While doing the Wasatch Crest trail. I love the views from the top.
8/24/11- Part of a 24 mile 8300 ft day that started in Lambs Canyon.
A quick hike/snowshoe up this one and Silver BM. Pics, map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/big_cottonwood_canyon/silver_benchmark/desolation_peak_404.htm
Long hike on the Great Western Trail. Started at the top of Millcreek Canyon and hiked to Desolation Peak, Silver, Scott Hill, and Guardsman Peak and then went back after reaching Guardsman Pass.
Did Desolation Peak last year in the summer. Thought I was taking Beartrap Fork route, but somehow got on Mill D north. Great hike all around. Also hit Silver Peak.
I’ve been to Desolation Peak several times. The first hike was with the WMC while doing the Desolation Trail with two cars.