Went from Alta to White Pine.
Sunset, Baldy, Hidden, AF Twins, Red Top.
Had a light backpacking setup as we were planning on camping and continuing on the ridge, but decided to call it.
#2 - 8/13/17 Cecret Lake-Sugarloaf-White Baldy-Red Pine
Great hike. Lovely views, and a little something for everyone. A little bouldering, a bit of a knife edge (nothing off putting) some nice summits, etc. Up Mt. Baldy and over Hidden Peak, AF Twins, Red Top and down to White Pine Lake
Nice hike, nice views. Perfect clear day.
With Kimberly and Jan
We took the tram up and started at Hidden Peak. We then went all the way to White Baldy, hitting the summits of American Fork Twin Peaks, Red Top, and Red Baldy in between. We then descended to White Pine Lake. I was really impressed by this route. There was a lot of scrambling. The views were perhaps the best I have seen in the Wasatch Mountains.
We started by taking the Snowbird Tram to the top of Hidden Peak (first tram ran late and didn't get us up until just before noon, though) for a fun day full of scrambling and awesome views of the Alpine Ridge. We were cruising for the first part (made it over AF Twins, Red Top, and Red Baldy in about two hours), but our progress slowed significantly on the more sustained sections of scrambling along White Baldy's east ridge. Descending to White Pine Lake and getting back to the trailhead took a bit longer than anticipated as well, but overall it was an awesome route with incredible views the entire way. See "Good As Gold" trip report for details.
Starts boring, but finishes strong. The ridges on Red and White Baldy had some nice scrambling. I dismounted via WB's north ridge, then into the valley to the northeast, which was a bit tricky in places, but worked. Trip report.
with WMC group
8/18/2012 With WMC. Albion Basin TH to White Pine TH.
I've managed to complete it twice, been chased off by Thunder storms on other attempts. Also a few times optioned out of White Baldy due to group fatigue.
Lots of snow / lots of wind. Had some route-finding issues on Red Baldy and ran out of time on White Baldy, descended to White Pine Lake / Trailhead, finished with 6 out of the 7 summits. Loved the scrambling!
I have never heard of this hike, but always wanted to hike the ridge line from Alta to Lone peak. I had planned on someone coming with but they all bailed at the last moment. I had also planned on two full days. When darkness came I felt so good that I hike through the night.
All in all, it took 25.5 hour(part of that was hiking up the road to my car from the mouth of the canyon to Alta) and about 18,000 feet of elevation change.
Next time in the winter!
Fun route withe some good scrambling once you get to AF Twins.
Sugarloaf to Red Baldy, with a short sidetrip to the "Bastard Son", the third peak of American Fork Twins. Incredible route and a great group of people to hike with. Hazy day; there must have been a fire somewhere. My favorite part was climbing up Red Baldy.
Awesome traverse. Started at White Pine trailhead. Up pass White Pine lake then to White Baldy. Up over Red Baldy and Red Top Mtn. Then over to west, south (?) and east American Fork Twin. Down to Hidden peak then up to Mt. Baldy and Sugarloaf. Descend down to Secret Lake and the just hiked down a ski run to Albion Lodge. Soloed so no car shuttle so I just hopped on my bike and rode down to White Pine Trailhead. Total time was 9 hours.
What an awesome day, very fun ridge run. Skipped Sugarloaf as I had done it a few days prior with Devil's Castle, but took the north ridge of White Baldy down and it was steep and interesting.
Climbed again this time with sugarloaf and Devil's Castle.
Great day--With my man Gutloaf and Joe B, started at 5am with Devil's Castle, then to Sugarloaf, Baldy, Hidden, AM Fork Twins, Red Stack, Red Baldy, & finally White Baldy. Saw moose right out of the car, mountain goats, and Justin was nearly attacked by a hummingbird on top of Red Baldy.
I did this killer hike with Asher and Super Joe. It was great. We started with Devil's Castle and ended with White Baldy. I almost gave up before hitting the summit of White Baldy because I was so beat, but decided to grind it out. I'm glad I did. Thanks to my man Asher and to Joe for leading the way.