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powderdaveFlat Top Mountain

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FYI, the only legal route to Flat Top is "with a helicopter". Ran into several members of the Ault family today. They own a huge amount of land in the southern Oquirrhs. My route took me up and over Lewiston and along the ridge to Flat Top. The family has two hunting camps along the ridge and I was told emphatically that I was trespassing and unwelcome. I ran in to a total of five hunters, all with the family. They hunt deer and elk, with bows, muzzleloaders, and rifles, so they are up there from late summer to late fall. They say their private property even crosses the ridge up to Lewiston. And, you cross private property just getting to the 8,000' trailhead.

Must be nice to own the mountains.
Posted Sep 30, 2010 11:25 pm

DeanRe: Flat Top Mountain

Dean

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Bummer. I was told by one of the Aults that that route was OK (that was after a run in with him when four of us went up from another way) He indicated that the way over Lewiston was the only
legal way but it looks like he wasn't speaking for the rest of the family.
Posted Sep 30, 2010 11:53 pm

runbyu1Re: Flat Top Mountain

runbyu1

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I don't believe you are crossing private property any more on the way up to the 8000' trailhead. There is a 'Loop Trail' and signage the whole way. Locals were very friendly in letting us know we were in the right place and giving us the trail conditions.
The rest of the trail had Cairns and seemed legal to me. I wonder if there is a public easement on the ridge and if the Ault's actually have any right to keep people off the ridge between Flat Top and Lewiston. My guess is they do not and I would be shocked if any hiker minding their own business was ever charged for trespassing on the ridge but who knows. My experience on the mountain was positive---there were no 'No Trespassing' signs at any point along the way and the route seemed legitimate.
Posted Jul 8, 2013 3:04 pm

PeterVonTrappFlat Top Owner Solved

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Flat Top Peak property [Parcel # 58:060:0013]is owned by Marilyn Pratt of 15 East Nova Drive, American Fork, and Utah 84003

AULT FARM PROPERTIES, LLC
Owner of Lewiston Peak Property [Parcel # 58:061:0002] among many other properties.

Utah County Parcel Map Viewer: Scroll in to see actual parcel numbers.
http://maps.co.utah.ut.us:8080/ParcelMap/ParcelMap.jsp

Utah County Online Property Search Generally
http://www.co.utah.ut.us/LandRecords/Index.asp

See Ault Farm Properties, LLC company info and attorney contact below to gain permission across property adjacent to trail along the ridge. https://secure.utah.gov/bes/action/details?entity=6742124-0160

Ault Farm Properties, LLC: Property listings with Utah County
http://www.co.utah.ut.us/LandRecords/NameSearch.asp?av_name=Ault+Farm+Properties&av_valid=%25

Registered Agent or Attorney for Ault Farm Properties, LLC. Marc A Austin
Utah Bar Registered Attorney Contact info. http://www.utahbar.org/forms/members_directory_search.html
Name: AUSTIN, MARC A
Member ID: 08138
Member Type: Attorney
License Status: Active
Firm: MARC A AUSTIN PC
Address: 3521 N UNIVERSITY AVE STE 200
Provo, Utah 84604
United States of America
Phone: 801-374-8925
Fax: 801-374-0199
E-mail: (Private)
Law School: Brigham Young University
Graduated: 1997
Bar Admission: 10/20/1998




Posted Aug 8, 2012 6:04 pm

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