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mountaingazelleMillcreek Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2004


November 14, 2004 - We hiked to Mount Aire on a cloudy day in November. There was snow on the summit and no one else on the mountain that day.

July 14, 2007 - I hiked Murdock Peak, Millvue Peak, Mount Aire, Church Fork Peak, and Granduer Peak on Millcreek Ridge. I did the traverse going from east to west. Some sections of the ridge of the ridge require bushwhacking and is probably better when covered in snow.
Posted May 1, 2005 12:12 am

Nyle WaltonRe: Route Climbed: Elbow Fork Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2004

Nyle Walton

I climbed Mount Aire on February 22, 1949, Washington's Birthday. As teenagers, we had just read the books by Richard Halliburton whose climb of the Matterhorn and Popocatepetl inspired us to climb the hill just east of Salt Lake City. We dubbed the hill "Mount Halliburton," which we still call it to this day. Only decades later did we learn its real name.
Posted Jan 29, 2008 10:46 am

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: Elbow Fork Date Climbed: January 8th, 2005  Sucess!


I made it to the saddle the previous week beginning from the neighborhoods in SLC and climbing over Grandeur Pk & Church Fork Pk. I returned this week to bag the summit and head over to Millvue.

60mph sustained winds with 80mph gusts (and some time restraints) forced us to descend before reaching Millvue, but not after having a delightful, but tiring experience on the exposed ridge.

An extra bonus - we were able to find the summit register in the snow!
Posted Jan 28, 2005 3:02 pm

boojemRoute Climbed: Elbow Fork Date Climbed: numerous  Sucess!
A great view with lots of wildlife, especially moose and birds along the way. My wife came face to face with a cougar just down the pipeline trail from the Elbow Fork trailhead a couple of years ago. Luckily it ran off.
Posted Dec 21, 2004 3:17 pm

craghagRoute Climbed: South Trail Date Climbed: May-13-01, Nov 24-03, Apr 24-04, Nov 20-04  Sucess!


We missed the cougar chasing the moose.
Posted Dec 12, 2004 11:46 am

MrWasatchRoute Climbed: various Date Climbed: many  Sucess!


Nice lower peaks. I find the Burch Hollow route up Church Fork to be my favorite among these three peaks.
Posted Sep 27, 2004 6:57 pm

ecallahanRoute Climbed: Mount Aire Trailhead, Millcreek Canyon Date Climbed: 5 July 2004  Sucess!


Took my small pup to the top. Nice, leisurly hike where we met a lot of other dogs. Saw Gobbler's Knob and Mt. Raymond from the top. Green the entire way up.
Posted Aug 24, 2004 2:31 pm

ecallahanRoute Climbed: Mount Aire Trailhead, Millcreek Canyon Date Climbed: 5 July 2004  Sucess!


Took my 7week old pup to the top. Nice, leisurly hike where we met a lot of other dogs. Saw Gobbler's Knob and Mt. Raymond from the top. Green the entire way up.
Posted Aug 24, 2004 2:30 pm

Nyle WaltonRoute Climbed: south ridge from 33rd South and Wasatch Boulevard Date Climbed: February 22, 1949

Nyle Walton

On Washington's Birthday, Ronald Davis, Ronald DeWaal, and yours truly undertook the first mountain climb of our young lives. Inspired by Richard Halliburton, we tackled the small mountain immediately east of Salt Lake. Suburbia had not reached these foothills yet. Leaving Wasatch Boulevard, we had to dodge deer in their winter feeding ground to assail the first slope of "Mount Halliburton," which we dubbed the mountain since we were not aware of its actual name. It took us three hours to trudge upward through knee-deep snow to reach the summit, a disappointing achievement since we could see higher points further east and south. Nevertheless we unfurled a white cloth on which I had lettered our names and the date. Three sophomores from South High School then posed proudly for pictures before trudging back down to Wasatch Boulevard and home.
The following year (1950) Ronald Davis and I went on to greater glory on the Grand Teton and Popocatepetl. Subsequently during the following decade, I climbed Orizaba, Mount Rainier, the Matterhorn, Huayna Potosi, and Mont Blanc. In 1971 I completed my mountaineering career in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru by summiting Vallanaraju and attempting Huascaran. More casually I hiked up Vesuvius, Fuji-san, and many of the higher peaks of the Wasatch and Mount Whitney in the Sierra Nevada. In the early eighties, I enjoyed two three-week treks in the Nepalese Himalayas, first to Everest Base Camp and two years later up the Kali Gandaki and around Annapurna. Now I am too old to climb anything but a few flights of stairs. Why must youth be wasted on the young?
Posted Aug 7, 2004 10:04 am

ScottAire  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 1986


I've climbed a few times when growing up.

The first trip I remember was probably June 13-14 1986 (?) when I slept on the north end of the very rocky summit with my Dad and brother Mark. It wasn't the best campsite, but I wanted to sleep there.

The last time I was on the summit was with my wife Kimberly on August 30 2008.
Posted Feb 5, 2004 9:58 pm

Nyle WaltonRe: Route Climbed: Lambs Canyon, Church Fork, Elbow Fork Date Climbed: Many times

Nyle Walton

It's nice to know someone of a later generation enjoys hiking in the Wasatch. I would appreciate it if you would contact Ronald DeWaal who claims to have climbed Mount Aire twelve times. His phone number is in the Salt Lake phone book (801-533-0523 I think). He's too old and backward to use a computer.
Posted Jun 15, 2006 4:52 pm

Nyle WaltonDeWaal

Nyle Walton

I have called DeWaal many times and he always preaches the same old story. He always tells me of his inspirational walks up City Creek Canyon, his workouts at a gym, dancing at the Murray Arts Center, and swooning at concerts. I got rather bored with this same old story thirty years ago. I wouldn't consider a hike up Mount Aire a dozen times a notable accomplishment in mountaineering. In 1974 I had arranged to meet him in Zermatt to climb the Matterhorn. He never showed up.
Posted Jun 28, 2011 10:34 am

belexesRoute Climbed: Elbow Fork Date Climbed: July 4, 2002  Sucess!


I hiked Mount Aire only. It's a nice short hike, though it's steeper than I had expected.
Posted Feb 4, 2004 9:10 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: Elbow Fork, Ridgeline Date Climbed: Many times, all seasons  Sucess!


Every time I head up this peak I have an excellent time.
Posted Feb 4, 2004 7:33 pm

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