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Smith and Morehouse Route

 
Smith and Morehouse Route

Page Type: Route

Location: Utah, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 40.69510°N / 111.018°W

Object Title: Smith and Morehouse Route

Route Type: Scramble

Time Required: One to two days

Difficulty: Class 2+

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Created/Edited: Feb 6, 2005 / Mar 7, 2006

Object ID: 163876

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Approach

The trailhead is at the Ledge Fork Campground. From Oakley (State Route 32), turn east on the Weber Canyon Road. Follow this road east for about 12 miles to where the Smith and Morehouse Road turns south. Turn right (south) at this junction and follow this good gravel road past the Smith and Morehouse Reservior. The road ends at the Ledge Fork Campground and the trailhead.

Route Description

From the trailhead, the trail crosses Smith and Morehouse Creek on a good bridge shortly after beginning. The trail climbs gradually at first with a few short steep sections. After just over a mile the trail reaches an un-marked junction (don't worry if you miss it). Continue straight on the main trail. The main trail continues another 1.75 miles to a signed junction. Take the trail to the left. The trail climbs southeast for a mile to a rather confusing area. The main trail appears to head to the right while a secondary trail heads to the left accross a stream and into a marshy area. What appears to be the main trail actually heads up the hill to the south and fades away after a few hundred yards. Instead of heading right, follow the left branch accross the stream to a marshy area. The trail disappears in the marshy area, but it can be found after crossing the marshy area and reaching dry ground. The trail heads another two miles to a saddle and a pond between Cone Peak and Long Mountain. There is a junction very close to the pass. From the pass/junction/pond, climb to the NE along the ridge and to the summit. The ascent is steep and with boulder-hopping.

The total round trip distance is about 14 miles and is a very long one day trip or two shorter days.





Essential Gear

A good pair of boots is needed.

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