Penelope and I hiked to Baker Lake and up the Peak after some locals told us that the hike was worth it. Well, it wasn't unless you enjoy scree piles and rubble for miles. Not very esthetic hiking IMO but a day in the mountains is never wasted...
Grabbed both Bakers on the way to Wheeler from Baker Lake. Long, tedious, simple ascent from the lake. Great views. GPS tracks
Along with Bald, Wheeler, and Jeff Davis. Trip Report
Backpacked in to Baker Lake (excellent!), and climbed the slopes north of the lake at evening to the east summit. Didn't find any summit register, but I didn't have long to look as the sun was setting. There are some great pinnacles above the lake to scramble out on.
climbed wheeler up the main trail, then down and over to jeff davis, then around the south side of wheeler and up to baker, then back up wheeler a 2nd time and down the trail, with the last couple miles in the dark. started at 11:15am, back to the truck about 9:30pm.
Climbed from Baker Lake trailhead via Baker Lake. Was surprised to find that I was only the 2nd person to sign the summit register in the past 2 years. I've climbed all the major peaks in the Snakes and this one appears to be the least visited. If you climb this one be sure to tag both summits as the east summit appears to be a few feet higher than the named summit at the west end.
Worked here on the GBNP trail crew.
Climbed on quartzite rubble from the south (Baker Creek), always
have to be watching for sudden T-storms in this awesome area.
Did it from the Baker/Johnson loop trail on a 3 day backpack, along with Pyramid peak. Not really difficult, just a long slog on talus. Did Wheeler/Jeff Davis, Bald Mtn 3 days earlier. Beautiful backcountry in GBNP!
Part of a Wheeler-Baker-Wheeler-Jeff Davis day, Little talus, interesting climb.
When we reached the top of Wheeler for the 2nd time, a fellow asked Lori where we had been. She pointed to Baker, and he asked, "why?" and she said, "because it's there".
Great views from summit. Just a talus slog.
With the Wasatch Mountain Club. Three day trip in the area, while spending two nights at Baker Lake. Did some caving as well.