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seanpeckhamBrighton Ridge with autumn snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2007


Spent the whole day enjoying the clouds and sun come and go with fall colors and some knee-deep+ snow in some places. Came from Brighton, moved on to Tuscarora, Wolverine, and Millicent. Amazing day.
Update: In December 2010, skied two laps on the north face (only summitted for the first one) at the end of a ridge walk from Grizzly Gulch.
Posted Oct 14, 2007 11:58 pm

spengyFun Little Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007


I decided to go during the late afternoon. Hiked up fairly fast (probably twenty or thirty minutes at most) because I wanted to take pictures and wanted good light. Enjoyed the view from the top. (The Brighton Lakes are beautiful) On the climb down I ran into a Moose. He was eating and getting ready for bed ;)
Posted Oct 5, 2007 2:00 pm

Moogie737Part of Brighton Ridge Run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2011


This ridge run is very nice for views and for a good workout. We began at the Bear Trap Fork TH and came from north to south and to west to Catherine Pass before heading down. Eight hours of fun. 7-22-08 a partial ridge run including Twin Lakes pass from Silver Lake, Wolverine, Tuscarora and Pioneer Peak. R/T from Nordic Center bldg was 4.5 hours. Came down to Brighton from the top of the Crest Express lift. Wowed by the wild flowers all along the route. Again on 4-21-09 Part of Brighton Bowl ridge snow run - see write up on Mt. Wolverine summit log. #7 (at least) 4-20-10 Part of Brighton Ridge run on snow like last April. With Dave, Brent and Walt. #8 12-27-11 Part of solo Brighton Bowl ridge run-very hairy ascent from Pioneer/Sunset saddle.
Posted Sep 4, 2007 7:26 pm

renogurtFrom Catherine's  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2006


Started from Alta and did a few peaks in Brighton ski resort.
Posted Sep 4, 2007 1:00 pm

StarManNice views
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2004


and good Fall Colors!
Posted Aug 9, 2007 8:44 pm

KesslerWith Dad and Grandpa  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007


Climbed the peak at five years old. From Brighton, we went up to Cathrine Pass and over the top of Sunset Peak, Pioneer Peak, and the Pioneer Ridge, returning back to Brighton.
Posted Jul 23, 2007 12:13 pm

kris247Brighton to Alta Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007


Hit Sunset Peak with my Dad as we completed an early morning hike from Brighton to Alta.
Posted Jul 22, 2007 4:10 pm

J AndersonSunset before Sunrise  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2007

J Anderson

Asher and I made it to the peaks of Sunset and Pioneer before sunrise and then dropped into the Brighton area before heading back to Catherine Pass.
Posted Jul 17, 2007 12:09 pm

Matthew Van Hornearly summer morning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2007

Matthew Van Horn

Continuing our early morning series of peakbagging, Justin A. (Gutloaf) and I went up to Sunset & Pioneer peaks via Catherine Pass.
Posted Jul 17, 2007 11:18 am

maraudersBrighton Ridge 5-Peak Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2006


Hiked the Brighton Ridge to Millicent, Woverine, Tuscarora, Sunset Peak, and Pioneer Peak. Tremendous fun! Millicent's NE ridge is easy snow hiking. Wolverine/Tuscarora is easy snow hiking as well. Sunset is a bit harder because there is a Class 3/4 rock spine in the middle of the ridge. I chose to bypass the rock spine onto a 38 degree, north facing slope which brought me back onto the ridge. Only use that bypass under total stable snow conditions. Pioneer Peak was a beast. 3' snow drifts on the ridge about every 20 feet. Hiking down off of Pioneer was 2' of soft powder all the way to Brighton. Good workout! Views are oustanding. Highly recommended.
Posted Dec 26, 2006 11:46 pm

BassoonWonderful views  Sucess!


Best way to get away from the crowds on the Catherine Pass trail, though why people tend to avoid the steep bits, I'll never understand!
Posted Dec 18, 2006 3:14 am

RenardoPeople everywhere  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2004


Can't get much easier except maybe if there were less people!
Posted Dec 8, 2006 3:56 pm

apachedinoRoute Brighton Ridge Run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2006


Nice easy hike with great views of Timp, the uinta's and a strange dead on view of the cottonwood Ridge. Nice to take beginner hikers on the Brighton Ridge Run
Posted Oct 8, 2006 12:58 am

OutdoorpartnerSo easy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2004


Can easily be done in an afternoon.
Posted Oct 5, 2006 6:24 am

eric9262Rain and sleet on Sunset Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2006


Last day of a three day trip and this hike was good since the weather was threatening. The clouds were coming up the valley from Albion Basin and three steps from the summit I felt rain. It was pouring rain two minutes later and sleeting five minutes after that. I came down fast in steady rain and near the Catherine Pass trailhead lightning started. I was very uncomfortable walking under a chairlift with lightning nearby. I found out later planes were flipped in Provo from a microburst about the time I was on top. Very scenic and I'll do this again (weather permitting).
Posted Sep 13, 2006 12:33 pm

seth@LOKIPerfect teaser for the Wasatch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2006


Not like I would knowwhat the rest of the Wasatch are like to climb but the skiing is awsome! this is the ultimate wife peak with a view! We climbed from Alta, The lake side views from Brighton would be more interesting.
Posted Aug 15, 2006 4:25 pm

nebbenClimbed a lot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008


I first climbed it as part of a college hiking class in the late '90s. July 29,2006: I must have been crazy because we went up to Catherine Pass on a HOT Saturday morning (the crowds are why I usually avoid popular destinations in the Wasatch on Saturdays). 12 minutes from there to the top, and 9 minutes back to the pass. August 31, 2008: Started run at Big Water in Millcreek, rounded Dog Lake+Desolation Lake, reached turnaround at summit, returned via GWT+MillCreek. Got wet just before the end of the trip.
Posted Jul 30, 2006 4:54 am

Matthew Van HornBrighton Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

Matthew Van Horn

Awesome area. Hiked from Silver Lake along the ridge circling above Brighton.
Posted Jul 25, 2006 1:28 am

Ammon HatchVia Catherine Pass / Alta  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2006

Ammon Hatch

Went up the canyon with a friend and started walking. Didn't really plan on much, as I was in flip-flop sandals. We made it to the summit in around 50 minutes and back down in 25. No more hiking in flip flops, though I got lucky this time.

This was a far more enjoyable summit than I expected. My favorite of all the easy peaks I have done so far.

Dates Climbed: 7/20/2006, 9/04/2006, 7/02/2007
Posted Jul 21, 2006 5:25 am

dillweedbrigton ridge run  Sucess!


did 6 summits in 7 hours. Also went by here as part of a backpacking trip in 2006
Posted Jun 30, 2006 6:15 am

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