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ZeeJayWindy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 2, 2014

ZeeJay

I was able to drive all the way to Bull Creek Pass from the east side but there were snow patches from 7700' on and the road was pretty slick near the top. Virtually no snow on the trail to Ellen. Continued on to Ellen Peak and then descended to the NW to the saddle with Deer Heaven (10687), ascended Deer Heaven, took a sloping traverse back to the north saddle of Ellen, and then back to the start. The wind was brutal, but otherwise conditions were great. I also climbed Bull Mt, P8300, and Wickiup Ridge the day before and in my opinion, Bull Mt is far more impressive looking and more of a challenge than Mount Ellen.
Posted Dec 3, 2014 11:17 pm

scgrantMount Ellen  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2014

scgrant

Drove up to Bull Creek Pass from outside of Hanksville. Very enjoyable hike along the ridge. Continued on to Mount Ellen Peak as well. Amazing views in all directions.
Posted Jun 22, 2014 11:40 pm

boisedocLong dirt road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2014

boisedoc

Drove in from the west. Road in good shape but certainly some risk of cutting a tire. No snow left. Hike itself was trivial. Skipped the second peak as I had to get back to the family. In this part of the country the canyons are more scenic than the mountains
Posted Jun 19, 2014 3:12 am

johnpaulFrom Sawmill Basin Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2014
We were able to get to around 10,000' from the Bull Creek (Sawmill Basin Road) side with our Subaru Outback NP albeit a little muddy. Could have made it to the pass but snow drifts entirely blocked the road so no one could. We saw tire tracks very close to the pass from the west side so that's probably the way to go early season. Went up South Summit over to Mt Ellen & then Ellen Peak. We also climbed several of the lower peaks listed on LOJ with Bull Mtn being a 1K prom peak & UN 8300 being enjoyable with the neat class 3 summit block. Thanks seano for the beta!
Posted May 28, 2014 1:40 pm

seanoStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2014

seano

Parked around 9,700' where snow blocked the road, then hiked on up. The lower Ellen to the north is well worth visiting for the old building foundations. Also tagged the peak with the radio tower south of the road on the way home, which was "meh." Trip report.
Posted May 5, 2014 8:18 pm

eamhatchDesert Mountains  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2013

eamhatch

This is the second ultra-prominence peak I climbed in 2013, and the fourth peak I climbed with Ammon Hatch. I am particularly fond of Ellen for many reasons, one of them being the awesome views of my favorite landscape: the desert.

Oh, and I love that the log at the summit consisted largely of pages from The Two Towers.
Posted Apr 24, 2014 4:40 pm

montbadlandsFrom Bull Creek Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006
An absolutely perfect fall day! Endless views of Utah's canyon country along our route up Mt. Ellen and Ellen Peak. Also got to see a few bison on the slopes below us while hiking.
Posted Jan 19, 2014 3:31 pm

Tracycan you say solitude?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2013

Tracy

I drove through Capital Reef NP after spending the night in Beaver, UT and approached from the west side of the Henry Mtns. I got started hiking at 12:30 and visited Mt Ellen as well as Mt. Ellen Peak. It was very windy and sunny with a lot of storm clouds forming in the distant western skies. After hitting the two summits, I drove the Burr Trail to Boulder, UT where I missed a stop sign and subsequently met a fine deputy from the Garfield County Sheriff's Office. Finished the day with dinner at Escalante Outfitters in Escalante and then got a motel room for the night in Mt. Carmel Junction.
Posted Oct 12, 2013 7:48 pm

abrennalinerushSay what?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2013

abrennalinerush

Pretty sure the wind blew out my ear drum. I don't even care, because this was so lovely. Twenty-first peak on the 21st! Weeeeee!
Posted Sep 22, 2013 1:25 am

PrinceOfNorwayWIND!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2013

PrinceOfNorway

The wind was ferocious from the west. But we held firm and made it to the top. The aspens had started to change and the views were probably the best ever. What a fun peak!
Posted Sep 21, 2013 11:45 pm

yadahzoemtnAnother County High Point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2013

yadahzoemtn

Long trip with lots of snow.
Posted Sep 14, 2013 8:31 pm

ericwillhiteGet er done  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2013

ericwillhite

Never went up during my 4 years living in Utah. So major priority during a visit in 2013. http://www.willhiteweb.com/henry_mountains/mount_ellen/hiking_map_283.htm
Posted Jul 24, 2013 8:46 pm

Jeremy HakesAmazing view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2013

Jeremy Hakes

With Mount Ellen Peak. Pass still closed due to snow.

Climbed with Erin.
Posted May 29, 2013 11:59 pm

apachedinoNice nap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2012

apachedino

Finally made it out to the elusive Henry range. Took a great nap in one of the wind shelters on the summit. Lots of nice campsites on the drive up. We stayed in Blind Troll wash and it was perfect.
Posted Apr 25, 2013 5:20 pm

Fletchwife waited in the car...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

Fletch

buffalo???
Posted Dec 28, 2012 3:30 pm

strongbadreggieAmazing solitude  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2012

strongbadreggie

Drove to the Bull Creek Pass in the dark from the Capital Reef side. Easy enough in 2WD as this is a low water year. Set up my hammock in the trees next to the road at Bull Creek Pass, and fell asleep watching the moon bathe Mt. Ellen in light, and listening to the bats. Started on the trail at 5:30 am, and the early morning rise was well worth it. Got some great photos of the sunrise. Also did Mt. Ellen Peak. Sat at the summit, all alone, and felt immense joy in the stillness of the surroundings, and the beauty of the desert landscape below me.
Posted Aug 10, 2012 7:30 pm

DarrenKnezekMount Ellen as well as Ellen Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2011
Didn't start until 11am, pretty tired from climbing two days straight in Monroe Canyon. Drove to Lonesome Beaver Campground which was totally empty. Woke up and then did both of the peaks in a couple of hours.
A really nice hike that would be fun to take someone who hasn't done too many mountains.
Ellen Peak was way worth the extra effort!
Posted Sep 19, 2011 4:06 pm

MoapaPkwith N Ellen Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2011

MoapaPk

The slightly lower, northern neighbor is a very worthwhile addition.
Posted Sep 6, 2011 1:24 pm

McCannsterSpring Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2011

McCannster

Parked at Nasty Flat along the road from the west and hiked up the road to Bull Creek Pass, then onto the summit. Still quite a bit of snow up there. Misty views at the summit, cleared briefly to see some of the Canyonlands to the east and southeast.
Posted May 15, 2011 9:27 pm

voxnihiliHoly Wind, Batman  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

voxnihili

It was very windy along the ridge the morning I hiked to the peak. Wonderful view and hiking with my favorite person made the impact of the wind tolerable. I called ahead to the Hanksville BLM office for road conditions. Road crews had cleared the washouts on the way up from Notom, so I drove up the West side and down the east (Bull Creek Pass Byway) which was in much better condition.
Posted Aug 30, 2010 7:46 pm

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