#1 10-9-10 With JohnParley following a pleasant trek over Deseret Peak. There wasn't any discernible trail from the Pockets Fork saddle. #2 10-25-14 With Dave & Brent. The high wind warning for Utah's western deserts was surely no more evident than it was for us as we knocked off Deseret, this and North Willow. Often we could barely stand erect without risking our lives. At least it wasn't cold... :) IVD
Second climb of this peak. We were training for Mount Whitney Mountaineers Route and were going to climb the twin couliors on Deseret, but a recent snow made the avalanche conditions pretty iffy. We decided to climb South Willow instead
First summit on combination with North Willow (locals call it North and South Medina Peaks) in October of 2009
Wandering and Wondering in South Willow Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2011
Having started our hike in the dark my son Andy and I missed the sign to Deseret Peak (our original destination) and ended up on the trail to South Willow Lake. When we got to Pockets Fork we made the best of the situation and hiked South Willow Peak. Thankful for our mistake we now can say we've hiked it.