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Rocky AlpsFrom Butterfield Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2017

Rocky Alps

Started at sunrise for a fun father-son hike. The trail, while a bit overgrown in areas below the east ridge of White Pine Peak, was mostly easy to follow, and is very underrated. I especially liked the easy section of trail between the Butterfield Peaks and the base of White Pine Peaks's east ridge, as you're presented with impressive views of peaks like Lowe peak to the south. We only saw one other person until we were almost back to the car. I'd put this hike on par with Ben Lomond in the Northern Wasatch.
Posted Jun 26, 2017 11:45 am

yadahzoemtnSecond Attempt we got it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2017


04/05/2017: Attempted this one on April 1 but got fooled or should that be foiled. Anyway came back and tagged it with Michael and Jim. Thanks guys. Went over Corn twice.
Posted May 21, 2017 4:31 pm

utahjimkvia Ophir Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2017


with Moogie737 and yadahzoemtn. beautiful views in every direction, Great Salt Lake plus islands very nice.
Posted Apr 6, 2017 11:49 am

Moogie737From Ophir Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2017


#1 4-19-16 Solo from Rocky Peak via Corn Peak and every single one of the in-between bumps. Took one hour from Corn Peak to Kelsey. Good consolidated snow - never needed snowshoes. #2 4-5-17 w/ Jim K. and Lana. Used crampons for the crux and all the way to the breezy summit. Challenging but most enjoyable. Did this after bagging Lowe Peak.
Posted Apr 20, 2016 12:16 am

browng73Great solitary hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2015


Didn't see another person on this entire hike- just me and the dog! Views are amazing- I really liked not passing crowds of people like you do in the Wasatch. Hiked up from road at middle canyon pass. 9 miles round trip. Pants would have been nice- since the trail gets little use, it is overgrown and bushes will scratch your legs up.
Posted Oct 7, 2015 8:37 pm

scgrantKelsey Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2014


From Butterfield Canyon Pass, along with Butterfield Peaks, White Pine Peak, Rocky Peak and Lowe Peak. Long, fun day of 15.8 miles and 6,600+ feet gain.
Posted Oct 29, 2014 10:05 pm

edgeHot Day  Sucess!


Was about 103 degrees in the valley. It was a hot hike! Climbed from Butterfield Canyon up Butterfield Peaks. After, we climbed White Pine Peak and then over to Kelsey Peak. Nice cairn at the top!
Posted Sep 20, 2014 1:12 am

utahguy058You must be quick!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014


I was surprised to pass so many humans coming from Butterfield Peaks to Kelsey. I passed two men that were coming back from Kelsey. I passed cowboys and cowgirls moving cattle from Middle Canyon. I passed two gentlemen on motorcycles in the saddle, and as I arrived on the summit I was greeted by a man and his dog. The man paid a great compliment, he said he saw me from below and figured I was going to be an hour longer than I was to get up to the peak. " You must be quick he said!" Truth be told he was just bad at judging distance I think. The view of the southern Oquirrhs on this hike was gorgeous. The north face of Lowes is stunning! I wanted to head over, but there was thunder in the area and rain. I decided to skip White Pine Peak and head back for safer ground. I will be back for more Oquirrh climbs, I found it stunning.
Posted Aug 9, 2014 9:48 pm

jamesmc2Oquirrh Trail Run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2013


Did a trail run linking Kelsey and White Pine Peaks in the Oquirrhs. Surprised to find peaks with trails in the Oquirrhs.
Posted Jun 16, 2013 7:36 pm

Pfeiffer75Nice climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2010


Climbed with byates and WMC. Foggy climb with little views from the summit. Summit cairn was very interesting. Also hit White Pine and Butterfield Peaks. Would like to hit this summit again and traverse north to Tooele Peak
Posted Oct 11, 2010 10:44 am

byatesIn the clouds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2010


Made it to the summit not knowing I was near it due to being clouded in, but the Summit was obvious due to the giant cairn.
Posted Oct 10, 2010 5:18 pm

lcarreauGreat views ...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 1975


Actually, there's another route up to Kelsey.

You go up Left Hand Fork of Settlement Canyon, and follow "game
trails" up from Bear Trap Flat.

You just follow the ridge system up to Kelsey, after passing the remnants of an old cabin (near Cold Spring).

But, be fore-warned! In October, the place is CRAWLING
with deer hunters. The views are spectacular, however.
And .. you might see some elk up top-side.
Posted Jul 31, 2010 9:59 pm

ZeeJayNice ridge walk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2001


Climbed to the top of this peak on the way from Butterfield Canyon Pass to Ophir. With Fred G.
Posted Jul 30, 2010 7:10 pm

ericwillhiteButterfield route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010


Went up Butterfield Route
Posted Jul 30, 2010 2:23 am

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