Deseret Peak Climber's Log

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americanswiss - Feb 25, 2011 3:40 am

Deseret  Sucess!

Three summits.

Ed F

Ed F - Feb 1, 2011 1:01 pm

To Ski the Twin Couloirs  Sucess!

This is a beautiful summit in a beautiful area. It's a great example of how we can reclaim old mining areas and turn them into spectacular wilderness. I'm hoping to go back and ski here this Spring.


ZeeJay - Dec 16, 2010 10:25 pm Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2007

Nice hike  Sucess!

10/31/2007 and 7/15/2000


Mooner - Oct 29, 2010 4:37 am

Up I Go  Sucess!

10/14/10 Ascent via South Willow Creek. Desent Pockets Fork. Took 2 hrs 38 mins round trip


chicagotransplant - Sep 15, 2010 6:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

Ridge Tour  Sucess!

Went up the South Willow Trail and then down the Pockets Fork trail, went up the two unnamed 10er points to the north on the way back down (PT 10685, PT 10521). Great views all around, glad to have a clear day for this one.

clbradford - Aug 30, 2010 3:25 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010


Via South Willow

dthornton - Jul 5, 2010 11:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010

Loop Hike  Sucess!

Road is still washed out 2 miles short of trailhead. South Willow was well maintained, consistent in grade and enjoyable. The upper half of the north ridge return was difficult. The trail is not easily discernable and is steep. Still some small snow banks on both trails.


Pfeiffer75 - May 10, 2010 12:33 pm

Climb every year  Sucess!

I have climbed this peak 8 times

utclimber - Apr 2, 2010 12:25 am

Fun Hike  Sucess!

I have hiked up Deseret twice, once in 2004 and again in 2005.


Pfeiffer1 - Feb 28, 2010 12:59 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2009

Once a year  Sucess!

Living in Tooele, I look at Deseret every day. I usually climb this peak at least once a year. The views never disappoint

Vagabond Manifesto

Vagabond Manifesto - Feb 10, 2010 3:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2009

Basin and Range  Sucess!

This is one of my favorite mountains. Ascended via South Willow Creek, descended Pocketts Fork route. Didn't see anyone else all day. South Willow Creek Road closed before the trailhead due to washouts.


Pharmacist - Oct 4, 2009 3:53 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009

Late Start  Sucess!

We camped out across the valley in settlement canyon, Tooele, and slept in too. Didn't start til after 1pm. Very beautiful mountain! We made it to the summit at 6:30, took some pictures, etc and left the summit at 7. We were at the truck at 10pm, after hiking the last few miles in the dark. Saw lots of deer right before it got dark, and in that forested area was REALLY dark. good thing we had a mini maglite.


KirtDavis - Sep 7, 2009 2:28 pm

Re: Not a good day

Havent done many handstands since...


shphilby - Sep 5, 2009 6:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

Not a good day  Sucess!

I think everyone and their dogs were climbing this peak. And to top things off my hiking partner decided to do a hand stand on the peak and wanted me to take a pic of it. As I bent down to get a good shot my gps came off me belt and went tumbling down the cliff. We tried to find it but it was lost forever.

nshm - Aug 14, 2009 11:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2009

Try the West First  Sucess!

The road is still closed, but the hike is sill worth it. One of the park rangers suggested we try the west loop first as the east route provides more shade later in the day, it worked out great! Would rate it somewhere between moderate and difficult.


punchline - Jul 27, 2009 10:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009

Favorite in Utah so far  Sucess!

Beautiful hike - in the short time we have lived in Utah, this is easily my favorite - nice meadows, forests and then up to the saddle and to the peak. Amazing views. Only thing that was a little messed up was the additional 3.4 miles added to the hike as the road was blocked off at the Boy Scout Campground due to flash flooding damage. Oh well, no big deal ...


zcochran - Jul 6, 2009 12:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009

Instant Favorite  Sucess!

I was very impressed with this hike. The scenery is as good as any hike in Utah, and it's only made better to hike in alpine greenery while seeing salt flats and Great Basin desert in the distant.

We did the loop route (up from the east, down to the west), and with the road closed, my GPS clocked us at 17 miles round trip. Normally I believe it's 8 or 9 miles, but the extra walking was well worth it. Only a few groups on the trail, even on the 4th of July weekend.

I have to say the rock up there is beautiful too. After Provo Peak, with its shale scree, this nice quartz was very pleasant.

I'd recommend that you pause before doing Timp again and enjoy this beautiful peak. It's a treasure.


Kadee - Dec 12, 2008 12:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2006

Fresh Snow  Sucess!

The peak had just got a few inches of fresh snow a couple days before. The day we hiked was clear skies and sunny, but chilly. Very nice hike, only saw a couple other people on the trail.


byates - Dec 5, 2008 11:40 am

Great year round Peak  Sucess!

Excellent full moon hike.


KirtDavis - Jul 12, 2008 8:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

Did the Loop as described

The second group up for the day, when we left there were a dozen or more people, and four dogs. Too crowded for my taste, but well wortht he effort of getting there.

One of the easiest county highpoint, IMO.

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