Kings Peak Additions and Corrections
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|The register comes and goes. It wasn't there on my visits, but has been on other's visits.|
|Posted Jan 5, 2006 2:04 pm|
|Thanks Scott for the information. I don't feel so dumb now- it may not have been there in that time frame. I had a great visit regardless.|
|Posted Jan 19, 2006 3:31 pm|
|Dmitry Pruss||Untitled Comment|
|It' s the forest service which is charged with removing registers from up there. Ever year there is something different, sometimes a few registers, sometimes none. There used to be a Highpoint plaque in late 90s, and a geocache around 2002-2004, and a fallen officer plaque in 2005, but all of them end up being removed from the top as unapproved in the designated wilderness. I guess the latest plaque actually has been approved, but by a wrong office of the FS, so it had to go in the end.|
|Posted Jan 28, 2006 2:24 pm|
|The majority of folks heading up TR 117 (Henry's Fork Trail) are camping at Dollar Lake, and when we were there recently (7/29), there were over 200 people at Dollar lake alone. Due to heavy use the USFS has placed a no camping restriction within 1000' of both Dollar and Henry's Fork lakes. |
FOR SMALL PARTIES ONLY! (1, 2 or 3 people) I would recomend continuing past Dollar lake and camping closer to Gunsight Pass. There is a small pond approx. 100m to the sw of the trail at around 11,000' which have a couple good spots to pitch a tent, and a larger pond / small lake at about 11,630' , approx. 5km ssw from the trail. These are small areas and will NOT support the large groups the BSA likes to bring in.
Be aware that the USFS (as they should) are enforcing the no camping closer than 200' from trails or water sources.
If your really up to it, go on over Gunsight pass into the basin on the other side. Although its above tree-line there are a lot of places to camp, running water, and a lot of solitude.
One final note. In addition to speaking with a very frustrated USFS Ranger who was cleaing campsites, there is a lot of trash in the area.
Please, if you pack in, pack it out!
|Posted Aug 4, 2005 2:52 pm|
|There seems to be a summit register on Kings Peak. I discovered this, after I had been there, when I saw a photo of it in the Highpointers magazine. It is bright red. I wish I had known about it so that I could have signed it. Well, I guess another trip is warranted.|
|Posted Jan 5, 2006 1:39 pm|
|The approach from Henry's Fork doesn't appear to increase in elevation too quickly and also covers what appears to be open plains. Has anyone ridden a mountain bike the majority of the way to Gunsight pass? Is it permitted by USFS?|
|Posted May 25, 2013 3:05 pm|
|McCannster||Re: Mountain Bikes?|
|Bikes aren't allowed on that trail, as it enters a wilderness area very quickly and wheeled vehicles aren't permitted in wilderness areas.|
|Posted Jun 14, 2013 11:40 am|