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utclimberLabor Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007
For Labor Day 2007, visiting the Uintas was a late decision, where I left SLC at 8:30am. The weather initially was pretty bad, and was pouring at the trailhead, followed by light rain until Dollar Lake. After that, it cleared up, and allowed a dry ascent of Gilbert and Gunsight. Car to car took around 8 hours.
Posted Jan 13, 2008 11:53 pm

Tracyclimbed from Henry's Fork side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2007

Tracy

I left Sawmill Lake at 7:45 and hiked up the ridge just east of Dollar lake to arrive on top at 11:00. I saw a mountain goat looking down on me at one point as I neared the top. This was my 9th county highpoint in Utah. An hour and a half after this one, I topped out on Gunsight Peak to get another 13er.
Posted Jul 27, 2007 12:33 pm

seanpeckhamRoute Climbed: North ridge from Henry's Fork  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

seanpeckham

Long loop hike up Henry's Fork and down West Fork of Beaver Creek (above which Gilbert rises quite impressively). For the mountain itself, we went up the north ridge and down the east ridge. Doing that in one day, plus with one member of the party having gotten a bit of altitude sickness, and another with runner's knee issues, made for a very long (19-hour) trip involving GPS navigation in the dark (since we didn't bring bivy gear). For my part, the experience was well worth the exhausting length (I am not as tough as some SPers!). It was my first time in the eastern Uintas, and my first 13-er (sad to say, it has taken me far too long to get around to that). These firsts are of many more to come, I hope. The weather threatened to rain, but instead only provided cool weather and beautiful lighting.

More in my trip report.
Posted Jul 10, 2007 9:31 pm

weeds19Return Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2004

weeds19

We missed Gilbert on our trip to Kings two year ago, so we made a side trip to Gilbert on a 4 day backpacking trip we took through some beautiful country in the Uintas. We enjoyed every minute of the trip!
Posted Jan 27, 2007 5:13 am

KirtDavisThird UtCoHP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2006

KirtDavis

Ran into Dean and Dennis on top.
This was my third of Utah Countie's HighPoints.
Nice little hike. Should have hit the summit above Gunsight pass, its another 'thirteener'
Posted Sep 8, 2006 10:15 pm

Dennis PoulinDollar Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2006

Dennis Poulin

Gilbert Peak completed the County Highpoints for myself and Dean. Nice hike from Dollar Lake.
Posted Aug 28, 2006 8:07 pm

DeanFrom Dollar Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2006

Dean

My last county highpoint needed to complete all of Utah's county highpoints was a special experience since I co completed the state with Dennis Poulin. Three neat people waited on the summit to congratulate us (Kirt, Jason and Wendy) as we topped out and that made it extra special. We met Terry Sandler (sp?), a fellow from SLC and his friend Dan as we descended. Terry was also going to finish the state with a summit of Gilbert. Congrat's to Terry.

We had a great day and broke camp and hiked out afterwards. BTW, we had done Kings the day before.
Posted Aug 26, 2006 8:59 pm

vandamageI climbed Gilbert peak before most of you were born  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1977

vandamage

My friends an I climbed Gilbert peak years ago. We were on a fishing trip and we wanted to climb up and see what was around, we left Dollar lake early in the morning. When we got to the top of the first ridge we could see the summit( did not know what it was at the time) it did not seem too far so we went for it. It was a lot longer than we thought, because the route was mostly bolders and large rocks. we made it to the top and could see down to the south, the trail to Kings peak which some of our friends had left to go up the same morning. We could see people but they were much too small to know who it was. We left for camp and had a few snowball fights on the way back, it was a great day we made it back before nightfall. I saw in the other log it took them 2 days ????? (he must have been on all fours ! ) or walking real slow. I would like to do it again someday, but I want to focus on a couple of other peaks first.

I will post my adventures.

Claude Hepworth
Posted Feb 21, 2006 1:37 am

Moogie737Route Climbed: West Spur from Dollar Lake Date Climbed: September 16, 2005  Sucess!

Moogie737

Ben and I camped 1/4 mile west of Dollar Lake after hiking from the CG at Henrys Fork. Navigating through the marshy area northwest of Dollar Lake, in the near dark, is something I don't recommend. The next morning we left around 9:15 and arrived at the summit at 11:30. The wind was howling out of the west at 40-50 mph and nearly blew us over several times. Couldn't find the summit register in the rock wind shelter because of snow almost a foot deep! We continued to Gunsight Peak (one hour exactly) and descended to Gunsight Pass via the southern face of Gunsight Peak. There it snowed on us for about 10 minutes before letting up. We returned to our camp by 2:30 p.m. It wouldn't have been out of the question to bag Dome Peak, but the weather was too iffy.
Posted Sep 18, 2005 9:21 pm

Scott WesemannRoute Climbed: Henry's Fork Date Climbed: Aug 05

Scott Wesemann

This was one of my most memorable trips ever. Craig and I started at Henry's Fork around 2:00 in the afternoon. We made good time and we stopped for a break at a small lake past Dollar. After some food and brew, we hiked up a chute on the West side. There was a lot of loose rock, but it was not difficult. We reached the top of the chute and it was getting dark and we coud see a storm moving in. We found s small depression in the boulders and hunkered down in the Bivy sacks to wait out the storm. It was getting dark and we decided to stay there for the night. The storm moved in and we witnessed nature at her best throwing bolt after bolt of lightning on the high peaks. I have never seen so much lightning in one place. We were getting nervous, but we had no place to go. We then got blasted with rain, sleet, hail and snow for the next couple of hours. My bivy filled up with snow/hail, as I left the an opening to keep some air flowing (mistake) I was wet and cold and the night was just starting. At about 3:00 AM we decided to go for the summit so we could warm up. We headed up with full packs and dropped them at the saddle. We reached the summit at about 5:00 AM. It was windy and cold and we could see the sun starting to come up. We headed back down and picked up the packs. After a brief rest we were off to Gunsight peak. We took the full packs and reached the summit about 8:00 AM. The views were great I was worried about the descent on the South side. There was a lot of loose rock and scree. We started the descent and were going to head over to West Gunsight and Kings, but the descent wiped me out, so I told Craig to meet me at Anderson Pass. Craig climbed West GS, Kings and we met up and set up camp. We were both tired and considered climbing more peaks the next day, but we got pounded by another storm that lasted most of the night and in the morning we decided that we were done, as the mountain gods were not with us. We spent the morning trying to dry out and then we hiked back to Henry's Fork and found a ride back to civilization, as our ride was not supposed to pick us up for a few more days.

7/12/12- Triple crown attempt from Henry's Fork trailhead. Hit Gilbert and then got caught in a thunderstorm at Gunsight Pass on our way to King's. Had to bail on the TC.

8/11/12- Triple Crown (highest 3 peaks in Utah) in 13 hours car to car with Josh Greenwell. We started in wet conditions in the dark and it slowed us down a lot. Summited Kings in 3:55 and then cruised over and tagged S. Kings. I took a tough fall on the saddle on the return trip over Kings. We ran back over the Gunsight plateau with our crew (they were running the Quest 4 Kings marathon) and reached the base of Gilbert in 7:30. We went up the chute and filled up in the spring. At the top of the cute we got blasted by the wind the rest of the way up to Gilbert and it took the steam right out of me. The descent and run out was a death march. I HATE GILBERT!!!
Posted Mar 29, 2005 1:03 pm

ScottRoute Climbed: Dollar Lake, North Slopes, Gilbert Creek Date Climbed: 1991, August 1995  Sucess!

Scott

First time was when I worked as a backpacking guide at the East Fork Bear River Scout Camp. On a weekend in 1991, Josh Mecham and I drove to the trailhead Saturday afternoon. We hiked quickly to Dollar Lake and camped (without a tent). The next morning we quickly made the summit and drove the road back to the EFBR by the 6:00 pm deadline when we were required to be back. The last time was in August 1995 with my wife Kimberly.
Posted Dec 22, 2004 4:40 pm

ecallahanRoute Climbed: Henry's Fork Trailhead Date Climbed: 24 Septemeber 2003  Sucess!

ecallahan

Bushwacked our way up just above the peak. Steep ascent, large boulders to crawl up, windy at top. Clear day.
Posted Oct 5, 2004 6:33 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: Variation of Henry's Fork Date Climbed: Fall? 2000?  Sucess!

PellucidWombat

Followed the canyon closer to gunsight pass before heading up a steep gully. It seemed much nicer than the standard ridge since there was a snowfield on top that gave me a nice chance to refill on water higher up on the route.

I actually got caught between two storm systems on my way over to Gunsight Peak and had to wait out the rain, hail, and REALLY close lightining on the tundra/scree slopes.

Nice views from the summit. I really need see if I can figure out when I had climbed the thing!
Posted Oct 17, 2003 3:08 pm

thejokerRoute Climbed: Henry's Fork Date Climbed: April 13 1999  Sucess!
Camped at Dollar, had good weather and also hit Kings the same day.
Posted Sep 2, 2003 10:13 pm

grandwazooRoute Climbed: Henry's Fork Date Climbed: August 29 2003  Sucess!

grandwazoo

Had sunny and cool weather at the lower elevations but got windy and colder at the summit.
Posted Sep 2, 2003 7:13 pm

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