Delano Peak (UT) Climber's Log

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SabineInUtah

SabineInUtah - Jul 6, 2018 2:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2018

With Mount Holly  Sucess!

Beautiful hike and easy approach from the West. Camped just below at a primitive campsite between Big John Flat and Poison Creek. Nobody so far has mentioned that you start from a major ATV trail that goes across the Tushars! Not a feeling of being in remote wilderness ... Luckily, our campsite was tucked in by Griffith Creek and the ATVs/trucks were not that noticeable. Nights and mornings were completely quiet. At least they stay on the road! From Delano we hiked over to Holly and then made a big loop back to the campsite partially via Skyline Trail and cross-country. Hiked with RDB. Saw two herds of mountain goats and several elk crossing the ridge on the approach to Holly.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Jun 28, 2018 10:49 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2018

Late Afternoon Meander  Sucess!

Surprisingly clear and direct trail to the summit from the west. Saw a young couple from St. George that just finished hiking it and watching mountain goats. I went to the summit and decided to keep going to Peak 12070. I couldn't go much further because my boots weren't broken in, yet. It was quite painful as the blisters began to form on the back of my heels. The weather was great except for the wind gusts. Amazing place with views of most of Utah!

markguycan

markguycan - Jun 9, 2018 12:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2018

Delano Loop  Sucess!



what a lovely peak. we hiked up following directions from the GPS recommendation. beautiful sunny day, with a brisk breeze. our descent took us north toward Belknap following occasional trails along ridges and slopes eventually connecting to the forest service road somewhat below the communications outpost. we followed this back past Mud Lake to our vehicle. About 10mi roundtrip. Road conditions were good- no 4wd needed, although there were a few wet spots from recently melted snow. only regret was we saw no mountain goats.

Ammon Hatch

Ammon Hatch - Feb 18, 2018 2:41 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2015

Great Climb  Sucess!

Went up with my wife and pup. I really need to get back to the Tushars.

Scott Wesemann

Scott Wesemann - Aug 10, 2017 12:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2017

Finally!  Sucess!

Been on my list for almost 20 years. Went up from Big Johns Flat. Parked the car about a mile further and found a route up the ridge. Incredible!

vanman798

vanman798 - Jul 2, 2017 5:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2017

After Belknap  Sucess!

I had walked from Poison Spider Creek (road was gated shut) and climbed Belknap. On the return I followed the road to the radio tower, then down to Mud lake where an old gated closed road appeared. I followed the old road for awhile then b-lined to the peak, which involved going around a few drainages. Took about 2 hours from Belknap FR 123 trailhead to summit of Delano, and maybe 45 mins to descent to my truck.

Udink

Udink - Aug 18, 2016 9:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2016

Delano and Mine Camp  Sucess!

Hiked Delano and Mine Camp since I was camped relatively close at Yuba State Park. I wrote up a trip report for both here: http://www.summitpost.org/delano-and-mine-camp-peaks/980234

awhite28

awhite28 - Jul 8, 2016 7:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2016

Delano  Sucess!

Went up looking for some summer snow to ski! Found a great 1000 foot line departing from just below the summit!

boisedoc

boisedoc - Sep 20, 2015 10:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2015

quick morning hike  Sucess!

I had driven by this peak several times over the years on the way to more enticing mountains but this peak is too tall and prominent to ignore. A trip to Zion got me within striking distance, so I drove up and dashed up the trail. There is now a huge sign on top which is really sort of ridiculous. The hiking at least on a summer or fall day is trivial. As others have noted, some of the slightly lower peaks in the Tushars appear to be more interesting but I was short on time and had to get back to Zion. Certainly very nice views and some fall color.

Highpointer1837

Highpointer1837 - Aug 8, 2015 6:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2014

Interesting lanscape  Sucess!

Very easy hike and very unique landscape.

bshirley - May 2, 2015 8:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2001

Delano Peak  Sucess!

A cute baby goat near the top

RaymondShevsky

RaymondShevsky - Aug 16, 2014 2:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014

Fun hike  Sucess!

Hiked up with the family from pullout near Poison Creek. Beautiful views! Saw a coyote and some mountain goats.

jgreeneruns

jgreeneruns - Jul 24, 2014 1:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2014

Walk up  Sucess!

Not difficult hike. The first half of the trail looks like you are following the tire treads of a jeep. There are a few steep walking sections. The ground is scattered with somewhat large rocks, so hiking down left me fearful of turning an ankle.

abrennalinerush

abrennalinerush - Jul 13, 2014 10:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2014

What the Norwegian said.  Sucess!

Super pretty! You can see well into Capitol Reef from the summit. Such a gentle giant.

PrinceOfNorway

PrinceOfNorway - Jul 13, 2014 10:05 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2014

Short and Sweet  Sucess!

There's a new trailhead sign passed Big John Flat that takes you directly up the ridge. It took our small group a little more than an hour to reach the summit from this trailhead. We saw bambies and goats up there and the weather was really good for July. Gorgeous views all around from the summit. I would love to ski down this thing in winter.

philadendron

philadendron - Jul 6, 2014 6:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2014

Beautiful region  Sucess!

Parked on the road between Griffith and Poison Creeks. Took the ridge all the way up, then continued on to Holly. The only mountain goats we saw were really far away. This part of Utah is so scenic.

sharpa

sharpa - May 3, 2014 12:07 am Date Climbed: May 2, 2014

loooong walk  Sucess!

I hiked up Big John Flat road from the lower gate. Above 9700' the road was completely covered in snow. Followed the road to Griffith Creek where I cut up to the ridge. Lots of snow in the meadows and on the slopes but not much on the ridge. Spectacular scenery. The only wildlife I saw today was a porcupine.

scgrant

scgrant - Sep 25, 2013 10:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2013

Belknap and Delano  Sucess!

9/24/2013 From Big John Flats I drove up the dirt road to about 11,200 feet before finding a good place to park. From there I headed up and over the ridge and worked my way over to Mount Belknap. From Belknap I returned to the section of ridge above my car and headed up to Delano Peak. Unbelievable country, hiking across the tundra towards Delano Peak was a very drastic change to the talus laden ridges and slopes leading to Mount Belknap. Perfectly clear day with outstanding views. The fall colors, looking down canyon, were some of the best I've seen.

yadahzoemtn

yadahzoemtn - Sep 14, 2013 9:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2008

Easy Hike  Sucess!

Started Early took my dogs...

jdmorehouse

jdmorehouse - Jun 2, 2013 7:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2013

Long Day  Sucess!

The lower gates were locked because of lingering snow above 10,000', so this came in at roughly 13 miles. It was pleasant, though, and nowhere was snow really an obstacle. We (Lorraine and I) saw elk, deer, and mountain goats while out on the mountain.

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