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Ongoing Utah Mountaineering Thread: Fall 2009

Postby marauders » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:52 am

I was able to hike around a bit last week and get some views of the colors and early snow. Fall is in the air! As far as climbing ideas, Alec posted some cool ideas a week back in the summer thread:

E Face of Robert's Horn
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/utah/w ... /106088450
As soon as there's ice up there and before there's too much snow

The Rookie Party up by Snowbird
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/utah/w ... /105890624
The only time you can get on this, it seems, is early season before the Bird opens. I'll do it as soon as it's fat...

NE Face of Storm Mt
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/utah/w ... /105854303
This looks like a pretty moderate outing, but I'd like to hit in when there's ice.


In addition, I'd like to hike the "Red/White, Red/White", the Bullion Divide, or possibly the whole Cottonwood Ridge after we get a good sunny spell after Wednesday's storm. Any interest?

Here's some pics from the hiking around Provo Peak and Cascade Mtn:
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Postby Travis Atwood » Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:01 pm

Great pics Matt! I love this time of year; snow and fall colors together are fantastic. I'd be interested in Red/White Red/White. It's one of my favorites. Let me know when you plan to go and I'll try to make it down.
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Re: Ongoing Utah Mountaineering Thread: Fall 2009

Postby Dan Shorb » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:32 pm

marauders wrote:I was able to hike around a bit last week and get some views of the colors and early snow. Fall is in the air! As far as climbing ideas, Alec posted some cool ideas a week back in the summer thread:

E Face of Robert's Horn
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/utah/w ... /106088450
As soon as there's ice up there and before there's too much snow

The Rookie Party up by Snowbird
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/utah/w ... /105890624
The only time you can get on this, it seems, is early season before the Bird opens. I'll do it as soon as it's fat...

NE Face of Storm Mt
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/utah/w ... /105854303
This looks like a pretty moderate outing, but I'd like to hit in when there's ice.


In addition, I'd like to hike the "Red/White, Red/White", the Bullion Divide, or possibly the whole Cottonwood Ridge after we get a good sunny spell after Wednesday's storm. Any interest?



I'm in depending on the day.

Indeed nice pics matt!
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Postby Matthew Van Horn » Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:13 am

Love that name, The Bastard.
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Postby byates » Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:07 am

Matthew Van Horn wrote:Love that name, The Bastard.


I coined that about 15 years ago, glad to see it stuck, along with Red White, Red White.
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Postby marauders » Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:10 pm

Thanks for the pics of the snow conditions. Good to see how things are shaping up.
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Postby marauders » Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:53 am

Wasatchvoyage wrote:One thing of interest on the way down, about half a mile beneath lower Red Pine Lake, I ran into an older gentleman named Ed, who was making a pretty good pace up the trail. We chatted for a bit, turns out he is 86 years old and makes the trek up to the large boulder at the south end of the lake once a week religiously. Pretty impressive to see someone like that have an incredible amount of dedication. Very curious if anyone else has run into him up there. One thing he said, which I think a lot of us can relate to, is "It sure beats the hell out of staying at home watching tv." 8)


That's impressive and inspiring. Gotta admit, the ol' TV still gets the best of me too often. Thanks again for the photos. I just haven't been able to get out, which is rather disappointing. So it's nice to see the world from up high every now and then.
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Postby tmtn93 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:53 am

Took a nice hike up to the First Bells Canyon Waterfall for the first time last week on the 17th, and had a great time. I Took some Beautiful photos of the fall colors there.


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Beautiful fall colors here at the Bells Canyon trailhead. The trail was packed with hikers, ranging from little kids, to elderly people.

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My Family making thier way up the trail with a nice view of the canyon in fall colors. As I noted before, the trail is very popular.

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The lower Reservoir, all dried up. Most hikers stop here and go back (like we would), but we had bigger goals this time.

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The Bells Canyon stream still had impressive amounts of water considering that it is Mid-October now. Up until now, the trail has been really easy, but I had a feeling inside telling me that very soon it will get harder.

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First view of the valley, the trail is still pretty easy.

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Finally lined up with the first Bells Tower, really nice trail with beautiful colors.

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Same Bells Tower, now way far behind. At this point the trail was getting really steep

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Made it! woooot, lucky we didn't miss it, because a lot of people do.

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A high resolution of the waterfall, it was really beautiful up there, a surreal scene indeed.

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A panorama of the Bells Towers from near the waterfall. There was really nice place to sit on flat rocks with a great view. This is where we chilled out and ate, before we had to leave.

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Almost back to the first reservoir and the sun has already set behind the mountains.
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Postby marauders » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:25 pm

Nice panorama of the Bells Towers!
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great pics man

Postby benjydaniel » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:38 am

these remind of my area, in north East Utah. Again, good job at capturing the feel of the season.
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Postby spengy » Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:12 pm

It is snowing and I am itching to put on some snowshoes.
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Postby tmtn93 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:51 am

Can't wait to see pictures of the snow, when it snows, looks like warmth and sunshine for the remainder of the week.
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Postby byates » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:04 pm

If anyone is interested I'm organizing a Pilot Peak hike for the WMC Sunday Nov 8, so if you any of you Wasatch fronters want to break that Wasatch Rut P.M me, but go to the Pilot Peak page first. This will be my 8th time so I should know the way by now.
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