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CubicleSlaveNice n Easy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2007


Climbed it with soccerman and a couple of other friends. A piece of cake.
Posted Feb 15, 2007 7:30 pm

soccermanWinter Ascent of Mount Aire  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2007


It was a nice easy hike. Not too tough, but still a great view up top.
Posted Feb 11, 2007 12:21 am

apachedinoAll three and Grandeur, Snowdrift, and Murdock  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2006


I don't know what I was thinking doing this in the summer, very pretty, but man between aire and Millvue was some gnarly bushwacking, actually throughout the hike there was alot. No water, hella hot. Still had fun but if you want to do the whole ridge I would recomend winter.
Posted Oct 8, 2006 12:25 am

John StyrnolChurch Fork Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2002

John Styrnol

Bagged this one on a Birch Hollow/Church Fork Trail loop.
Posted Aug 22, 2006 5:53 pm

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!


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


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


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!


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!


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!


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


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

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