I first hiked and camped on Boulder Mountain in the 1960's with my dad and grandpa but didn't bag the highpoint until a trip to Fish Lake with my family and some friends' families. Hiked up from the roadside Forest Service sign with Mike Jones under cloudy/rumbling skies.
I've been all over Boulder Mountain. By far the northern and eastern sides are much more scenic and impressive than just Bluebell Knoll on top. Lots of waterfalls, lakes, sandstone outcrops and good scenery.
Got on a 5 highpoint trip bagging Brian Head, Andy Nelson, Bluebell Knoll, Fish Lake Hightop and Monument Peak.
It was a beautiful day. No smoke or haze, so the Henry's and Tushars were as clear as ever. Drive in isn't too bad at all. Had a picnic lunch next to Raft Lake and enjoyed the cool temperatures.
This is a great drive and a great place for camping, biking, and maybe even fishing (some other trip). However, the mosquitoes at this time of year are horrendous!
This was the final county of 7 UT counties that my wife and I did in one day (midnight to midnight). We arrived on scene at 11:35pm and decided to call it a day!
After 500+ miles from AZ, arrived in mid afternoon for the drive to the top and the easy stroll to the summit. Beautiful views. Picnicked while on the plateau.
My trusty VW held together and made it to the summit road just fine. The road onto Aquarius was quite washboarded for a few miles in '03. I arrived at the summit just as the sun was about to set. Truly a memorable experience, with utter silence and solitude.
Andrew and SP member Dennis both accompanied me on this stroll to the top of the Knoll. The hard part was getting to this way out of the way place. A long way from anywhere but the Aquarius Plateau is a magical place.