Spring snow climb, up the main south chute which opens up onto the south face. (edited from a previous unsuccessful attempt in January 2016)
Great trip up from the North Ogden Divide with my wife, son, and James Hamilton. It's a shame dirt bikes are allowed up there as the trail is rutted and trashed in spots. Still some snow on the east face to make things fun. Saw a nice big goat up high. Great day!
Biked skyline up with nick. Hiked the last bit due to snow. Slid in the snow down and fun bike descent. #62
Climbed the ridge on the left side of Barrett Canyon. Super cool 4th class scrambling above 8,100 feet. Came back down the same route. Great day with members of The Utah Climbing Club.
Gorgeous hike during July. So many wildflowers blooming.
Hiked to Willard Mountain, Willard Peak, and Ben Lomond.
I've been wanting to go up the front face of Ben Lomond for years. I, and some friends finally did it a couple weeks ago. We started at the trailhead at the bottom of the North Ogden Canyon, ran the trail to the main ravine on the face and went straight up. Nothing very difficult, lots and lots of bowling ball sized scree that was very loose. We had to be careful to not push any down on people below. There is a small rock scramble just before the summit, but nothing difficult. Usually we run the trail from the North Ogden Divide up to the summit. this was a nice change. Weather wise it was a perfect day, sunny, and cool. A bit of a breeze on top, but not bad at all. Time to climb was about three hours, total time was a bit over five. Here's my Strava of the route we did. http://www.strava.com/activities/216968403
7/18/14 - Hiked with my lovely wife. Most of the trail is scattered with small rocks which get old after 16 miles. :) She's not in a hurry to hike it again anytime soon. Still, a great day!
6/28/13 - First time from N. Ogden Pass. Had a good day. Met up with coworkers at the peak for photos.
Climbed from the divide with my wife. We got a late start so we pushed hard reaching the summit in 3 hours and 13 minutes. Spent about 25 minutes on the summit, just enough time to eat a pb & j and take some pictures. Moderate temperatures and nice breeze kept things comfortable all day. Ran into a big gopher snake below the summit. Great day in the mountains!
Lots of snow fields to cross which meant the descent was pretty fun with lots of glissades. The weather was great - 60's, sunny. The route is not too steep and has much more solitude than the Ogden Divide route. After resting for a bit on the summit, I went over to Willard and hiked that. Lots of mountain goats on Willard.
I have hiked and biked up this peak from the divide, from grizzly peak trailhead, up the north face numerous times.
Brent and I bagged this one along with Willard Peak via North Ogden Canyon. There's gotta be a shorter route. It was a beautiful hike with views to die for.
With Jun32 and Jennilyn. We ran about 95% to the top of BL and then power hiked the final push. The sun was just coming out and the views were outstanding. We also ran over and tagged Willard as well and then went back the way we came. We saw 3 Mt. goats and 3 moose up close. What a fantastic route. Total time round trip was 4:30ish.
10/12/2014 Skyline Trail to Chilly Peak, Ben Lomond, and Willard.
7/19/2013 Started at the North Ogden Divide Trailhead and followed the Skyline trail to Ben Lomond. Continued onto Willard Peak. Great route to both peaks.
Started at Inspiration point,from there to Willard Peak to Ben Lomond there were a lot of mountain goats at some point like 25 of them it was a nice trip.
I remember this one fondly and need to get back. A long gentle approach should be good in any season, and I think this would make a good back country ski. Pack a lunch and plenty of water and make an easy day of it.
The hike took about 6 hours in each direction. Snow shoed most of the way, switched to crampons on the final summit push. Freezing temps and lots of lots of snow!
Nice day Lots of snow left up there
Drove up to Inspiration point, 9,422 ft, then wandered over to Willard Peak, 9,764 ft, and continued on to Ben Lomond, 9,712 ft. Ascending Willard I spoted one goat, coming down we spoted a herd of 12, which ran away, but when we reached them again there was at least 25 or 30 of them. I have never seen that many mountian goats at once. On the drive out we saw three mooses in Perry Reservoir. I can understand why "goat man" was hanging out in the area a few months ago.
Solo from N Fork park. That night's evening news reported on the "Goat Man Sighting" on Ben Lomand. I did not see any goats; animals or humans with goat costumes. Great day, fantastic weather. Only saw one other hiker.