Regional discussion and conditions reports for the great state of Utah, from the alpine peaks to the desert slots. Please post partners requests and trip plans here or in the Utah Climbing Partners section.
Someone just made me aware that snowbird is building a hotel at their resort and that American Fork Twin Peaks hike is closed from the east side??? Does anyone know where exactly they're making the hotel and if it will intrude with the ridge landscape? I can't imagine them building something that would be that obtrusive but...at the same time...I've read other ridiculous proposals. is the Twin peaks trail closed on that side?
I haven't backpacked in 20 years, but I've got a funny window to do just that this month: all of a Sunday and Monday; I can also leave Saturday night around 6:00 pm, which could be enough time to reach a trailhead and find a campsite (maybe). (I wish I had one more day so I could hike for day, have a summit day, and hike back for a day...but I don't.)
I left some black wool gloves on the summit of Upwop last Friday when doing the Beatout. They've got grippy material on the inside part of the palms and fingers. I figured I'd post this in case someone sees them and has a chance to bring them down. Thanks!
I saw some reports of significant new snow in the Wasatch. Any information if this made it eastward in the Uintas? The Snotel gauges don't show anything. Headed out that way soon for a trip up Kings Peak and wondering what to expect. I know a couple of days of sunshine this time of year will cause a lot of melting. Thanks in advance!
I'm driving through and what to hit Mt. Timp. Not sure where to look for condition reports, etc. Is there still a fair bit of snow up there? What would be a recommended route given current conditions? I'd have more fun doing some moderate snow climbing and scrambling than taking the easiest route to the summit. If there's a web resource that I should be looking at for this detail, I'd appreciate it. From the ...
Taking my sons out to Zion NP in a couple of weeks. We want to hike in the Narrows. I'm sure some parts will still require wading. I want us to be comfortable. What's the best type of footwear for this activity?