Eccentric BM (Chepeta Peak) Climber's Log

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dfox - Feb 3, 2019 2:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2018

Eccentric Benchmark via Spirit Lake  Sucess!

My 9th Utah county high point. I decided to take the Spirit Lake route as the drive is an hour less from my house than the Chepeta Lake route. I love doing the no-trail, get-out-your-map-and-compass kind of hikes, but this has been my least favorite of the county high points so far. It was a real trudge up the talus. It was also an unusually cold, cloudy, windy day for late August, which made the going even slower. I'd like to give this one another go to see if I feel differently.


Stansbury - Aug 19, 2018 4:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2018

Used both trailheads but not intentionally  Sucess!

Hiked from Spirit Lake, used part of the Daggett Lake trail and would recommend that instead of bushwhacking from the bottom (adding a route to the page with more details). Had to exit the summit quickly due to storms and ended up at the Chepeta trailhead. After the storms passed I hiked back over the ridge to Daggett Peak and down to Spirit Lake barely before nightfall.


Udink - Jul 18, 2016 10:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011

Part of a backpacking trip  Sucess!

I hiked Eccentric Peak as part of a backpacking trip (my first ever) along the Uinta Highline Trail. Started well east of Leidy Peak and spent the night just below the peak. The next day we pushed on all the way to Chepeta Lake and spent the night there, then summited Eccentric the following morning. Three days, two nights, and 26 miles in all.


scgrant - Jan 17, 2015 9:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2014

Eccentic BM  Sucess!

From Chepeta Lake along with Dagget Peak.


Scott - Nov 11, 2014 10:50 am

Eccentric  Sucess!

Climbed this peak in the 1990's.


SabineInUtah - Nov 4, 2014 2:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2014

Chased by lightning  Sucess!

From Spirit Lake over Daggett Peak to Eccentric and back over Daggett Peak with RB. After the 2nd crossing over Daggett Peak, dark clouds and lightning scared us enough to run down to treeline. Rounded, broad summits that are not as dramatic as the High Uintas Wilderness peaks, but fun and secluded. We didn't see anyone else on the peaks in the middle of summer!


yadahzoemtn - Sep 14, 2014 10:18 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2014

From Chepeta Lake  Sucess!

Day started out gorgeous but the clouds moved in quickly from the north. Walked down in the rain, wind, and little bit of hail. This was my 27th county high point with two more to go.


Tracy - Jul 29, 2014 3:35 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2014

from Chepeta Lake  Sucess!

Hiked this on with my daughter Tori on a breezy, partly cloudy, cool July day. This was another "twofer" (Uintah cohp and Daggett cohp) in my pursuit of the highest point of Utah's 29 counties. 27 counties down...2 to go.


apachedino - Oct 26, 2013 7:04 pm

Spirit/Dagget Loop  Sucess!

Took the Spirit Lake to Dagget peak to Eccentric Peak and down the north face to Dagget Lake and then back on the well maintained trail (once a bit away from Dagget Lake). This made for a very entertaining trip and is suggested to a there and back and only slightly longer from this side. The south side looks relatively boring comparatively. If I were to do it again I would do my loop in reverse. Going down the face of Eccentric was steep and loose and would be more enjoyable to ascend and then descend the more gently Dagget peak. The summit itself is among the broadest I have stood upon. The views to the east are charming and show the gently character of the high Bollies as relative the more profiled western Uintah. We saw many mushrooms en route especially around the picturesque Dagget Lake. The area above the lake was also very pretty. This peak surprised me and was more enjoyable than I foresaw. Only 2 more to finish the highpoints!


DarrenKnezek - Jun 18, 2013 10:03 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2012

6th and 7th County Highpoint in 24 hours  Sucess!

This was the 6th and 7th Utah county highpoint in under 24 hours. Finished just before 9 am.


jhardink - Jun 12, 2012 5:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2009

Nice  Sucess!

Climbed from Chepeta Lake. Beautiful afternoon above treeline and about a million stars seen from campsite near the lake that night.


harbor - Apr 13, 2012 6:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2011

Spirit Lake to Daggett Lake vatiation Loop  Sucess!

Hiked from Spirit Lake to Daggett Lake then straight up the North side. From Eccentric peak over to Daggett peak and then back down to Spirit lake. It was about 9 miles total. I think this loop made for a little bit more exciting outing than just and up and back type of deal. No back-tracking at all.

utclimber - Aug 20, 2011 7:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011

Spirit Lake  Sucess!

Hiked up Eccentric Benchmark from Spirit Lake, going over Daggett Peak en route.


voxnihili - Jul 5, 2011 1:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2009

Chipeta  Sucess!

Fairly uneventful walk to the summit. Nice views to the NE and the West (Kings-Emmons Ridge.


shphilby - Sep 5, 2009 4:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2008

:)  Sucess!

Came up with Kirt and the boys for a 4 day backpacking trip that didn’t quite work out like we planed. We camped next to the lake and headed out the next morning. We made it over half way up and Kirt was out for the count and went back to camp and my son and I went up to the peak. Came back to camp and packed out.


ZeeJay - Oct 8, 2008 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2008

From Spirit Lake  Sucess!

Nice hike on a nice fall day with Moogie737 and Brent. It took 2 tries to get to the trailhead. We made it almost as far as Park City only to be towed back to Salt Lake at which point we tried again in a different car.


KirtDavis - Sep 10, 2008 11:32 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2008

Not this time

I don't recommend puking your way up as a means of transportation. Must have been the Arby's from the day before...
Ended up going home early, putting a damper on what was supposed to be a 4 day backpack trip with the kids.


vernile - Sep 8, 2008 12:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2004

Summit Seeker  Sucess!

My first hike with my neighbor Jeff. I'm seeking to hit all the Utah County High Points.


rmjwinters - Aug 12, 2008 10:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

Chepeta Lake  Sucess!

If anyone finds a pair of car keys near the summit, let me know....its a long story!


madsjim - Jul 21, 2007 8:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

Enjoyable  Sucess!

I enjoyed this hike. After hours on the dirt road behind cowboys herding cattle I finally made it to the trailhead. Most of the road in has been burned on both sides from the Neola Fire. I think it probably took me two hours to do it roundtrip. I saw several deer, 4 mountain goats on the summit and best of all a bear cub ran in front of my Jeep on the way in, didn't see his momma though!

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