A Route For Those Who Enjoy Solidarity Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2016
I'm not sure there are that many people that climb Lone Peak from this side, nor would there be sufficient parking for large amounts of people, but I found it enjoyable. I don't think I've ever gone out hiking and not run into anybody on the trail, but that was case here. The landscape changes significantly near the second Hamongog and is incredibly beautiful. Will certainly consider coming back up this way for future summits, or to check out Lake Hardy. I would start early (really early) to avoid the heat. I packed 4 L of water, which was plenty, but if you have a good filter there are a few places where you could potentially get water, though none of the sources are what I would consider ideal.
Loved it! One of my favorite climbs. We came up via Schoolhouse Springs, and climbed about 6,000 verticle feet. Had to walk a ways to get to the Lone Peak Wilderness trailhead sign at the lower Hamongog. I brought 5 liters of water, and drank it all by the time we got back down to the upper Hamongog. And that was on a cool day. There is a small stream there, though a little hard to find the water. Took about 13 hours. Saddle from south to real summit looks scarier than it is:) Lots of fun.