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boojemDate Climbed: August 3, 2005  Sucess!
Very nice ridge hike.
Posted Aug 9, 2005 1:46 pm

Dennis PoulinRoute Climbed: Frances Pk Date Climbed: 9 July 2005  Sucess!

Dennis Poulin

Beautiful day. It was good to meet 2 other SPers on the summit with their fun living dogs.
Posted Jul 24, 2005 10:21 pm

ecallahanRoute Climbed: Francis Peak Date Climbed: 9 July 2005  Sucess!


Easy hike/stroll across the ridges. Decided to summit the smaller peaks along the way to make things more interesting. Dogs loved the many snow field crossings. Clear skies, but the blasted wind kept me from noticing a terrible sunburn developing.
Posted Jul 18, 2005 2:40 pm

mountaingazelleFrancis Peak, Kays Creek, Adams Canyon Date Climbed: Nov 2, 1997  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 2, 1997


July 4, 1995 - Drove up Farmington Canyon Road to Francis Peak and hiked toward Thurston Peak. There was a lot of snow still on the ridge.

November 2, 1997 - We traversed from Francis Peak to Thurston. It was late in the year and very cold. The ridge was covered in snow the whole way. The views are great and the summit plaque is very nice.

I've been up Adams Canyon many times. It is my favorite way to climb the mountain. It is also a good winter hike. Kays Creek is a long hike from the valley.
Posted Apr 30, 2005 6:59 pm

nebbenRoute Climbed: Farmington Ridge Date Climbed: June 25, 2003  Sucess!


I had been to Francis Peak (before 9/11) several times by car. Now, the gate was locked a mile or so below the summit. I followed the 4wd road around the East side of Francis, and eventually on a single track trail that went over the bumps of the ridge. It was all near sunset and just plain awesome. I crossed an eastfacing snowfield when it was slushy on the way to Thurston. On the way back, it was hard ice and extremely precarious in tennis shoes. Next time I'll kick better steps, bring crampons, or just avoid the snow slope altogether and go over the ridge. Fantastic views to the Uintas, Stansbury mountains, Little Cottonwood canyon, etc. Too many 4 wheelers come out after dark though.

I had attempted this peak at least twice previously as a teenager and only got up halfway before giving up because of excessive bushwhacking on the trail from behind the castle. (I hadn't ever tried on Farmington ridge before)
Posted Apr 9, 2005 5:07 pm

imontopRoute Climbed: Adams Canyon Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!


I'll add the route later. If you want a challenge, this is the route. Alot of bushwacking, but most of that was my own stupidity! Oh yeah! Rattlesnakes! lots of 'em!
Posted Feb 24, 2005 4:25 pm

skirob00Route Climbed: Francis peak ridge Date Climbed: Feb 1 2005  Sucess!
Tons of snow. Hiked/Snowshoed from the gate below the weather station. This adds a mile or two on the trip but still a great winter hike away from the SLC crowd. Crampons would have been nice, a little icy on some of the east facing exposures in the A.M.
Posted Feb 7, 2005 3:53 am

grandwazooRoute Climbed: Farmington Ridge Date Climbed: July-2004  Sucess!


Brought my mountain bike for the first mile or so and continued on foot to the peak, had the place to myself, great weather. Did the round trip in just over two hours... biked and ran a good portion of the trail.
Posted Jul 11, 2004 8:08 pm

MrWasatchRoute Climbed: via Francis Peak, via Kays Creek Date Climbed: 1996, 2003  Sucess!


Very enjoyable via Francis Peak. Open ridges, great views. Not so enjoyable from Kays Creek, steep and long!
Posted Apr 18, 2004 9:53 pm

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