Drove to Inspiration Point and walked over to Willard Peak. Couldn't find a great route to the top, but made it, and then walked over to Ben Lomond, which was much easier to summit. Great views. First time on Willard and Ben.
Hiked up from North Fork Park up to Ben Lomond. What a great hike for wildflowers. I would suggest going in June however.
Easy drive to Inspiration Point - good road, high clearance a must, 4WD not required. I read that the road was very rough but it was not. Daughter, Son, a friend and the dog ridge climbed from Inspiration toward Willard Peak. Continued on to Ben Lomond for lunch. Saw several Mt Goats. Signed the log. Took the lower trail below Willard back to IP. Saw a big Rattle Snake below Willard. About 5 miles round trip.
Hiked along the long, but scenic Skyline Trail from the North Ogden Divide Trailhead with my cousin David. The overall grade of the trail was very gradual, except for the last steep part where we had to bypass some lingering snow near the top. See "Skyline Trail" trip report for details.
Lots of wildflowers. Still quite a bit of snow(in July)on the final climb to the summit. Impressive view on top.
Stopped on the way for pictures and a snack. Cold.
#1 7-22-05 W/ Kimball, my son. Along with Willard Peak. A long day but rewarding views. #2 & #3 8-30-14 From North Ogden Divide TH. Hit B.L. both going in and returning after the sub-peak north of Willard Pk and Willard. About 95 mountain goats grazing below the trail below Willard's summit area. IVD
Started and ended at divide. Nice gradual ascent. Great views. This massif has great potential on all sides for great routes.
Great weather day -- doesn't get any better. Saw 20 goats near the top, including 8 kids. Were lucky enough to see a mama grouse leading some baby grouses down the trail, also. We started at North Fork Park. Trail crews have been working hard; the trail is the best I've seen it EVER!
Summited twice today. Once on the way to Willard Peak, and topped it out again on the way back. Great day, climbed with my wife and 12 year old son, brother in law, and some neighbors. Still a lot of snow on the east face which required lots of kick steps, but made for great glissading on the way down. Lots of goats. Found a "Rubber Boa" snake on the trail, and a huge rattler just below Willard. It was very sluggish and slow. I was surprised to see one that high. Great day! Just under 12 hours to Willard round trip with a long lunch break on Willard Peak.
I hiked up Ben Lomond on snowshoes, with good consolidated snow, but poor visibility (complete whiteout at times).
Did Willard first, didn't find a registry, very little human activity, and thought I'd have the whole mountain to myself. Then I walked the ridge south to Ben Lomond and found a celebrity! I don't really know why Ben Lomond is so famous, but good gravy! it put Willard to shame! Great views of the Wasatch Mtns south! Steep all the way around. Fantastic peak.
Great hike with Mike Monson and Dave Faucett
I stopped here for the first time on my way to Willard Peak. There were a lot of mountain goats on this trip. The first I have ever seen. Pretty cool.
Took 9 hrs up and back with a lot of playing.
A very nice day hiking in this area. Parked at the saddle, did Inspiration Point and Willard Peak, too. I saw several mountain goats at the far south end below Ben Lomond peak.
I have lost count of how many times Ive done this peak, beautiful, fun hike. This one time I climbed to Ben Lomond, Willard Peak and Inspiration peak in one day from North Ogden Divide, it made for a very long hard day, I think it was around 24 miles.
Great snow conditions on our second real attempt. Nice day trip from our backyard.
Great mountain! Sunny day with a breeze in the morning that disappeared after noonish. Snowpack on the ascent mostly frozen solid with some dust on top, which had been moved around by the wind, and was sensitive in the pockets where it had piled up a bit. It made the shoulder too slippery for skinning, so we booted that part, and watched a group zoom past us with ski crampons. There was a giant day-old double-crown wind slab avalanche under Willard Peak. The summit ridge had softened in the sun and become grippy enough for skinning. We shared the summit with several other parties, it was a very unexpected zoo. The northeast face was an awesome descent, and the snow there was finally pretty good (not too crusty under the dust) for most of the way into Cutler Basin. Had a snowmobile encounter after that, fortunately the only one of the day. Got kinda lost at the bottom with Nordic park roads going in circles, and climbed a fence with my skis on to escape.
Via North Ogden pass when I was twelve, then via north fork Park a few years ago.