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.
I'm looking to climb in the Lone Peak Cirque while the temps are still moderate, I'm wondering about a water supply at this time of year. For those of you familiar with the area, is there year-round water in the Cirque? If not, what are the closest sources and what's the best camp location other than the Cirque itself?
That's what I figured, but someone mentioned there was still snow up there on Labor Day. Can anyone confirm that? The route we're looking at is Open Book on the Summit Wall. I'm simply way too lazy to do it as a day climb, so maybe a night or two up there would make it nice and peaceful.
It's really dry there in late summer / early fall. There is running water in the Hamongogs but it's a long way from where you want to be. There is also a spring near the outlaw cabin which may have water upstream of the cabin even when the main creek is already dry ... but I think it all dries up late in the season too.