Kings Peak Climber's Log
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|ZeeJay||Ski trip |
Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2013
|3/30/2013 WMC one day ski trip. The conditions were as good as they get for the way back. Other than an occasional step here and there, glided or double poled the whole way back. 13:40 RT|
3/31/2012 WMC one day ski trip. Nice hard crust on the way up and way too soft snow on the way down. Windy, but very warm. 14:53 RT. Skied through grass, mud, and small streams and over collapsing snow bridges.
3/26/2011 WMC one day ski trip. 0 degrees at the start. My food fell out of my sleeping bag and froze so I had to put it on the dash with the defroster on to thaw it. My breakfast was pretty crunchy. 9:25 up and 15:10 RT. Four of us made the summit. The most open water on the route that I have seen to date.
7/15/2010 Started at HF TH. Climbed Kings, S Kings, Painter Peak, Trail Rider Peak, Roberts Peak, N Emmons, Emmons, S Emmons, Owl, Lost BM, and Flat Top BM and exited via Dry Gulch in one long 21 hour day.
3/27/2010 The best conditions I've seen yet for this WMC one day ski event. 9 hrs to the summit and 14:40 RT. It was so nice to not have to ski back in the dark.
9/4/2009 With Scott Wesemann. We were lucky and just missed some really bad weather.
7/19/2009 Day hike from Henrys Fork TH. Expected a zoo, but saw almost no one.
7/7/2009 In one long 17 hour, 28+ mile day starting from the Henrys Fork TH, I did Kings Peak, S Kings Peak, Painter Peak (13387), and Trail Rider Peak (13247). Then descended into Painter Basin, back over Gunsight Pass, and back to the start. The weather was perfect.
Annual WMC ski trip. Grueling, but fun day and beautiful weather. Over a foot of new snow. 10 people made the summit. 16:45 round trip.
Annual WMC ski trip. Skied 14 miles, almost to the top of Gunsight Pass and then booted another 2 to the top of Kings Peak for 32 miles round trip. Left at 5:20 am (last person out of camp) and got back to the car at 9:20 pm for a total of 16 hours. I got to Gunsight Pass at 11:55 am, Kings at 3:05 pm, and back to Gunsight at 5:10 pm. Started at Henry's Fork winter parking which is another 7 miles round trip from the summer trailhead. Truely the hardest thing I've ever done. The weather was cloudy and it was flurrying off and on for the first 5 hours. Then it gradually cleared up but was incredibly windy from Elkhorn Crossing on. Fortunately, it was relatively warm (in the 20's). The skiing part was easy (at least for those of us who had been on skis more than once), the rest of it was not. The hardest part was traversing across the steep slope at the base of 13103 on the way to the base of Kings Peak. I got blown over once on the way over and slipped once on the way back, but fortunately brought an ice axe and managed two successful self arrests. Twelve people made it to the summit including MOCKBA and Moogie737 who had only been on x-country skis once before.
11 hour, 24 mile day hike from the Henrys Fork Summer TH with MM.
A leisurely 5 day backpack with lesdubois. Started at China Meadows and went up Smiths Fork over Smiths Fork Pass, up to Andersons Pass, up to Kings, down to Painter Basin, over Gunsight Pass, across Henrys Fork Basin, over the lower part of the Flattop/Powell ridge and back to the start.
|Posted Mar 31, 2013 3:42 pm|
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007
|Posted Jan 20, 2013 2:16 am|
|Catamount||Solo backpacking trip |
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008
|Three day solo backpacking trip. Hiked in and set up camp at Dollar Lake on Day 1. Hit the summit on Day 2. Packed out on Day 3. Really lucked out with the weather. Three fantastic days. Summit day was grueling. State HP #43.|
|Posted Dec 12, 2012 2:43 am|
|mcorbs28||Kings peak |
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2012
|Great hike enjoyed a kings peak porter on the top|
|Posted Oct 16, 2012 11:56 pm|
|AjaxHiker||Part of Kings-Emmons Traverse |
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2012
|This was my second time to the summit of Utah, this one as part of a Kings-Emmons ridge traverse. Sunrise from the summit was wonderful.|
|Posted Sep 11, 2012 1:15 pm|
|Matt Lemke||Day hike |
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012
|Hiked the Yellowstone Creek trail all night for 18 miles to Anderson Pass. Climbed Kings and many others|
|Posted Aug 30, 2012 2:31 am|
|Ryan Borzea||Beautiful! |
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2012
|From Island Lake in the Henry's Fork we took the Gunsight Shortcut. First ones to summit that day at about 9:30AM!! Took the Toilet Bowel back down and across the basin back to camp. Love this hike/summit, what a beautiful area!|
|Posted Aug 23, 2012 5:05 pm|
|hiker4man||Weird wilderness |
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012
|Weird experience. Saw a person flying a kite, incisive barking dog w/o owner near the shoot. Lot's of horses without owners. awesome day for a hike. Nice solo time with some great weather. saw two moose on this trip!|
|Posted Aug 20, 2012 10:57 pm|
|Matthew Van Horn||Kingly |
Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2013
|3/30/2013 Swanson Bros. 12:33 round trip|
8/18/2012 Gilbert, King's, South King's 8:26:53 car to car (Utah Triple Crown)
8/13/2011 10 hours RT
3/27/2010 Swanson Bros annual King's Peak ski-in, 16:50 RT
3/28/2009 With the WMC annual Swanson Bros KPT. I won't say what my total trip time car to car was. It's not pretty.
Also climbed 8/08/2007
|Posted Aug 19, 2012 1:50 am|
|polarjud||With Bill and wonderdog Toby |
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2012
|I started about 1 AM from near Little Superior Lake in the Garfield Basin. Got to the saddlepoint at Anderson Pass about 6 AM. Happened to meet up with Bill and his wonderdog Toby there. We three got the top around 8 AM. Great views.|
|Posted Aug 14, 2012 8:57 pm|
|patascent||Trail Run/Summit Scramble |
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012
|Approached from Henry's Fork. Jogged most of the trail below Gunsight then scrambled to the summit. There was a storm approaching so we only stayed at the summit for about 20 minutes. We got caught in some heavy rain/hail on the way out and took shelter in some small trees for awhile but still made it back to the car in about 10 hours. Fun day trip with my friend Tony.|
|Posted Aug 13, 2012 12:04 am|
|strongbadreggie||Great conditions |
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2012
|As warm on top of the mountain as it was down at Dollar Lake. Gentle breeze, 75 degrees, bright sunshine, perfect conditions!|
|Posted Aug 10, 2012 6:30 pm|
|dstevenson0204||3rd State HP |
Date Climbed: May 25, 2012
|Fun backpacking trip with my friend and dog. Camped in the trees on the way up. Reached the summit the next morning. Camped one more night and just hung out on the mountain. It was a lot of fun. This was the last hike I went on with my dog. He got hit by a car 2 days after we got back. Great last memories with him!|
|Posted Aug 2, 2012 5:30 pm|
|Redwic||State HP #42! |
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012
|Technically, this was a solo hike, but another day-hiker (fellow State HPer "John" from Cincinnati) caught up to me near Dollar Lake and we continued the rest of the ascent together. It was very nice to have company. It was very grueling to do this as a day-hike, with only less than one hours' sleep in a 36-hour timeframe, when the hike was complete. My legs and feet did not appreciate this long single-day jaunt, but this weekend would be full of all of the classic elements of a solo out-of-state Redwic peakbagging trip: Long drives, long hikes, little sleep.|
|Posted Jul 31, 2012 10:04 am|
|rmjwinters||Kings Emmons Traverse |
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2012
|Hit the summit of Kings around 8am. Started the day before from Swift Creek. Bivy in upper Yellowstone basin. Climbed Henrys Fork peak and made traverse over Kings to Emmons and Glacier Peak. Exited via Swift Creek on the 19th.|
|Posted Jun 26, 2012 10:40 pm|
|cweight||Something clicked inside|
|I climbed this peak years ago as a young teenager with my father. Something clicked on this hike. I knew that I would be doing a lot more hiking and summiting in my life to come.|
|Posted May 28, 2012 10:36 pm|
|RockDaddy||Awesome First |
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010
|First summit ever. Unforgettable|
|Posted Jan 9, 2012 3:41 pm|
|utahjimk||first time ... |
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2005
|with Jeff Sanderson|
|Posted Nov 9, 2011 4:45 pm|
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2001
|Approached via the Henry's Fork route, spent 4 days... 1 hiking in, 1 fishing, 1 climbing peak, 1 hiking out.|
|Posted Oct 24, 2011 5:01 am|
|PrinceOfNorway||Kings in 3 days |
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2008
|Yeah, 3 days up Kings was so relaxing. Getting caught in a thunderstorm and seeing lightning strike near us wasn't so relaxing. This is a very beautiful climb. Thanks Kings!|
|Posted Oct 21, 2011 5:35 pm|