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dirthWow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2009


Exact same experience as 96avs01. My estimate ~500 people in the area the days we were in there. ~100 people in the trailhead register by 1pm when we left most on 4-5 day trips. The area was a zoo. When I left there were 6 cars in line to take my parking spot because all parking + overflow + horse trailer parking was full.
Posted Aug 6, 2009 1:49 am

David MortensenKing's Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1992

David Mortensen

Nice mountain! I did this as a teenager with a scout group.
Posted Aug 6, 2009 1:17 am

96avs01Never have I truly  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2009


appreciated a trailhead quota system until visiting this area. We signed in at noon, after 82 other people (that all seemed to be heading towards Dollar Lake)! Summit day was nice with the traverse from Gunshot Pass to Anderson Pass saving ~2 miles. Descended the scree/talus chute back into the drainage for more mileage savings. Nice peak, but way too many people!
Posted Aug 3, 2009 12:16 am

Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2009
About 30 minutes before we reached the Dollar Lake area to set up camp the rain rolled in and didn't stop for about 12 hours. Once we frantically got the tents up in the rain the thunder and lighting hammered the basin for a solid 2 hours with a couple strikes easily within a mile. Pretty crazy to feel it that close!

We woke up the next time hoping for better weather but the peak was covered in dark clouds for two hours while we were deciding to head up, then the rain started again. We packed up and headed back to the trailhead.

At home the weather channel had issued multiple warnings for heavy rains and lighting in the area. We hated turning back but we'll have to try for the summit again.
Posted Jul 29, 2009 5:30 pm

seanpeckhamfrom China Meadows  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2009


Base camp was at Smiths Fork Lake, climbed Kings on day 2. The huge alpine meadows we crossed between Smiths Fork Pass and Anderson Pass were really nice. Had to wait at Anderson Pass to see what the storm would do - when it looked like it was blowing away to the east, we went for it and the weather was nice by the time we got to the top. This is at least as cheesy as it is cool, but we brought Kings Peak Porter to drink on the summit. Day 3 climbed Wilson Peak and spent a third (and cold) night before heading down.
Posted Jul 22, 2009 12:26 am

craghagBrokethumb Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008


Dayhike. I hiked solo until I hooked up with Art and Jeff. Art and i missed the short cut at Gunsight and suffered through pain-ter basin to summit jamboree. Upon departing the summit block,I slipped on snow and broke my left hand):. Thanks to Art and Jeff for medical services rendered.
Posted Jul 18, 2009 1:01 pm

mrchad9Kings Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2008


Up the standard route over Gunsight Pass, down Anderson Pass. Great trip with too many mosquitos. Spent an hour watching two huge moose eating grass from bottom of a lake near camp- pretty cool.
Posted Jul 7, 2009 6:59 pm

Ammon HatchHenrys Fork  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

Ammon Hatch

Did as a dayhike from Henrys Fork. Also climbed West Gunsight on the way.
Posted Jun 28, 2009 1:34 pm

ericwillhiteKings and Henry Fork Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006


Great trip up this peak on the standard route...had I known at the time I would become a Utah peakbagger, I would have grabbed the south peak instead of Henry Fork Peak. Trip report, map and pics at http://www.willhiteweb.com/state_highpoint/utah/kings_peak_016.htm
Posted Jun 18, 2009 5:10 pm

highpeakskierOne day round trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2009


One day Ski tour. A long 30 miles....
Posted May 9, 2009 2:21 pm

ivyonupOvernight  Sucess!


My fiance and I started this hike around 7pm. We got a couple good hours of hiking in before it was dark, then we busted out our headlamps for an interesting overnight hike. Trouble was, there was a bit of thunderstorms that night and we found ourselves a little ahead of schedule to summit at sunrise. We got pretty cold that night - but it was a whole new hike for us on the way back in the daylight! Either way, it was a beautiful hike and well worth our overnight adventure!
Posted May 5, 2009 8:31 am

DigiclimberStorm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2003


Reached the peak just as a huge storm rolled in, had to go straight down the chute and bushwhack back to camp, very cold and kinda scary cause of the lightning. Good Times!
Posted Apr 2, 2009 11:16 am

sassyplattLong approach!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2003


Gorgeous country! Thunderstorms really are a concern. Lots of unhappy boy scouts on the trail.
Posted Jan 24, 2009 7:27 pm

alphasteveClassic  Sucess!


Fun Classic especially if you have less experienced folks. Also great mid-point for the highline trail push.
Posted Dec 24, 2008 1:51 am

byatesSkied and hiked  Sucess!


Multiple times always in a day.
Posted Dec 7, 2008 10:56 pm

dfrancomLong ago  Sucess!


I can't remember exactly how old I was but it was a while ago.. I remember it was snowing on top.. didn't get much of view
Posted Oct 20, 2008 3:09 pm

OutdoorpartnerSmall weather window  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008


Camped near Gunsight pass and was on the trail before 7 AM. Summitted at 11:07, and the surrounding clouds turned menacing. By the time I was off the rock, lightening started. Hiked back to my tent in pouring rain, hail, and strobe light lightening. Glad to have the weather window, during the 4 day backpack trip, it rained most of the time. Thank you whoever left the very nice "King's Peak" banner on the summit.
Posted Aug 11, 2008 8:01 pm

J AndersonBeautiful Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2007

J Anderson

Hiked in from Henry's Fork and hit the summit the same day. On the way up the chute it started to rain pretty hard but cleared up as we reached the summit.
Posted Aug 10, 2008 6:48 pm

gbrillOne day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2007


My fiance and I did it in one days. We left at 7pm hiked through the night, summited at sunrise and made our way back to the car by 3pm the next day.
Posted Aug 5, 2008 8:44 pm

maraudersKings Peak / Henrys Fork Peak Combo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008


Lucked out with fantastic weather. The meadows and grasslands were in bloom with waterfalls running at full capacity. Can it get any better?
Posted Aug 3, 2008 2:38 am

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