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splattskiRoute climbed: Henry's Fork  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2003

splattski

We sat alone in the sunshine on the summit at 8:45am, then headed down as it clouded up. As we got below Gunsight Pass, we were aghast at the people headed up into obvious electrical storm.
Posted Mar 16, 2006 11:32 pm

nogginHenry's Fork  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2005

noggin

We hiked in on the afternoon of the 2nd. We summited on the 3rd and walked out that day, which made for a long day. Glissading down the mountain was nice though. Very muddy once we entered the basin.
Posted Mar 7, 2006 1:20 am

Mountain JimLong Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 1990

Mountain Jim

Round tripped the peak from via the Henrys Fork route in one long day. Good way to celebrate my 51st birthday.
Posted Mar 3, 2006 1:02 am

Travis AtwoodMultiple Ascents  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

Travis Atwood

6/27/09 - A long one day trip that also included summiting West Gunsite Peak. We had a nice and fast glissade down the chute back to the Henry's Fork Basin. Climbed with Ammon Hatch.

7/19/08 - Henry's Fork to Gunsite then to Kings Summit. We then traveresd to South Kings.

8/2000 Climbed Gunsight Pass and came down through the chute at Anderson Pass.
Posted Feb 2, 2006 9:05 pm

D-boRoute Climbed: Henry's Fork Date Climbed: August 1996  Sucess!

D-bo

Stayed a week in the basin. Great moose sightings. Saw a cow and calf and then a bull. One deer. Several marmots close to Gunsight Pass. Awesome summit!
Posted Jan 7, 2006 5:04 pm

e-docRoute Climbed: Dollar Lake; Date Climbed: August 24, 2000
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2000

e-doc

After our 4 day Wind River trip, three of our group returned to SLC; Shawn, Brian ,and I checked into a nondescript hotel in Rock Springs. The next day we drove up to Henrys Fork and then hiked to Dollar Lake. It was fun to see the boy scouts attack the beaver lodge, only to be confronted by Shawn who claimed to be from the Forest Service and they immediately stopped their beaver lodge assault.The next day Shawn felt poor so he hiked back to the car; Brian and I summited via Gunsight and Anderson passes. As clouds moved in on our downclimb we opted to take the scree field down from Anderson Pass. I really hate lightening when I'm in the open on a camping trip. Broke camp and hike down to Elkhorn crossing to camp the second night. Met Shawn on trail the next day. He gave us a beer, it tasted good.
Posted Jan 1, 2006 1:22 am

dysctiRoute Climbed: Henrys Fork Date Climbed: August 27th  Sucess!

dyscti

We did this as a two day backpack and camped at a small lake above Dollar. Almost got caught in a thunderstorm on the second day but made it off the summit plateau in time.
Posted Oct 29, 2005 3:50 pm

leftfieldRoute Climbed: Anderson Pass Date Climbed: September 1, 2005  Sucess!

leftfield

I'd already climbed it in 1994 but went back so my brother could claim it as a highpoint. Beautiful pack-in (but strangely devoid of wildlife) only to be met with a herd of maybe 200 sheep and a horse-riding shepherd at the head of the valley. I seemed to remember a cairn marked trail from Anderson Pass to the top but never found anything and negotiated questionably stable boulders for hours up and down. Saw 2 moose on the way out.
Posted Sep 28, 2005 10:07 pm

motobb2000Route Climbed: Henry'sTH, Gunsight,Anderson Pass Date Climbed: Sept. 1998,Aug. 2002  Sucess!
A couple of buddies and I did this 30 mile round trip in a day, 11 hours to be exact. Brutal charging. We only spent a few minutes at the summit. Traveled with an H2O bottle, iodine pills, rainbreaker and a beanie (and a sandwich). I wore bowling shoes with no insoles. Ha. Painful.

The whole idea started as a sort of dare, the night before ,in the bar. It ended with being wrecked for three days



ALWAYS DO THAT WHICH YOU SAID YOU WERE GOING TO DO WHEN YOU WERE DRUNK, SO YOU DO NOT MAKE THAT MISTAKE AGAIN.



Been back since (wearing proper attire). Nice hike.
Posted Aug 26, 2005 8:36 pm

BignickRoute Climbed: Henrys Fork Date Climbed: August 22 2005  Sucess!

Bignick

A terrific adventure with two of my best friends and my son. This is how I spent my 56th Birthday.
Posted Aug 26, 2005 1:59 am

MrRadfordRoute Climbed: Henry's Fork, Gunsight Pass to Anderson Date Climbed: Aug. 18 - 20  Sucess!

MrRadford

Camped at Dollar Lake, went up to Gunsight pass, over the small cliffs, through the never ending boulder field and straight to Anderson pass, then up to the top. On the way back we went down the rock slide at Anderson pass. Kind of dangerous but saved lots of time. Saw some kids knock some rocks loose which almost killed some people. Just make sure you hike down where people are not above you. From Dollar Lake it took up 6 hours to go to the top, have lunch, and come back. Beautiful hike and backpacking trip. Bring Advil for the altitude headaches.
Posted Aug 22, 2005 4:04 pm

twinkydink2612Route Climbed: Henry's Fork-Gunsight shortcut Date Climbed: August 5, 2005  Sucess!
My two brothers, my father and our friend woke up on Friday, August 5th, 2005 to mostly clear skies. We left from our base camp about 3/4 south of Dollar Lake at 6:20 AM. We wanted to get a fairly early start to beat the weather. With the 'mature' members of our group, we knew we would have to take our time (hey, even I am no spring chicken).

We had debated quite a bit about trying to go up the scree but decided that our party would be better going around. We made good time through Gunsight Pass but then the going was slower up over the high Gunsight alternate route. I would only recommend that for your more spry hikers. My brothers and I did fine but it was hard on my Dad and our friend.

We made Anderson by about 9:30 and to the top of King's by a little after 11 am. It is a spectacular view up there for sure! We shared the summit with 10-20 people. We probably encountered over 50 people from Anderson Pass to the top and back. Friday must be a popular day to summit.

After having come up short on our attempt from the Swift Creek trail last year, it was a great feeling to actually make it this time!

Coincidentally, it was my birthday and as a surprise, my brother carried a Hostess cupcake, a candle, and freeze-dried ice cream to the summit. I'll give two thumbs up to King's as a spot for a birthday celebration.
Posted Aug 16, 2005 12:01 pm

madsjimRoute Climbed: Henry's Fork Date Climbed: August 4, 2005  Sucess!

madsjim

I went up the Anderson Pass chute and saved a ton of time, definetely worth it. I do not suggest going down the chute though, I think it is too dangerous, that's why we descended through Gunsight.
Posted Aug 14, 2005 10:58 pm

POWERJLRoute Climbed: Gunsight Pass, across ridge to west Gunsight pass, then up. Date Climbed: July 31, 2005  Sucess!
A wonderful hike, and a great 'scramble'!. I climbed it on a Sunday so all the LDS folks (Boy Scout included)were in church so I only saw about 5 other people total the entire day. (Otherwise it is usually mobbed up there!) The 'Valley route" below Gunsight was a bit tedious, although some great campsights down in this area, and I would reccomend the high route, 'shortcut' up and across the ridge west of Gunsight pass. There is very minor exposure depending on how you do it, but defintaly fun!



Posted Aug 10, 2005 9:05 am

madjohnboRoute Climbed: Gunsight Pass Date Climbed: Summer 2000  Sucess!

madjohnbo

Fun climb
Posted Aug 6, 2005 9:16 pm

mr kieranRoute Climbed: The Way Everyone Else Goes Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!
Did as a two day trip from Henry's Fork Trailhead. Nice scramble up the ridge and a tremendous view from the top. Excellent hike. Walked out the same day, the last half in the dark, surprising moose a couple of times in the blackness.
Posted Aug 6, 2005 5:54 pm

jnielsenRoute Climbed: Gunsight Date Climbed: 07/28/05  Sucess!
6 of us left Dollar Lake at around 9 am. We reached Anderson's Pass at 12:00 noon. It was a great hike at this point. We rested for about 15 minutes then made our ascent to Kings Peak and made it on top by 1p.m. Only 4 of the 6 made the hike all the way due to exhaustion. They waited and Anderson's Pass. Took the Chute down to save time. I don't think that it is that bad. Just take your time and you will be fine.
Posted Jul 31, 2005 2:25 pm

Scott WesemannRoute Climbed: Henrys Fork Date Climbed: 7/05  Sucess!

Scott Wesemann

Craig and I left our camp from Dollar Lake headed for West Gunsight peak. At GS pass we decided to go up and over a cliff band directly west of the pass. We were able to do some scrambling up some cliffs (5.3) and we also went over some steep snow. We used our trekking poles, as we had left the ice axes in the car. We reached the summit and had some lunch. Craig brought some smoked salmon that was great. We decided to bag Kings as well, so we did not stay long on top. The scramble up Kings was more interesting than usual, as there was quite a bit of snow on the mountain. We had to stay almost right on top of the ridge and there was a lot more exposure there, but nothing serious. We reached the summit and contemplated South Kings, but it was getting late, so we headed down. This was my fourth time on top of Kings and each trip was a unique and fun experience. Had a great glissade from the ridge, which saved some time. We opted to head back taking the shortcut to GS pass, over the East flank of West GS. We had a sphincter pinching glissade down a steep slope full of rocks. This hike was epic!
Posted Jul 27, 2005 5:51 pm

mattdalmanRoute Climbed: Henry's Fork Date Climbed: August 5, 2004  Sucess!

mattdalman

Camped at Dollar Lake. Hiked up Gunsight Pass and traversed across the side of West Gunsight Peak and then scrambled up the ridge of Kings Peak to the summit after waiting out a 10 minute hail storm 50 ft below the summit. Climbed down the ridge and then descended through Anderson Pass into Henry Fork's basin and back to camp. Great 3 day backpacking trip!
Posted Jul 22, 2005 5:59 am

bc44caesarRoute Climbed: Henry's Fork Date Climbed: 3 Jul 2005  Sucess!

bc44caesar

Packed into a camp near a small lake above Dollar Lake in 3.5 hrs. Next day hiked to Gunsight Pass and then traversed the southern shoulder of West Gunsight Peak towards Anderson Pass. Countoured up to the ridge rather than go to the pass and then continued onto the summit which we reached after about 5 hrs. There was a lot of soft snow immediately after Gunsight Pass and we broke through to rock several times. We used crampons a lot on the upper ridge of Kings, and were able to glissade a large portion of the way down. We descended the snow couloir to the north of Kings rather than go back to Gunsight Pass. This also made for some fine glissading. We then hiked back out the same day reaching the trailhead after 11 hrs of hiking on the day.
Posted Jul 9, 2005 1:56 pm

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