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kwagfinals week fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2008

kwag

We hiked up to the west summit. There was still considerable snow. We started at about 1 and got back at 5. The late start meant slushy snow from bear flat until the top. Great views of the surrounding snow covered areas. Fun half day hike.
Posted Apr 28, 2008 8:00 pm

buffgatoSlide Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2007

buffgato

I've probably hiked the Y close to a dozen times, but I've only been to the top once thus far. My roommate and I made this our Memorial Day adventure, taking the Slide Canyon trail up with the other mobs of people hiking that day. It was a nice morning hike, but we had to share the summit with something like 30 other people. A bit crowded, to say the least.
Posted Mar 21, 2008 2:57 am

DeanSlide Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2007

Dean

I'd been to the big Y on the mountain many times but never to the top of the mountain itself. A snow storm was predicted for this afternoon so I hit the trail in the morning. There are actually two summits for this mountain with most of the people going to the lower one that has the key views. I hit them both and enjoyed the views from both summits. I saw no one else all the time I was on the trail, about 8 miles and 3800 feet of gain if you do both summits.
Posted Nov 27, 2007 9:09 pm

peacheySlide Canyon Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2007

peachey

(1) April 7, 2007: After taking a long detour over to Maple Flats, I trudged through knee-deep snow to the summit. The view was spectacular!

(2) August 7, 2007: I was out hiking in the area and just had to climb this one again. Probably the best view of Provo you can get.
Posted Oct 17, 2007 2:13 pm

vanman798In the snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2007

vanman798

May 24, 2008 bagged first the east peak then the west peak. Views from the east peak were much better, especialy into rock canyon and over to squaw peak. The trail was covered in snow, and we lost it, so we just climbed the south ridge on the east peak.

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Friday Oct 5, 2007 it rained all evening in happy valley (utah county), and Saturday morning it was still coming down. But what the heck, I was up for a "winter" hike and Y mountain sounded good. By the time we reached the Y (1.2 miles into the hike) the rain turned to snow and it continued to snow the whole hike. On top there was about 4 inches of fresh powder (although be it very wet). The visibility was so low that we missed out on the valley views (but we could hear the cars).

We took the trail up to the Y, and then followed the single track trail into Slide Canyon, and on up to the peak on the West. We walked really really really slow, and we summitted in 3.5 hours (but I think 2.5 hours would be enough time).
Posted Oct 6, 2007 6:30 pm

ridgegirlFall-back hike  Sucess!

ridgegirl

Because I live right below it I hike this peak whenever I need a hike but can't go far. Most memorable trip was a poorly thought out sunrise hike with a friend after consuming way too much icecream. We fell asleep on a log, missed the sunrise, and had ants crawling all over us. The trail gets much prettier after the Y.
Posted Oct 1, 2007 7:20 pm

Bruce ChristensenClimbed with a couple of friends  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006

Bruce Christensen

Climbed with a couple of friends to watch the sunrise from the east summit. Pretty colors with the changing fall leaves. One of my climbing partners hurt her ankle on the way down, and I thought for a while that we might have to call for help. However, through a combination of hobbling and carrying (with some help from a couple of strangers) she made it down.

Pictures are available at http://www.brucec.net/pictures/ymountain2006/
Posted May 28, 2007 4:15 pm

Bruce ChristensenSolo hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2005

Bruce Christensen

Solo hike from the Y trailhead by the usual route. Started around 10:45am, summited around 1pm. I took my time and took lots of pictures. I had never been to the summit before, so I spent about an hour and a half up there, exploring a bit. I made it back to the trailhead around 3:40pm.

If you do this hike, be sure to visit both summits. The east one is a bit higher, but both have amazing (and very different) views. It's only about a 10 minute walk from one to the other.
Posted May 28, 2007 2:05 pm

mountaingazelleSlide Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2007

mountaingazelle

I guess it was finally time for me to climb Y Mountain. The mountain was crowded with people going to see the Y. I probably should have went on Sunday instead. I lost the trail which was buried in snow and just decided to climb straight up the mountain. Great view from the summit. I forgot my snowshoes so it ended up taking longer than I expected.
Posted Feb 18, 2007 1:05 am

gruntMany times

grunt

I've hiked or ran to the Y probably 20 times, but never hiked to the summit. Back in the 70s, you used to be able to drive to the Y (according to my father).
Posted Sep 11, 2006 4:04 am

TracyRoute climbed standard route via Slide Canyon
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 1980

Tracy

According to some very old notes I had kept, I hiked this one the first time with Macae Krogh the day before my 19th birthday in 1980. Later after reviewing the USGS map, I realized I had only gotten to the top of the second highest peak of "Y" Mountain. I hiked it a second time with a large group of guys from "Q" Hall in Deseret Tower dormitories at BYU in April of 1983 intending to reach the true high point. It turns out that both times I hiked to the top of the more westerly peak which offers much better views than the easterly highpoint which is actually 30-40 feet higher. There was too much snow to slog through in April of 1983 just to achieve the true high point.
Posted Sep 11, 2006 3:56 am

Rocky AlpsRoute Climbed: Standard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2005

Rocky Alps

I had hiked up to the Y several times, but this was the first time I continued on to the summit. The colors of the trees up behind the mountain were amazing, with several different shades of yellow, green, brown, orange, and red leaves. The view from the top is comparable to the ones found on Cascade Mountain and Mount Timpanogos.
Posted Sep 11, 2006 2:37 am

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