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UTSteveThird Hike of the Season, Tough one for us!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2012

UTSteve

Took us 8 hours round-trip, extended by perhaps an hour+ due to a case of heat exhaustion in our party and a full lunch at the summit. Good thing we started in the morning on this 95-degree (F) day! Felt as though we were hiking down into an oven on the way down. I won't be ascending this again until the weather cools again in the fall. All in all, a really challenging and exciting hike with excellent views not only on the summit (which required some scrambling from the saddle on up) but also on the switchbacks on the upclimb and at the saddle.

The scramble at the top was a welcome change of pace after what felt like a grueling last mile or so of the climb to the saddle. Look forward to doing this one again.

Watch out for diamondbacks! Ran into one on the road on the way to the trailhead and I hear they love this trail more than others... the desert-brush and baked terrain at the lower elevations of the hike seem to be prime rattler territory.
Posted Jun 4, 2012 6:42 pm

Rocky AlpsNice after-work climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2007

Rocky Alps

Went with a buddy from work for my first hike of the season. The trail was steeper than I anticipated (this is the only hike I've ever done where my knees were sore afterward), but the scrambling at the end was pretty straight forward. The small summit has nice views of the other major Wasatch peaks in Salt Lake County. We were treated to a great sunset on the way down, and the city lights below made it possible to get back down without needing a flashlight. After seeing the freeway below on the way back down, it seemed like it took forever to get back down.
Posted Sep 20, 2010 4:03 pm

hatufanFirst Timer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2010
Wow, lived next door to this peak my whole life but today was my first time hiking it. Wonderful hike, diverse terrain with a fun boulder scramble to the top. If you keep a nice constant pace you can finish in under 4 hours.

Big thanks to all those who put info on this site here. Really helped while hiking today.
Posted May 31, 2010 10:43 pm

sepraGood time for a hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2009

sepra

This was my first time on this hike. I went up with Lori's brother and some people in a hiking group. It was awesome company and an awesome view from the summit. The snow we got at the top was beautiful.
Posted Oct 28, 2009 8:46 pm

tannerpuma15Many times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2009

tannerpuma15

oct, 13 2003 was the first time I did this hike, since then I've climbed the west slabs numerous times and hiked up this trail many, many times. It's always a good time and the view of the valley from the top is extraordinary. salud!
Posted May 13, 2009 7:43 pm

spengyYep.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 9, 2009

spengy

It was pretty good.
Posted May 9, 2009 9:45 pm

The VorGreat couple of hours  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2009

The Vor

Hot february day, no snow really until blister hill. First Wasatch peak and it did not dissapoint. Fun scramble to the summit.
Posted Feb 4, 2009 10:13 pm

PellucidWombatHappy New Year!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2009

PellucidWombat

I climbed Mt Olympus with Joe and Shelley to celebrate New Years this year. I sat whimpering at the ice crux just long enough (plus my leg cramp) to miss the last ascent of the year, but I got the first of 2009 at 5 minutes past! I enjoyed watching a half-dozen firework shows in the valley, and then I spent the night on top - which I highly recommend to anyone who loves winter climbing in the Wasatch.
Posted Jan 3, 2009 1:19 am

imontopGreat Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2005

imontop

Loved the summit scramble.
Posted Jul 15, 2008 11:01 pm

JFieldsHot August Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2006

JFields

Climb up on a hot August day, great view at the top.
Posted Oct 7, 2006 5:05 am

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