Aug-18-2012 Grand Tour + 1
Started from the West Fork TH and traversed the ridge from south to north, going over West Clover, 12127, North Cleve, and Fox peaks and then went back via the trail. There were a lot more boulders and a lot less tundra than I had hoped for. Great view of all the 13ers between South Emmons and Gilbert.
June-24-2013 Less Grand Tour
Started from the Uinta River TH. Followed the trail until reaching the stream running between 11839 and 10945. Bushwhacked up north side of stream to the SW ridge of 11839. Climbed 11839, went down the east ridge and then up the NW ridge of Penny Nickell, over Penny Nickell, and then down into the valley containing Meadow and Wild Goose Lakes. Climbed 10945 at the end of the valley and started down its NW ridge. Ran into some cliffs which we bypassed to the north.
I climbed this peak in late June 1992 as part of my quest to knock off all the 12'ers in the Uintas (102 of them), but I never quite finished before moving to Colorado. I had hoped to write a guidebook on the all peaks in the Uintas, but will probably never finish it, so I'll post the info here on Summitpost. I did write the Western Uinta Backcountry Guide covering the western section of the Uintas, but probably won't finish the one covering the entire range.
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