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awhite28Hoyt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2014

awhite28

Great day! Climbed with Avalanche. Thanks for the route info!
Posted Aug 29, 2014 8:35 pm

jdarr67Sunny Day on Hoyt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2014

jdarr67

Pleasantly surprised at the amount of summit space. Doesn't look it from below. I didn't want to leave this summit. Excellent route description on this page.
Posted Jul 1, 2014 9:12 am

ywardhornerGreat Winter Hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2013

ywardhorner

This peak is really fun in early winter conditions (before the Park closes). We were able to glissade back down to tree line.
Posted Oct 20, 2013 7:13 pm

Clark_GriswoldOK  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2010

Clark_Griswold

I thought this would be more fun, but it was a little small and the scrambling was minimal. Also, the weather was bad. Afterward, I did Avalanche Peak for a little extra exercise.
Posted Aug 20, 2010 10:41 am

musicman82Fun Scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2009

musicman82

Climbed this peak as part of the Hoyt-Avalanche traverse and enjoyed every minute of it - Avalanche was anticlimactic after it!
Posted Aug 6, 2009 2:13 am

KoonsyAfter Avalanche  Sucess!

Koonsy

Really fun hike. It made for a nice escape from the crowds at the park. Great views the whole way up.
Posted Jul 30, 2009 6:10 pm

tacoturneralways after Avalanche  Sucess!

tacoturner

climbed this peak a number a of times during the 2005 summer season. quite an amazing view at sunset, and especially so on clear days when you can see all the way to the Grand, towering over the Tetons and a sea of GYE peaks...

there was a fun "challenge" that we put to our fellow scramblers when I lived in Yellowstone:

start at Eleanor Lake parking, tag the summit of Avalanche and follow the ridgeline as it curves back around to connect up to Hoyt, then boogie down the slope to cross the road and tag Grizzly peak and take up that ridge to Top Notch peak, then back drag yourself back to the car to drive back to the pub for a victory round.

on a whim, we named it the Quattro del Fuego.
Posted Aug 29, 2008 1:35 pm

cp0915from Avalanche  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2008

cp0915

A nice looking mountain that is very much worth doing. Fun.
Posted Aug 3, 2008 7:20 pm

Alcas24Hoyt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2004

Alcas24

I'm pleasantly surprised to see this peak show up on SP. I climbed this one a few times while working in the park. Hoyt is a nice alternative to often crowded Avalanche and also makes for a nice combo.
Posted Nov 23, 2007 12:14 am

Zac FinleyAlways go for 2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2007

Zac Finley

Have made the climb many times, many of which I doubled up with Avalanche. In 2007 I never climbed Avalanche without making the hike over to Hoyt. One of my favorite mountains to climb living at Lake Lodge for so many summers.
Posted Nov 13, 2007 2:13 am

lindasyhHeck
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1999

lindasyh

My husband and I tried this one relatively early in our hiking career ... sans GPS and helpful Summit Post articles. We bailed out near the summit. He climbed it this year; perhaps I'll get another chance.
Posted Jul 23, 2007 11:42 am

Sam PageSummer 1993  Sucess!

Sam Page

I remember my partner chastising me for expressing doubts about our chosen route near the summit ridge and a steep, off-trail descent on dirt/scree above the road.
Posted Jul 22, 2007 8:58 pm

Michael HoytDouble Summits  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2007

Michael Hoyt

The outing up Hoyt then Avalanche Peaks with Bob Sihler was about perfect. Nice weather, no one else on the trail (well, we did see 14 people on the way down, but that doesn't count), few insects, and no bears tried to eat us (not that we expected them to go for a couple of skinny guys like us).

The spectacular views were icing on the cake.
Posted Jul 22, 2007 6:35 pm

Bob SihlerHoyt and then Avalanche  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2007

Bob Sihler

Mike Hoyt and I did both on a perfect Yellowstone morning. This page very accurately details the route and can be trusted; I was along for the climb and can verify all of the details.

The views into the old glacial basin from Hoyt's summit and ridge were my favorite part.
Posted Jul 22, 2007 6:21 pm

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