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alpinedonVia Browns Point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2017


Only took me 3 years to climb it. Coming from Enterprise, I elected to take the Browns Point trail to the summit, in part because there is little information about this trail out there and I wanted to write something up for my website Southwestbeta.com. Pretty nice trail, mostly in the woods, but had some nice rock gardens along the way. Ended up being around 12 miles RT with well over 4,000 feet of EG. Went solo. It was really pleasant at altitude even though it was broiling in St. George.
Posted Jun 27, 2017 11:16 pm

harborNever ending...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2017


...switchbacks! I think this was CoHP 18 or 19 for Utah. I'll have to count and come back and re-write it I"m wrong.

Started from Oak Grove. We started at 9:45 and it was soooo hot already. Don't be fooled by the pine trees in the campground. The first few hours of this hike is very exposed and if it's the middle of the summer and 110-115 degrees in St. George then get started as early as possible. So many cairns. Fun hike.
Posted Jun 26, 2017 1:35 am

utahjimkfinally did it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2015


started at Equestrian campground in Pine Valley (others closed for winter!) so took trail 40 from there to Browns Point trail head. Extra mile each way to BP trailhead and back - so 15 mile round trip. Summit view very limited by live and dead standing timber. Upper meadows (e.g, Deer Flat) frosty until the sun hit. Traces of snow from days previous.
Posted Oct 25, 2015 7:07 pm

FletchLonger than expected  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2014


From Forsythe TH. Oak Grove is closed for fire hazard. nice day, beautiful place, but blisters from the day before prevented me from maximum enjoyment.
Posted Jul 16, 2014 8:21 pm

sharpaBrowns Point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2014


I hiked up from the Browns Point trailhead. It seemed like the switchbacks would never end. Had a nice dinner on Signal Peak then camped near Further Water.
Posted May 31, 2014 10:18 pm

Tracyvia Oak Grove TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2013


Two of us (DB and I) from our group of four reached the summit on a rather cool, early fall day (it was 27 degrees when we started). The other two in our group (CP and AA) had already been to Signal's summit on previous occasions and were off exploring other peaks. The gate to the campground was locked due to the federal government shutdown which added about a mile to our round-trip travel. I ascended Burger Peak also since it is so close to Signal.
Posted Oct 12, 2013 6:39 pm

scgrantVia Oak Grove  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2013


9/25/2013 I started the hike about a 1/2 mile below the Oak Grove campground as the gate was locked. Surprising as it seemed like the ideal time of year to be camping in the St. George area. From there I made good time and reached the ridge in a little over an hour and a half. I had made it this far last fall with my dad before running out of time, so it was nice to finally be able to drop down into Deer Flats and Further Water. Very windy on top even with all the tree cover. The hike down from the ridge took me almost as long as the hike up. Very steep and rocky trail.
Posted Sep 25, 2013 10:24 pm

jdmorehouseRain, hail, and lightning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2013


Although the day started off sunny as Rraine and I headed up Forsyth Canyon on the poorly maintained, highly eroded trail, but not two miles into the trip we noticed a cloud forming high on the ridge above. Around 10,000' or so, we were immersed in the cloud, which now extended out across the valley and was consolidating with other cloud formations in the area. The moment I opened the summit box, it began raining, so I decided to forgo my usual several minutes of reading the register before signing. Moments later it began hailing, although the only thunder we heard was many miles away yet. It rained intermittently on the way down, but about a mile or so from the car it began to rain in earnest and thunder was nearly constant. About a quarter mile from the car it began hailing again, and the intensity was something to take seriously. We got back to the car before the storm really kicked in. Any longer getting back and we would have been seriously hammered. We passed a small group who had packed back into the woods to camp the night, and hoped their tents were well water proofed!
Posted Sep 15, 2013 10:36 am

yadahzoemtnAnnular Eclypse Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2012


Second time is the charm on this one.
Posted Sep 14, 2013 8:40 pm

PrinceOfNorwaySo hot!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2013


Thanks to all the people who went before me. Your snow tracks were much appreciated. I was so surprised to see snow up there when the valley was so hot. Anyway, the lizards and I became friends on the way up. Awesome views from the ridge. Lots of trees on top.
Posted May 30, 2013 12:53 pm

klimbienSignaling from the Signal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2007


Great Views of West Temple and the Hurricane Valley. Fun
Posted Aug 19, 2012 9:57 pm

DarrenKnezekAugust Heat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012


Climbed at The Overlook the day before and thought that this would be a fun afternoon hike. Waayy hot!!! Left at 3 pm and reached the crest at 6 and then the summit an hour later. The hike on the summit trail was a blast. Stunning in beauty. The summit was easy to find with a GPS.
Posted Aug 13, 2012 4:32 pm

Bob BurdFrom Oak Grove CG  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2011

Bob Burd

Morning hike, with Angels Landing in the afternoon. Trip Report
Posted Oct 30, 2011 11:56 am

Ted EliasonGotta start screwing up somewhere
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 1993

Ted Eliason

An embarassing first adventure in old boy scout equipment, late start, no gaiters, soaking feet in a cold shivering tent until thank God the sun finally came up.
Posted Oct 12, 2011 11:34 am

runbyu14 Summits!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2011


Wow. Three's a charm! Ran up from Oak Grove...much more difficult than expected. Took a wrong turn and went to the top of the wrong mountain too far to the west. Descended and made my way up and up and found rock piles and a summit register...for EAST signal peak. Brutal. Headed West and eventually found a register that said SIGNAL PEAK. Signed it and headed down over a mile before finding my cousin who wanted to go to the top despite me bringing only a water bottle and 2 gels...I had been out since the first false summit. Went back up and found a DIFFERENT Summit register which also said Signal Peak. This one had a geocache and I am beyond grateful for the person that left a Clif Mojo bar! You know it's a rough day on the mountain when your descent takes as long as your ascent but that was just about the case today...running out of water and calories took its toll! That said, 3 summits over 10k feet and one twice all made for 4 summits over 10,000 feet and 5.5 hours of running, power hiking, and stumbling...
Posted Oct 2, 2011 1:11 pm

voxnihili2nd Time's the Charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2009


I had tried this hike once previously (I missed a turn in the dark and spent a couple hours going the wrong direction).

No such misfortune this time. Beautiful day, didn't see anyone above the trailhead.
Posted Jul 5, 2011 1:05 pm

Pfeiffer75Steep heat   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010


Climbed from the Oak Grove trail. The switchbacks were steep, but Deer Valley and Further Water were a welcome reprieve. Well worth the hike to see the meadows. View from the summit was minimal except from the west end, were the summit register was. Although the actual summit was about 300 feet away
Posted Jul 21, 2010 1:49 pm

JDrakeBeautiful snowshoe
Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2010


Approached from Pine Valley using the Forsyth trail. Blue skies, lots of snow, and really just an amazing day...other than the fact my partner got sick the night before and what was a planned 6 am start for the both of us turned into a 10:30 am start for just myself. No summit this day, made it to the junction with the summit trail around 9000 elevation before hitting my turn around time mandated by a waiting family in St. George. Will return to get this county highpoint in the Spring.
Posted Jan 21, 2010 12:26 pm

shphilbyOak Grove TH   Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2006


Spent the night in the campground. Got up broke camp and started on our way. We were trying to find some geocaches and ran into a fellow cacher mockba and he told us we were going the wrong way. We hiked with him for a min and then he was off like a bullet. The hike was allot more then we expected 2' of snow and waterlogged meadows. Made it to the peak and back. This was my first county high point and it now has me addicted to hiking peaks.
Posted Sep 5, 2009 4:23 pm

Ted EliasonA Fool's Sport

Ted Eliason

Before I learned about gaiters, and polypro, and mountain starts, there was the night I froze on Signal Peak and learned the hard way about the importance of the right gear.
Posted Jan 16, 2009 6:44 pm

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