Oct 3 2009.
October 3 2009
The original plan was to climb Mount Timpanogos, the second highest mountain in the Wasatch Mountains and one of the most beautiful mountains in the Rockies. Unfortunately conditions were not ideal since a snowstorm 1-2 days prior dropped over a foot of snow in the high Wasatch.
Because of the snowy conditions up high, we set our sights on the much easier and lower Dale Peak, a minor summit in the Wasatch. Kessler, Shaylee, Kimberly and my father joined me for the climb. Some cousins of the children were supposed to come to, but they decided not to go.
We chose the East Ridge route to the summit. It was a pretty easy route and steep in places, but most of the trail was good although the upper part is slightly overgrown. The entire climb was under cloudy skies.
After enjoying the views while eating lunch at the summit, we headed down. We got back just in time since on the drive home there was some very light rain.
I climbed this peak on the way to Perkins Peak in the mid 1990's.
Hiked from Little Mountain Summit with the kids. http://www.willhiteweb.com/index_155.htm
I decided to do this hike at the last minute since the conditions were dry. Started from Little Mountain Summit. Great views and nice weather.
This is a fun hike and we hit Dale on our way over to Perkins. I really enjoyed this ridge, except for the constant brush.
Hiked on the way to Perkins Peak, morning hike before work
Nice ridge hike, much easier and different than the Cottonwood and Alpine ridges to the south.
Started at the end of Benchmark Dr with MM. Climbed the SW ridge of Perkins. The going was slow and painful between the 7160 bump and Perkins. Continued over Dale all the way to Little Mt Summit. Came back the same way until just before Perkins and took the 2nd ridge N of Spring Canyon to Kennedy Dr.
traversed it a few times doing the ridge, never knew it had a name.