Scared 3 goats within 10 yards after cresting the summit. Followed them trying to get a good picture and saw another 38 grazing on the saddle just to the east of the summit. They backed off a bit at first, but when they realized I wasn't going to chase them they just grazed and let me watch for my summit break.
Very majestic and neat.
We hiked up from the nearby ski area and saw well over 50 mountain goats as we hiked across the treeless terrain towards the peak. The aspen were also in full color-changing mode which created a wonderful backdrop!
We camped below the mountain by Griffith Creek. The meadows were full of gorgeous wildflowers. The weather was stormy on the first day. On the second day, we had a nice encounter with White Mountain Goats and made the summit as well. Great trip!
The slideshow is here: Delano Peak hike
Nice enjoyable morning hike. Fun cross-country hiking.
I climbed this with Dave Frey and seven 14 to 15 year-old boy scouts including Derek Muaina, David Cowan, Nick Reed, Doug Bowman, Mike Workman, David Mounteer, and Joey Moore. We also climbed Mount Holly (11,999 feet) the same day and Dave Frey and I bagged Lake Peak the next morning. We were completing the 3 peaks hike as part of the Beaver High Adventure Base (BAHB). On July 17, 2001 I bagged the same three peaks again - same BHAB program, different hiking companions.
Very quick ascent, a little cool and windy at the top. SPanking new register in a fresh mailbox mounted on a new 4x4 post into the summit cairn. I hope it survives the winter! THe door to the mailbox at least may need some additional fixing to stay shut... Only a handful of goats visible, and I only really took in the views to the North/East/South. West was wiiinnndy and cold.
A beautiful morning for a hike.
I remember this as a big grassy hill.
Pretty much white out conditions with a few inches of snow, I'll have to come back next summer.
Left at the bend in the road at 7:00 am, had great weather with a return time of about 9:30. A lot shorter than coming from Mt. Holly direction.
A very short hike to a tremendous viewpoint. I'm looking forward to going back to hike the other 2 or 3 12'ers in the area.
First time was a trip from Puffer Lake at age 11.
Left from the main road and followed an old trail through logging slash. Reached Mt. Holly from the south and followed the ridge over to Delano. Also hit Lake Peak the same trip (by accident)
After having climbed Wheeler and Charleston Peaks in Nevada in the past couple of days, this was another chance to get a 12000 foot peak that I knew very little about. I had studied the maps and the description in a book called "High in Utah" (refers to the mountains of course) and a few trip reports found at www.cohp.org
It was interesting to park the car at a spot on the side of a rough forest service road at 10400 foot elevation and using map, compass and GPS, head off towards what I thought would be the peak. I hit a false summit first but it was fun scrambling in a few places and then coming up close to a band of mountain goats.
The peak itself was a great viewpoint of the interesting topography that makes up the surrounding countryside. Amazing colors. A good chance to get some exercise and a 12000 peak in on the otherwise long drive from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City.