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boisedocWindy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 1999

boisedoc

Clear but very windy day. Nice views.
Posted Sep 12, 2006 4:51 am

LV HikerSummited via the standard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2006

LV Hiker

July 6th Diane and I got a late start on this hike. We made it up to 11,800 feet before a storm moved in and chased us off the peak with it's rain, hail, thunder & lighting.

We returned on July 20th and made a successful summit. This time we hit the trailhead at 5 AM so we'd beat the afternoon thunderstorms.

We summited at 10 AM. Spent about 45 minutes at the summit and reached the trailhead at about 2 PM. So 9 hours round trip. We didn't break any speed records, but had a great time.

This was a tough hike for two out of shape middle agers but it was well worth it.

We both experienced small bouts of altitude sickness that passed rather quickly. Well maybe they didn't pass but became tolerable is more like it.

The views from the top are phenominal

Posted Sep 7, 2006 7:23 pm

velodurtWheeler Peak Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2006

velodurt

Loved every minute of this beautiful hike. We had a perfect summit day...blue skies, sunshine, and little wind. See our trip report and photo gallery here Wheeler Peak
Posted Aug 25, 2006 6:22 pm

kngalaricLoved it  Sucess!

kngalaric

One of my top ten favorite mountains. The trail is obvious even though it traverses over rock for the last few miles.

I felt sick (sore throat and fever) it rained on me and cleansed me of my illness. A magical place. I think it was 2004 in July.
Posted Aug 9, 2006 4:19 am

RenardoStandard route is a great hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2004

Renardo

Got bored in Utah and decided to check this place out. Arrived late at night knowing nothing about the park or mountain. Read a couple signs in the morning and headed up. Overall a great mountain!
Posted Aug 6, 2006 9:11 pm

seth@LOKIClimbed the loose but cool North Couloir above the Bristlecone Forest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2003

seth@LOKI

I have passed Baker and Wheeler several times. Finally on a trip destined for the Palisades of California (and disaster with a fridge sized rock, my right leg, the north face of Polemonium, many painful repels, hoobling accross the Pal glacier, a sore night in tent, a scarry heli ride, a tizzy with the unneccessarry ambulance, and a hot ride home.) Oh, thats another story...
Anyway I had jsut planned to hike to the Bristlecones and maybe to the "glacier" above. We kept on up to the lookers right up a some fun ledges slightly on the face and through the choke of the twisting couloir. Thismiddle section featured large loose boulders that were somewhat unnerving and would be more fun with mid-late may spring snow. The views on this route were awesome! YOu get to see everything. Ondescent we detoured to the pretty lakes west of the peak... Wish I had my fishing pole, I'm not very good but I wouldn't mind trying a Bonneville Trout. We did have a nice grilled steak picnick at the trailhead and then headed on into the night to drive accross the desert without such searing heat until wehit Badwater and the nasty over heating pass out of Death Valley to Big Pine!
Posted Jul 25, 2006 4:10 pm

Desert_SolitaireJust follow the trail...

Desert_Solitaire

Really incredible views of the basin and range country, but watch out for those thunderstorms...
Posted Jun 28, 2006 4:44 am

HulioNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2004

Hulio

A beautiful morning turned into some pretty marginal weather by noon. There were only five people on the mountain that day - including three guys who had made an alpine start and were on the summit for sunrise. Saw lots of deer that day and the winds on the ridge were VERY strong. Awesome views. Great experience.
Posted May 15, 2006 10:45 pm

Tracyregular route before this was in a National Park  Sucess!

Tracy

I believe I have the year correct on this (approx. Aug, 1973). I was only about 11 or 12 at the time. I climbed this one with my Mom and Dad (Lois and Lawrence) my older brother Barton, and my sister Jane and my brother Eric. My mom and Jane haven't hiked above 13,000 feet since.
Posted Apr 21, 2006 5:09 am

splattskivariation of the regular route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2004

splattski

Art and I climbed through horrible postholing conditions (with snowshoes on!) to finally get decent snow above the lake. Saw old footprints in the snow on top. T-shirts on the summit during a "winter" climb.
Posted Apr 14, 2006 2:23 am

jfrishmanIIIStandard Trail
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2003

jfrishmanIII

Wonderful afternoon, lots of solitude. I only saw two other hikers, just above treeline, who had turned back and tried to deter me with tales of unbearable wind. Not too bad though, and the aspens below were at the height of color.
Posted Mar 24, 2006 3:58 am

SawtoothSeanRoute Climbed: Standard Trail Date Climbed: June 11, 2003  Sucess!

SawtoothSean

Great hike from the beautiful meadows- there was no one else in the park! A little bit of snow at the top and the Bristlecone Forest was amazing!
Posted Dec 31, 2005 12:45 am

jjsochackiRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: June 2005  Sucess!

jjsochacki

Lots of snow and high winds.
Posted Nov 6, 2005 1:05 pm

Bob SihlerRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: July 11, 2002  Sucess!

Bob Sihler

beautiful hike-- I even had the summit to myself for a few minutes

Posted Sep 28, 2005 9:31 pm

alpspitzeRoute Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: August 16, 2005  Sucess!

alpspitze

Nice hike. Just as I was heading down, some thunder heads started moving in so I stepped up the pace. As I was driving back down to the valley, it got pretty rough up there. I then drove to Moab with these dark clouds behind me most of the way. 1:35 to the top.
Posted Sep 9, 2005 3:16 pm

tdoughtyRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: July '87  Sucess!

tdoughty

Great view. That's one hell of a summit carin!
Posted Sep 5, 2005 1:04 pm

Brian KaletRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: Augsut 28, 2005  Sucess!

Brian Kalet

3 hours roundtrip
Posted Aug 29, 2005 7:46 pm

SusanMRoute Climbed: Via Jeff Davis and up the East face of Wheeler Date Climbed: August 13, 2005  Sucess!

SusanM

What a fun route. Much better than the trail, if you like to climb.



Other summit date: August 7, 2004 via trail.
Posted Aug 14, 2005 1:00 am

RenoBobRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: 2 times since 1989  Sucess!
Always lots of deer on the trail and wind across the ridge line.
Posted May 10, 2005 6:02 pm

mountaingazelleRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: July 5, 2004  Sucess!

mountaingazelle

The trail is easy up this big mountain. The day started out nice with a clear blue sky. Then the clouds started to build up. When I got to the top I hurried and took pictures. Then all of the sudden the hair on my head stood straight up and my camera shocked me. It was quite an electrifying experience. Everyone on the summit started running back down the trail. Lightning was all around us and it started hailing as we descended down the plateau. It turned out to be a very interesting day.
Posted May 2, 2005 12:56 am

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