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Mount Raymond

 
Mount Raymond

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Utah, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 40.65800°N / 111.701°W

Object Title: Mount Raymond

Elevation: 10241 ft / 3121 m

 

Page By: PellucidWombat, Joseph Bullough

Created/Edited: Oct 17, 2003 / Dec 29, 2004

Object ID: 151974

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Page Score: 84.52%  - 19 Votes 

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Overview


10,241 ft Mount Raymond is the 2nd highest peak on the ridgeline separating Big Cottonwood Canyon and Mill Creek Canyon. There are a number of steep but well maintained trails that pass near the peak, allowing for a variety of ascent options from either canyon and is easiy accessible in the winter. Although a little cross country travel is required, the easiest route is class 1.
From the summit one has excellent views of Wild Cat Ridge and the Cottonwood Ridge.

Getting There


Big Cottonwood Canyon: Drive a few miles/minutes up Big Cottonwood Canyon to the trailhead at Hidden Falls. This trailhead is located at the base of the tight switchback the road makes at this part of the canyon. From the parking lot, hike up the trail to the higher part of the road, cross it, and continue hiking north up Mill B North Fork.
Mill Creek Canyon: Either the trailhead just past the Church Park Picnic Ground or the Porter Fork Trailhead. The latter is about halfway up the canyon, which is where the road is closed in the winter.

Red Tape


None, apart from general wilderness courtesy

When To Climb


Any time of year is good

Camping


As far as I'm aware, camping is legal anywhere +1mile from the road and +100 feet off of any trail.

Mountain Conditions


Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Utah Avalanche Center

The Avalanche Center

Wasatch Mountain Club



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Ammon HatchFossils

Ammon Hatch

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For anyone interested in Paleontology, there are some interesting fossils in formations along the northeast ridge. The first I noticed were a large quantity of burrows (trace fossils) right after the first scramble. Later on there is a formation with Rugose Corals and Crinoid stems. All the formations intersect the route, so you don't have to leave the ridge to see them.



Also, as tempting as it may be to collect them, please leave them where they are so others can enjoy them (at least the ones on the ridge). They are in a hard limestone and getting them out would be painstaking and likely destroy them anyways. If you really want some, take the effort to go off-route a ways.
Posted Aug 22, 2012 8:46 pm

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