Cherry and Jacob's Loop
Due to the lack of a defined trail at the higher elevations of this mountain, I find that every experience on Lone Peak is a bit different than the previous one. However, as I usually take Jacob's Ladder, I thought I'd give this trail some love. I literally did not see another soul until my way down from the summit, and I saw no one in Cherry Canyon/Bear Canyon/Willow Canyon.It is clear that this route is not a primary choice for most hikers, probably because 6500 feet of elevation change is simply not enticing enough.
Also, my GPS marked this a bit longer than 12 miles, but of course some of that will come down to my previous comment about each experience on this mountain being unique. I can't stress enough how important it is to have plenty of water in the summer months on this peak, and to be prepared for a hot, hot descent. What a beautiful summit, though!
On a WMC hike lead by Mtrunner
Sure the others are shorter, but this trail is the best. Great way to get up the mountain.
Climbed it today :) Good times. I'm pooped!
A roommate and I woke up at 5:45 AM to try to reach Lone Peak. We chose this day because the forecast called for low 60's and a small chance of rain. Well, that small chance of rain turned into a regular rainstorm, complete with clouds covering the entire upper half of the mountain. We turned back at ~8000 feet.
Sadly, there won't be another chance for me to hike this until next year maybe?