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John StyrnolMount Aire  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2002

John Styrnol

Did this as a snowshoe, we were on a Millcreek ridge run when the weather turned nasty, so we had to descend quickly, bagged Mt. Aire at the same time.
Posted Aug 22, 2006 5:52 pm

Jeremy FranchowRoute climbed: Church Fork / Elbow Fork  Sucess!

Jeremy Franchow

11/15/2005 Mt. Aire from Elbow Fork

5/2000 Started at Church Fork and climbed Grandeur and Church. A couple days later climbed Mt. Aire from Elbow Fork.
Posted Aug 4, 2006 10:56 pm

pbogenGreat evening hike  Sucess!

pbogen

Good to climb in the evening after work because it is so short. A little steep in parts but nothing terribly bad.
Posted Aug 3, 2006 6:12 pm

millsb40Elbow Fork Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

millsb40

This is a great hike, being from Oregon I haven't hiked much in Utah, this was my first trip to the state. It's a pretty easy hike that takes about an hour up without snow. I found the "shady South side" not really all that shady, something about the South side of a hill will do that I guess. Bring extra water if the weather is hot, you'll want it.
Posted Jul 7, 2006 3:06 pm

Dorkteam6Route climbed: Birch hollow trail up and Elbow fork trail down.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2005
Came from the birch hollow trail and summited the ridge to the east. My brother and I saw the most beautiful sunset ever. The whole ridge was caked in a neon pink color. Took a nasty bushwack over to the ridge below Mt.Aire and then summited. Came back down elbow fork trail and walked back to the car. Also summited on 04/25/05
Posted Jun 14, 2006 7:21 pm

JLarsenRoute Climbed: Elbow Fork  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2006

JLarsen

Fun winter climb. I wish I brought crampons.
Posted Apr 29, 2006 6:29 am

Ammon HatchRoute Climbed: Elbow Fork Date Climbed: February 8, 2006  Sucess!

Ammon Hatch

Awesome snowshoe. I like the area between the summer trailhead and the ridge, preety forest. After the ridge, the final hike up the summit was on very sun crusted snow. I am grateful for really agressive snowshoes, though I still might have wanted to bring my crampons.
Posted Feb 8, 2006 7:06 pm

Reach11Route Climbed: Elbow fork Date Climbed: Late 90s  Sucess!
I remember it being steep in parts and hot. Good views to the east.
Posted Sep 3, 2005 1:34 pm

breadboxRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: Winter 2001  Sucess!

breadbox

Great skiing off the North/east bowl, but awful avy danger and terrible alder bushwhacking in the lower drainage on the ski out.
Posted Aug 22, 2005 3:46 am

mountainTRIALS.comRoute Climbed: Mt. Aire from lower pipeline trailhead Date Climbed: May 21, 2005  Sucess!

mountainTRIALS.com

Exhilerating run from the lower pipeline trailhead (as the gate is still closed to elbow fork) to the summit of Mt. Aire. It took me 1 hr 2 min and 3 sec to from trailhead to touching the summit log. As you can see I am a little obsessed with timing myself. I also saw a cougar in this area last year (2004) on the pipeline trail just below elbow fork very near the road. I accidently "snuck up" on it from behind while mountain biking. When my brain finally registered what it was I slammed on my brakes which squeaked and spooked it so it took off. I was glad it ran off, but couldn't help wishing I could've had more time to admire it.
Posted Jun 23, 2005 3:16 pm

BignickRoute Climbed: Ridge from the west Date Climbed: November 12 2001  Sucess!

Bignick

These three were done at different times. Church Fork from Grandier west along the ridge and down Birch Hollow in November. Mt Aire was done April 29 2002 thru nearly two miles of slushy snow before reaching reaching the trailhead at Elbow Fork. Close to the summit the trail was hot and dry. Millvu was done May 13 2002 starting at Elbow Fork, a nice walk to the trailhead, and soon going thru snow. Near the summit we saw fresh Mountain Lion tracks in the snow. We decended the east ridge and bush wacked to the The Firs. A long 3.5 mile walk to the car.
Posted Jun 1, 2005 10:25 am

mountaingazelleMillcreek Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2004

mountaingazelle

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!

PellucidWombat

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!

craghag

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

MrWasatchRoute Climbed: various Date Climbed: many  Sucess!

MrWasatch

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!

ecallahan

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!

ecallahan

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

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