That scree field actually wasn't so bad, it felt a lot grippier than some of the other stuff I've done. Didn't see anyone else the entire day either.
A ton of smoke rolled in during the afternoon, kinda obscured the views. Although I have no idea where the fire was, inciweb shows nothing major for hundreds of miles
Climbed from west and then up north ridge. Had to travel on east and west side to negotiate cliff bands. We were going to climb over to Lovenia, but a Tstorm forced us to bail along the connecting ridge down a very loose, scree hill. There was an unopened can of Milwaukee's Best at the summit, but nothing else
Pretty much followed ZeeJay's description and made it in spite of the first dusting of snow delivered by Mother Nature during the night (and at our East Fork Blacks Fork CG)! With Dave, Brent and JP Lewis. Hundreds of sheep at the base of this mountain. Spectacular weather considering the snow during the night; we had a bluebird day, for the most part.
Starting at East Fork TH in July 2004, I hiked up East Lovenia and then Lovenia in a day. These peaks were my 2nd and 3rd Utah 13ers (after Kings). It was a long day due to marshy trail, tough river crossings, and lots of uneven terrain.
My second to last Utah 13000 footer. Did this one and Lovenia in a day, starting at the East Fork Blacks Fork TH. Left the trail about 10800' and took off for the base of the peak. Climbed the NW face to the saddle west of the peak and then ascended the west ridge to the summit. The NW face looks steep, but it can't be that bad because I saw several domestic sheep quite high up.
I climbed via the NW face and came down Lovenia connecting ridge. This is almost certainly the hardest 13er in Utah, but not as hard as some of the 12ers. Loose scree is hardest part.
East Lovenia is a pretty seldom visited summit.