Great Salt Lake and the west desert.
Posted Aug 4, 2006 10:18 pm

Dennis PoulinLoop CG  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2006

Dennis Poulin

One of the most beautiful hikes I have ever done. Lots of wildflowers.
Posted Jul 25, 2006 4:56 pm

mtn runrFun in the Sun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2006

mtn runr

Well, it was supposed to be. Actually, the summit and our route there was enveloped in cloud most of the day. We found the gate locked at the forest boundary, 4 miles short of the trailhead, so we got an extra 8 miles which made for a fairly long day. The clouds cleared after 2:00 PM and we got good views on our way back. Climbed with SPer, MOCKBA.
Posted Apr 12, 2006 3:07 am

TracyRoute climbed: South Willow Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 1988


climbed with Scott Towsey. We were halfway up by sunup and enjoyed nice weather on the summit
Posted Apr 6, 2006 5:13 am

IdahoSummitsRoute Climbed: South Willow Creek Date Climbed: October 7th, 2005  Sucess!


Cool, somewhat windy day. Clear skies and beautiful views though!
Posted Oct 9, 2005 12:25 am

deafutahhikerRoute Climbed: normal trail Date Climbed: 8 August 2004  Sucess!
This was a great trail, and also great for me because I could identify many types of wildflowers and wildlife here. Saw deers up close. Deseret Peak is unlike Wasatch mountains peaks due to the fact that the peak isn't surrounded by mountains. The view goes out to the great expanses of the Salt Desert and Salt Lake. Really awesome.
Posted Aug 30, 2005 4:56 pm

one6180339Route Climbed: South Willow Creek Date Climbed: August 17, 2005  Sucess!


Perfect weather here while it rained in SLC. Very consistent gradient trail. Excellent views from the summit.
Posted Aug 27, 2005 5:13 pm

craghagRoute Climbed: South Willow Creek Loop Date Climbed: Aug.24,02  Sucess!


Saw an adorable tarantula!
Posted Jun 6, 2005 10:43 am

BignickRoute Climbed: South Willow Creek Loop Date Climbed: August 22 2004  Sucess!


I did this hike alone on a rainy and cool August day like I have never seen before. From the trailhead at 10:00am visability was very poor and it was raining. For the first couple of miles I could only see a few hundred feet beyond the trail and had no idea where the summit was or even where I had started from.

At about the 3 mile mark, I passed three other hikers that like me, enjoy the misery of walking up hill in wet weather with poor visability. When I got to a ridge that leads to the summit, I became exposed to a ruthlessly strong and icey wind that was unrelenting. I slipped on my shell pants and insulated vest and pulled my hood up tight. I know now gloves may be needed in the warmest month of the year at 11000'.

I made the summit after about 30 minutes and spent about an hour there hopefully waiting for a clear view below. The view never materialized but the hikers I had passed, joined in for summit pics. My decent was via the loop that makes for an interesting trip never seeing the same scenery twice.
Posted May 28, 2005 6:57 pm

mountaingazelleRoute Climbed: South Willow Creek Date Climbed: July 13, 1997  Sucess!


This mountain gives a different perspective of the Wasatch Mountains and Salt Lake. Planned on doing the loop around the mountain but ended up taking a short-cut down a steep couloir. Big mistake as I had to slide down 1,000 feet of talus and route find my way back to the trailhead. It's best to stay on the trail.
Posted Apr 30, 2005 6:43 pm

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