Malan's Peak and Basin Climber's Log
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Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2013
|10/30/2013 After spending several hours hiking around Antelope Island, we drove back to Ogden and decided to add Malans Peak to the schedule. We started at the 29th street trailhead and reached the top in 55 min. After a quick hike down, I made my way back to SLC.|
|Posted Oct 30, 2013 8:46 pm|
|CacheMACS||Malan's Peak |
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2012
|A brief walk up from 27th and into Taylors Canyon the trail is smooth very gradual and then you cross the bridge to the Malans and the fun is over or has it just begun. There is nothing gradual anymore it is up from here on out. You start taking very long switchbacks until you are top, which surprised me once I past the first long switchback didnt take too long. This trail is in really good shape and moderate to travel. A little rocky on the first leg, just watch your step and your head as you round the first going into the second there is a little overhang you have to dodge. I probably wouldnt have been so worn out by this one if I didnt start so late at night, give yourself plenty of time. I had to run down before it got to dark. The sunset was magnificent from the Peak.|
|Posted Jul 17, 2012 1:32 pm|
|Bun84067||Multiple climbs |
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2012
|7/14/12 - Exploring in the Basin|
Headed up late in the day. It was really muggy as it had rained earlier. Tried to find a trail leading up to Mount Ogden. Found bits and pieces of trail, but not a clear, obvious path. Ran across the biggest rattlesnake I've seen, sunning on a rock near the river, half a mile or so above the Basin plaque. The snake spooked me, and I turned around shortly thereafter.
7/1/12 - Fast peak bag
Hurried up and back. Hot. Tired. No snakes.
6/27/12 - Waterfall Loop
Started up Waterfall Canyon, climbed the "chute", up and over into Malan's Basin, over to the Peak, and then down the switchbacks. A great hike!
5/28/12 - No Snow -
Hiked up to the peak and then the basin and then down through Waterfall Canyon. Saw a rattlesnake at the peak. All of the snow is gone. The plants in the basin are starting to sprout up, but the trail is easy to follow from the basin to Waterfall.
3/17/12 - Still Icy
Started up around 5:00 p.m. A little windy, especially at top.
Most of the snow is gone at the bottom, but the switchbacks still have lots of ice. As Collinshepherd said, bring your Yaks or Microspikes.
2/21/12 - In the dark and snow II
Climbed it again after work with my wife and Kadee. There was fresh snow on the trail, but it was relatively well-packed and not icy. Didn't use Microspikes or Yaks. A great night.
2/17/12 - In the dark and snow
Started up at 6:00 p.m. Put on Microspikes and a headlamp at the first good viewpoint around sunset. Gorgeous views. Hit the peak in the dark. Back to the car by 8:00.
The trail was nicely packed but not icy. The spikes made it easy to descend without having to worry about traction. A great hike!
1/14/12 - Malan's Peak with pup
What a gorgeous day! Took my little 8-month old Shih Tzu up. There was fresh snow and no ice. A great hike!
|Posted May 30, 2012 11:51 am|
|collinshepherd||Malan's in Feb.|
Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2012
|Can't remember the exact day but it was a nice little hike. Trail was solid ice so bring some Yaks|
|Posted Mar 16, 2012 12:17 pm|
|brekgrover||Ice all the way |
Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2012
|Quick trip up before the superbowl. The trail was hard pack ice the whole way. Beautiful day!|
|Posted Feb 5, 2012 10:16 pm|
|brekgrover||Taylor's Canyon |
Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2011
|Quick trip up with my wife and son to get above the inversion. Amazing views on top with the inversion below. Warm with blue skies. Enjoyed lunch on top. Fun day!|
|Posted Dec 19, 2011 12:19 am|
|Garfimi||Taylor Canyon |
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2011
|Not really a peak, but more like a look out point. Either way it is a nice, steep hike and the creek is ragin right now. I was up and down in a couple of hours. Great hike to do in the Ogden area if you want something steep and will get your lungs burning.|
|Posted Jun 20, 2011 3:31 pm|
|Uuuuuh . . this is not a peak.|
|Posted Feb 24, 2011 3:00 am|
|brekgrover||Quick Trip Up |
Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2011
|Liam and I took a quick trip up this morning to burn a few calories before putting them all back watching the super bowl. Beautiful on top. Warm and no wind.|
|Posted Feb 6, 2011 10:27 pm|
|brekgrover||First summit for little guys |
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2011
|Took a trip up with my brother in law, my wife & son &my little 7 year old nephew who bagged his first summit with his little sister Eden who my brother in law carried up in a kid pack (sucks to be him!) 17 degrees today, but warm once you start working. The summit was cold and windy. Fun day to share the freedom of the hills with the little ones!|
|Posted Jan 2, 2011 7:35 pm|
|brekgrover||Whiteout on Malans |
Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2010
|Hiked today in whiteout conditions with my son Liam an effort to burn some holiday calories.In spite of heavy falling snow, the trail just had 2 to 3 inches of powder on top of the hard pack. Found an awesome christmas tree (will post the picture). Great day!|
|Posted Dec 26, 2010 8:45 pm|
|Scott Wesemann||You betcha! |
Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2010
|Ran with Bryce W. Jun32 and Matt. What a fun way to start my day. 40 minutes to the summit and we bombed it on the way down. I'll be back. |
|Posted Nov 5, 2010 2:30 pm|
|Fleshj27||Friday Climb |
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2010
|Humped my way up Malan for the second time. Last trip up the peak I was smoking a pack a day, weighed 30 Lbs more and did it in the middle of winter. Not surprisingly, this time was MUCH easier. Weather was nice and the 10 degree drop in the shade was greatly appriciated. Had a Mount Everest Moment on the peak. 1.5 hours up and 1 hour down.|
|Posted Jun 30, 2010 4:58 pm|
|N2HiThinAir||Father's Day Hike |
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010
|Very easy lower stretch along a beautiful creek and well shaded. From there to the peak it was much steeper but a great little hike for a round trip of just a couple of hours.|
|Posted Jun 20, 2010 6:00 pm|
|brekgrover||4 Seasons in a Day |
Date Climbed: May 29, 2010
|Climbed in a party of about 20 friends and family. Left the top of 27th street in a light rain, then hail hit while in Taylor Canyon, snow started falling on us while we were in the switchbacks, and it was warm and sunny when we got to the peak. We continued on in to Malan's Basin and checked out the remnants of the resort. Warm and sunny all the way back. Fun day!|
|Posted May 29, 2010 11:29 pm|
|Bun84067||Waterfall to Malan's Peak |
Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2010
|Oh what a difference a month makes.|
Went up Waterfall Canyon, then followed the chute to the right (south and then east) of the waterfall, then north to the ridge. From there we found the trail down (north-east) to the river that supplies the waterfall.
There was just a little bit of snow along the river, but the trail was fairly visible. Followed it east into Malan's Basin, then up (north-west) to the peak, and down the switchbacks.
A great hike!
|Posted May 11, 2010 1:18 am|
|Bun84067||Up, wandering, darkness, down late |
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2010
|I went up with a friend and his 16 and 14 year-old children. The plan was to repeat the hike that we did on July 31st of last year, where we went up into the Basin from the Peak, and then down Waterfall Canyon.|
We began the hike at 3:00 p.m., got to the summit by 5:00, and should have turned around. :) Instead we went into the summit, and everything was covered in snow. Go figure. ;)
We tried to follow the river down, but that was where the snow was the deepest, so we scrambled up, over, and through slightly less-deep snow and brambly trees and brush until I found the top of the waterfall . . . at about 8:00. There was a lovely view of the sunset, which I don't recommend seeing. :)
We couldn't remember how to get over to the Waterfall chute, as the trail (if there was a trail) was covered, and so we ended up turning around and following our tracks back to the Basin, the Peak, and the switchbacks. Did I mention the snow?
I made it off the mountain at 11:15. It was kind of cold, but we were in good spirits, had flashlights, warm clothes, and plenty of water and food. It was a good adventure!
|Posted Apr 30, 2010 3:00 pm|
|brekgrover||Malan's Peak |
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2010
|Quick trip up after work. Awesome sunset from the peak!|
|Posted Apr 20, 2010 12:11 pm|
|brekgrover||Malan's in the sunshine |
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2010
|Quick trip up today with my wife and son. The sun was out and 52 degrees. The trail in upper Taylor Canyon and Malan's is still hard pack snow, and in spots it is getting icey. Snow was melting pretty good off of the summit though. Great day!|
|Posted Mar 20, 2010 7:20 pm|
|brekgrover||Malan's Peak Part Duex |
Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2010
|Climbed old Malan's for the second time this winter this morning with my wife, 12 year old son, and 9 year old daughter. It was a beautiful day and lots of people were on the trail. Ate lunch on top and enjoyed the warm sunshine. It was downright balmy today as compared to the peak conditions when we climbed it on the 20th of January when it was windy and cold. Great day, and hopefully passed on some mountain fever to the wife and kids!|
|Posted Feb 21, 2010 12:00 am|