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jimeganSIGNAL PK  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2001

jimegan

LVMC HIKE
Posted Feb 8, 2008 8:28 am

LonePeakFreakOak Grove  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2007

LonePeakFreak

The Oak Grove Trail is in bad shape. Save this one for the spring or summer when it's not so hot!
Posted May 10, 2007 10:38 pm

weeds19Two different hikes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2003

weeds19

We originally attempted this peak in April and were turned back due to an exhorbitant amount of snow that didn't mesh well with our trail runners. We returned in July to experience totally different conditions. The temps were 100+ degrees and there wasn't a cloud in sight. We were extremely happy when we finally reached some tree cover on the upper slopes. A pretty cool little area!
Posted Mar 21, 2007 1:10 am

rdavis1239Siginal Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2006
Spent the night at the campground below and hit the hike at daybreak. It was a suprise when we hit the ridge and had like 2' of snow. But it sure kicked my but although the views were worth it
Posted Feb 7, 2007 10:31 pm

Anya JingleFrom Brown's Point Trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006

Anya Jingle

The forest had a nice, pimeval feel. Enjoyed also the alpine meadows, all the flora and insects along the way and great sunset. The photos are here: Signal Peak hike
Posted Jan 13, 2007 11:42 pm

surgentSouth trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2001

surgent

Grueling but rewarding.
Posted Sep 12, 2006 10:52 pm

KirtDavisWow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2006

KirtDavis

The climb from Oak Grove was Hellacious! (is that a word)
Lots of snow once we crossed the ridge, and the meadows were waterlogged.
(gotta love spring hiking)
Posted Sep 8, 2006 10:10 pm

DeanOak Grove trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2006

Dean

Butt kicker is right, especially on a hot August day. My son Brad and I slept at the campground the night before and started as early as we could to beat the 100 degree heat of the St. George area. The trail is badly overgrown but the tread of the trail is never in doubt. Great views all the way up and found that my favorite spot was Deer Flat, a neat little meadow that I was surprised to find in this desert oasis.

The hike down was probably harder than the hike up but it was a great day to spend with my son.
Posted Aug 26, 2006 4:51 pm

MoapaPkRoute Climbed: Oak Grove Date Climbed: August 27, 2005  Sucess!

MoapaPk

Very nice views on the way up.



Five from LVMC (www.lvmc.org) went to the top, signed both logs (one on the true top, and the one with a view). Without a GPS to find the "top" this would have been difficult, since there are many forested lumps that appear to be about the same height. There was a pile of snow at ~ 9700', and many, many flowers.



The Oak Grove campground is not officially "open", and there is no one to collect fees and maintain order. However, the interagecy information group in St George told us we could camp there, but there was no water. We camped at a very nice site... and at 9 PM, some local kids pulled in across the campground, set up boom boxes, drank heavily, and about 11PM, began shooting off guns. Our sleep was a little disturbed.
Posted Aug 28, 2005 2:22 am

cp0915Route Climbed: Oak Grove Date Climbed: June 2005  Sucess!

cp0915

Nice trail to the crest. Still a lot of snow up high. Difficult to determine the precise highpoint, but I think I got it. A very pretty area.
Posted Jul 9, 2005 10:42 am

nebbenRoute Climbed: Oak Grove Date Climbed: November 8, 2003  Sucess!

nebben

I saw a couple of guys with dogs on the way up, but nobody else. Snow covered parts of the steep trail near the top of the Western portions of the trail. I kept thinking I would get snowed out at any second, but it never happened. In checking with my topo, I was sure I found the right bump that should be Signal Peak. However, I found no cairn, nor a register on top. Hmm...I might re-visit this one to check the other bump for any signs of visitors.
Posted Apr 9, 2005 5:28 pm

ScottSignal Peak  Sucess!

Scott

Early November 1990.
Posted Dec 22, 2004 4:54 pm

grandwazooRoute Climbed: Oak Grove Date Climbed: August 13 2004  Sucess!

grandwazoo

Hit the trail at 7:00 am with a sh*& load of black insects zapping my ass. Hit summit trail in under two hours and started a brisk hike west to the peak. After the meadow at Further Water I took a more direct approach to the summit. Made it back to the traihead before 11:30. Due to the steepness on the return trip running was not an option.
Posted Aug 19, 2004 11:23 pm

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