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punchlineBetter than being at work!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2009

punchline

Nice trip - camped about 1 mile south of Dollar Lake close to Gunsight Pass and found this great basin to call "home." Basically had the area to ourselves. Managed to avoid the crowds and the afternoon thunderstorms. Would like to try Anderson Pass Scree ascent next time!
Posted Sep 6, 2009 1:08 pm

shphilbyBout Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2006

shphilby

Camped at Dollar Lake. We passed everyone on our way in and almost had the area to ourselves. The last little climb to the peak was fun. Had a good time on the peak and went straight down instead of following the trail back.
Posted Sep 5, 2009 4:50 pm

TLPFirst time backpacking  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2009

TLP

Went with a buddy from Flagstaff. First time that I went backpacking. We stayed at Dollar Lake. Next day we made the summit. We didn't take the shortcut at gunsight pass, and that made things longer. Then on the way back we again didn't take the shortcut, and sort of got all mixed up on the trails down in the basin. Sort of made our own trail back to Gunsight Pass. Overall it was a great experience. I'll always remember it.
Posted Sep 3, 2009 9:44 am

JDrakeDay Hike   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2009

JDrake

9/7 went back for a day hike. Perfect weather. Up and back in 15 hours - not blazing but good for me. Loved it! Had the summit to myself on Labor Day.

8/7 Didn't summit. Got to Gunsight Pass where half of my group declared they could go no further. In their defense, we were hammered pretty hard the day and night before by thunderstorms, hail, rain, and cold temps. I'll be going back to day-hike this around Labor Day in order to summit. Beautiful area.
Posted Aug 15, 2009 7:25 pm

gwave47HP #35  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2009

gwave47

Day Hike - 13.5 hours
Weather was great the whole way up and horrible the whole way down.
Posted Aug 10, 2009 11:55 pm

dirthWow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2009

dirth

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

96avs01

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

danielrfayLighting
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

seanpeckham

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

craghag

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

mrchad9

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

ericwillhite

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

highpeakskier

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

ivyonupOvernight  Sucess!

ivyonup

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

Digiclimber

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

sassyplatt

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

alphasteveClassic  Sucess!

alphasteve

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!

byates

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

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