Parked at the "Lehi" gate in alpine and went up via 1st hamengog and 2nd hamengog. Used the nice snow to slide up the side of big horn and up its tail to the summit ridge. The descent was soooooo fun as I got to glissade practically the entire way down to 2nd hamengog. Three hours to the summit, one hour to get back to the car. Was a fantastic day with my dog.
One of the peaks up Coalpit Gulch to North Thunder to Lone Peak and down Jacobs Ladder
CLimbed up Ennis Peak, Lone Peak, and on to Bighorn Peak. Scrambling was not too bad but there were a few class 4 sections. Sun finally came out when we got to the top of Bighorn. Great views! Then we went down Bells canyon.
Went up from Schoolhouse Springs, then up the south ridge of the peak. Traversed over to South Thunder and back down past Lake Hardy. Beautiful day but very windy up top.
09/21/2013 traverse from Lone Peak 40 minutes
10/16/2010 Traverse from Lone Peak with Joe and Jacob, then traverse to South Thunder mountain
11/27/2009 From Alpine with ZeeJay and Scott Wesemann
08/01/2007 Traverse from South Thunder Mountain, then traverse to Lone Peak
good hike lead by Steve G. first time for me!
4/26/2015 From Alpine through the Hamongogs and South Ridge on up. A fair amount of snow the several days prior made for a fun mountaineering experience.
6/23/2013 Climbed with the WMC from Alpine through the hamongogs. From the second hamongog we pretty much headed straight up, through the boulder field, and to the ridge just to the East of Lone Peak on the saddle. The traverse along the West ridge to Bighorn was awesome. We descended by way of the more standard approach back through the hamongogs.
This peak took me 4 attempts. I tried once from Sawmill Trail, twice via Bell's Canyon (avalanches have wiped away the upper part of the trail and make it a legitimate ordeal), and finally got there via the Schoolhouse Springs trail group. Camped for the night and climbed the peak first thing in the morning along with some others. Beautiful little lake and great sleeping on a melted out patch of soft pine needles with snow all around. My first ever mountain trip without a tent, and since, I have only taken a tent once. A great peak, but more impressive to behold from the Western ridge. Climbed the east(ish) ridge which shares a sort of saddle with the Thunders.
Nice fall hike, with reds & yellows in the lower elevations & still a bit of snow between the boulders at the top from the storm a couple of weeks ago. Contemplated heading over to Lone, but bagged the idea after seeing conditions on the ridge.
Climbed from Schoolhouse Springs TH via Lake Hardy Trail. Nice hike with many waterfalls.
10/16/2010 via Bells Canyon with Joe and Matt. Part of Hematoma Quad
Climbed 6 times:
Have climbed this about a half-dozen times - usually en-route to Lake Hardy. Took a group of 14 yr-old scouts this time. Gorgeous views of the Utah / Salt Lake valleys, Lone Peak, Timp, Box Elder, etc.
I hiked up through the Hamongogs with a group of hikers heading to Lake Hardy, as part of the annual Alpine Days tradition. When we got to the meadow where you drop off Bighorn's south ridge, I decided to break away from the group and hike to Bighorn Peak. I had never been there and wanted to see the views. It was a great hike and the views were worth the extra effort. I returned via Dry Creek Canyon.
I've climbed this one 12 times.
12/10/09 From Alpine. -1 at the start.
12/03/09 From Alpine with Moogie737 and Christine
11/27/09 From Alpine with Scott Wesemann and Matthew Van Horn. Great late fall hike.
12/6/08 Started out from Alpine headed for S Thunder but didn't bring snowshoes and thought it would be stupid to persist, so I settled for Upper Bells.
08/14/07 With lesdubois. From Alpine after doing S Thunder. Finally figured out the easy way to do the east ridge.
12/01/02 Started from Alpine headed for S Thunder but the weather wasn't looking too good so settled for Upper Bells.
08/31/02 From Alpine. Did this one first and then went over to Lone Peak.
07/27/02 From Alpine after doing S Thunder. From the final saddle to the summit I stayed on the S side of the ridge the whole way. I'm never doing it that way again.
05/12/01 With MM from Alpine. Snow was soft but we did fine without snowshoes.
10/07/00 With MM from Alpine. Then went over to Lone Peak.
11/13/99 With MM from Alpine. Then went over to Lone Peak. Awkward amount of snow on N side of ridge.
06/28/98 My first WMC trip and my first experience with Alpine. Led by Brad Yates with lesdubois and Todd. We did a loop, going up the trail east of the Upper Bells ridge and coming down the trail west of the ridge. Even though it was the end of June and a southern exposure, there was still a ton of snow.
With Matthew Van Horn and ZeeJay. Came up from Alpine on Black Friday. The weather was perfect until the last few hundred feet, then it got really windy, and it was very cold on top, so we didn't stay long. You can see a video from our summit experience here:
Did after a nice climb up South Thunder, pics and map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/utah_climbing/wasatch_mountains/thunder/upper_bells_229.htm
Need to get back, it's been to long, last climbed about 6-7 years ago. I've done it 4 times.
Summited while hiking the beatout hike.