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bdz132Had to backtrack  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2016


I started at Fernwood and hiked part-way on what I thought was the Kays Creek Ridge Trail. The trail seemed to end, so I backtracked and took the Community Trail to the top. There were wildflowers in bloom the whole way.
Posted Jul 8, 2016 7:00 pm

maranuvian@gmail.comLayton Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2016
took great western trail up, came across some grouse early on, 2 moose encountered right after the large aspen forest, one of them stared me down for 10 minutes, trail up in good shape except overgrown in aspen forest. scramble up chinscrapper was sketchy, easy to find way to summmit, great views that day, came down the "yellow tied" portion of upper community trail, lost the "yellows" after a while, headed down what seemed logical way until it crossed community trail, then followed it all the way, upper community trail way overgrown, scratched up legs real good, needed long pants. looked for mountain goats at top of summit, never saw. brought lots of water, needed all of it 4.5 hours up, 3 hours down. I'll stay away from upper community trail until it gets some help
Posted Jun 26, 2016 2:35 pm

yadahzoemtnLoved this one  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2015


Beautiful Views
04/29/16 via Community Trail
Posted Jan 4, 2016 9:46 pm

Moogie737Community Trail up & down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2016


#1 March 21st, 2015. Still a fair amount of snow up high. This was my 2nd attempt; the first attempt was derailed by low viz, driving snow and generally rotten weather. Traversed over to the far bump to the north as well. #2 4-29-16 Very limited visibility above 7,700'. If I hadn't been there before I would have found it extremely difficult to locate the peak. Used snowshoes from about 7,500'. 4+00 up.
Posted May 18, 2015 8:32 pm

OutdoorpartnerSaw 3 goats up top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2014


Went up Great Western via Layton Ridge Drive. Worked on the spring and it now has 3 outlets. Explored the orange markers on the top ridgeline....went quite a bit of distance to a NO TRESPASSING sign. Saw three mountain goats in the snowy area on the back (Morgan) side. I've never seen mountain goats up there before -- it was a real treat
Posted Jul 3, 2014 11:28 pm

ZeeJayCommunity Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2013


Started at the Fernwood TH and took the community trail to Layton Peak and then followed the ridge to Thurston. On the way back, took a side trip to the "Layton Nipple".
Posted Oct 26, 2013 7:35 pm

OutdoorpartnerWarm October Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2012


Fall colors were fantastic and didn't even need a jacket on the summit. Davis County Hiking Meetup 5:15 going up Great Western and 3 hrs down on Community
Posted Oct 12, 2012 1:01 pm

ApexrockSecond time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2012


Took the community trail to the summit. 2 hours and 5 minutes up, 1 hour and 10 minutes down.
Posted May 17, 2012 12:00 pm

Fleshj27Windy Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2010


First time I climbed Layton Peak and I've got to say it was brutal. 60 mile an hour winds on the top. 4 1/2 hours up/3 hours down the Great Western Trail route from Kayscreek. Would say it's a pretty difficult climb except I was passed by JOGGERS going up, going down and along the ridge. Beautiful views! Might have another go once I recover.
Posted Aug 29, 2010 6:28 pm

brekgroverGreat Western Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010


Got a late start in an attempt to summit Thurston. By time we made chin scraper we were tired and it was extremely windy and cold. We decided to top out Layton Peak and come back for Thurston later this year. Great way to spend the 4th of July though.

Posted Jul 24, 2010 1:05 pm

sepraWe Did It  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010


Me and my boy went up Community Trail then down Great Western Trail after visiting Layton Peak. There was a rattle snake hiding really well on the trip, so be careful up there!
Posted Jul 11, 2010 12:14 am

ApexrockFinally...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2010


... after quite a few hikes up the community trail this past Winter, my Dad and I went to the top this time.
Posted Jul 4, 2010 6:42 pm

therockimageWINDY!!!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2010


This was the 10th peak I have summited with my son, which always makes it special. Great views!! Wind gusts 30-40 mph!!
Posted Jul 2, 2010 2:25 pm

Bun84067Great views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010


Climbed up the Community Trail from the Fernwood trailhead. It's a steep hike, and I was pretty tired by the time we reached the top, but the views into Morgan county were wonderful.
Posted Jun 21, 2010 2:21 pm

imontopNice, steep, and cold!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2009


Took the community trail. Couldn't see a thing on top. Cold, cloudy, and windy. I had a blast!
Posted Nov 22, 2009 7:15 pm

OutdoorpartnerPersonal Best  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2008


Up the Great Western trail in 3 hrs, and back down the Community trail in 1 hr 50 minutes.
Posted Sep 27, 2008 8:05 am

SkydiveblueGreat approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2007


Awesome views of the Ogden Valley to the West and Morgan valley to the East at the summit. Parking right next to trailhead on Fernwood. Very steep climb for most of the way, great for training.
Posted Nov 18, 2007 2:52 pm

mountaingazelleLayton Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1997


We started from the trailhead near the Castle Home. We actually climbed Layton Peak while trying to traverse over to Thurston Peak. It took longer than expected and we hiked the last couple miles back in the dark.
Posted Jul 29, 2007 1:47 pm

OutdoorpartnerBeautiful view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2007


Downclimbed to the Great Western Trail and headed over to Thurston peak. Thurston is very over-grown and gnarly; I could not find a safe route to the top.
Posted Jul 29, 2007 2:38 am

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