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LoveWildernessSolitude!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2013


Great hike up Gilbert and across the saddle to Gunsight Peak from Dollar Lake with RB. Camped at Dollar Lake which was a mistake as the large groups of boy scouts there do not observe the most basic tenets of low-impact camping and behavior. Complete solitude hiking the peaks though!
Posted Oct 31, 2014 6:32 pm

yadahzoemtnRelentless Head Winds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2013


Did this one from Henry's Fork TH in a day. At Elkhorn crossing we crossed the river and followed the W. Beaver Creek trail for a little over a mile then headed south on the broad ridge. After the battle with relentless winds we achieved the summit. We came down the Dollar Lake route and back to the trailhead.
Posted Sep 25, 2013 7:42 pm

scgrantGilbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2013


8/16/2013 We left the Henry's Fork trailhead at 7:45am, dropped our packs at Dollar Lake, grabbed our day packs, and reached the summit of Gilbert a little before 12:30 pm. From Gilbert we traversed over to Gunsight Peak and then onto East Gunsight. Descended back down to the saddle between Gunsight and Gilbert and back down to our camp at 5 pm. Long fun day.
Posted Aug 17, 2013 10:28 pm

mtybumpoFun Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013


Started from Dollar lake after doing King's the day before. We missed South King'd due to a storm that rolled in. After bagging Gilbert another storm was on the horizon and dashed our plans for bagging Gunsight as well. Made it down just before the Snow/Rain/Lightning hit hard.
Posted Aug 11, 2013 3:48 pm

AjaxHikerFrom Dollar Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2012
Bagged Gilbert and Gunsight on day 2 of a 4-day 10-peak high Uintas tour. Lovely weather this fall day!
Posted Sep 10, 2012 1:34 pm

Matthew Van HornTriple Crown  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012

Matthew Van Horn

King's, S. King's, Gilbert (Utah Triple Crown) 8:26:53 car to car from Henry's Fork CG
Posted Aug 19, 2012 1:58 am

ZeeJayGilbert  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2012


4/20/2012 Warm, windy, and socked in.
4/7/2012 Skied via Joulious creek. I was wondering why it seemed harder than I remembered it and then I noticed that one of my kicker skins was missing. I toughed it out and found the skin on the way back. Grr.

4/16/2011 WMC ski trip led by Mike Berry. It was very windy and the summit was mostly socked in.

3/10/2011 Skied via Joulious Creek to about a mile of the summit and had to boot the rest because it was so rocky. The wind was extreme on the top but fortunately it was a warm day. Most of the way was fine, but there were times when I was sinking in to my knees with the skis on. 9 hrs up and 5 down, 21 miles RT. The first 2.8 miles were broken, but then I was on my own.

7/1/2010 Started from the Hole-in-Rock Road west of Bullocks Park along some long abandoned logging roads. Bushwhacked to Joulious Park and then followed the trail along Julious Creek as best as I could to treeline. Then took off for the summit. Most of the time the weather was nice but some of the time it was down right nasty. It was so windy and hailing so hard that it felt like someone was shooting at me with a BB gun at the rate of 100 BB's per second.

5/25/2010 Skied to the top with Mike Berry via Joulious Creek. We were able to drive all of the way to Joulious Creek, but there was a price to pay in that the start was a mix of bare ground and snow which was grueling on the way back, but other than that the trip was perfect. 5:45 to the top, :30 on top, and 3:10 back to the car for a RT time of 9:25. The weather was stellar and we had great views with no haze whatsoever.

5/14/2010 Skied 20 miles RT via Joulious Creek, breaking trail the whole way. I had hoped to be able to drive further, but only made it .8 miles from the winter parking area. At the beginning of the day I was worried all the snow on the road would melt and I'd be walking 2.5 miles in ankle deep mud back to the car. Somewhere along the way after several hours of heavy snow that fear changed to OMG what if I can't get the car out? The weather started out nice, but Gilbert was socked in and it snowed the whole way back to the car. There's no way I could have done this trip without the use of a GPS. Above treeline, sometimes the visibility was marginal, but sometimes it was so bad I couldn't tell which way the ground was sloping. The first 3/4 mile or so along Joulious Creek isn't too pleasant because it is steep and the trees are closely spaced, but after that it is a ski tourer's delight. Snow conditions were perfect and there was not a speck of wind. I was able to keep the skis on all of the way to the top. 7:50 up and 12:15 RT.

9/16/2000 Day trip from Henrys Fork TH with MM. Also did E Gilbert (12851).
Posted Apr 9, 2012 4:32 pm

jhardinkGilbert/Gunsight  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2008


Summited on a beautiful fall day. Climbed from Henrys Fk over Gilbert and Gunsight Peaks to Gunsight pass, then out to the TH (one-day trip).
Posted Oct 16, 2011 5:46 pm

clbradfordDone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010
Via Henrys Fork
Posted Aug 31, 2010 12:29 pm

voxnihiliAmazing View  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2010


My dog and I hit Gilbert Peak as a warm up for our Kings hike the following morning. I wanted to hit Gunsight while I was up there, but fading light and deteriorating weather conditions made me reconsider.
Posted Aug 30, 2010 3:44 pm

Pfeiffer75Talus slog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010


Climbed from Dollar Lake. Very pleasant hike from Dollar Lake. Traversed too far and ended up on the Gilbert/Gunsight saddle. Final 400 feet was a bit of a talus slog. Could not do Gunsight due to diminishing light. Was able to see 2 lone mountain goats near the summit
Posted Aug 22, 2010 7:48 pm

MoapaPkroutes from Dollar Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2010


Ascent took us about 2.5 hours from Dollar Lake; biggest problems were the fierce, cold wind and rain/hail. The route shown by grandwazoo is pleasant most of the way, with a vegetated table land that provides easy walking (compared to Kings). A couple of us chose to descend a loose, slippery gully on the W side.
Posted Aug 10, 2010 1:57 pm

jamesmc2Looks like the biggest  Sucess!


This is the one of the first real peaks I ever climbed as part of a solo backpacking trip when I was 16. I grew hiking in the Uintas and learned to love the outdoors here. From where I grew up in Lyman Wyoming Gilbert Peak looks like the biggest in the range.
Posted Jul 5, 2010 12:15 am

Joseph Bulloughvia Gunsight Pass  Sucess!

Joseph Bullough

Final peak of a quad which also included Kings, South Kings, and Gunsight Peak. The good weather finally came to an end with a descent that included snow, rain, and lightning. My original plan was to descend the long gradual ridge to the north, but the lighting encouraged me to make a very hasty descent to the west.
Posted Sep 6, 2009 11:11 am

shphilbyNice   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2006


Had the privilege to witness Dean and Dennis complete hiking Utah’s counties peaks when we were on top. Made me wonder how long it’s going to take me to complete it myself. The hike up from dollar was awesome just when u thought you could see the peak another one would appear all the way up.
Posted Sep 5, 2009 7:02 pm

dirthMuch needed solitude  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2009


Hiked in to Dollar Lake with the intent to climb Kings Peak the next day. Got to camp around 5 pm and decided to go up Gilbert. Ended up being a MUCH nicer experience than Kings. Didn't see another person, watched the sunset from the summit before heading back to camp for the night. Not a very spectacular mountain but awesome experience.
Posted Aug 6, 2009 1:45 am

rmjwintersWest Ridge from Dollar Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008


We day hiked Gilbert up Henry's Fork. It was a crisp 25 degrees at the trailhead and much colder up higher. Winter is just about here. We saw plenty of mountain lion tracks just above Dollar Lake.
Posted Sep 8, 2008 5:54 pm

vanman798From Dollar Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2008


July 24 - 27, 2008 I did a solo trip to the Henry's Fork basin during which I climbed five peaks over 13,000 ft in 2 days. Gilbert was the first of the five. My route was from Dollar Lake.
Posted Jul 27, 2008 8:43 pm

peakrat76From Dollar Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2000


Climbed from Dollar Lake with my wife and climbing friends from Seattle on our annual get together. Nice summit. Saw lots of moose on the hike into Dollar Lake the day before.
Posted Apr 28, 2008 6:15 pm

tpGilbert Peak via Dollar Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006


It was a nice quick climb. forty five minutes from dollar Lake to the summit, no stops.
Posted Feb 11, 2008 11:53 pm

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