We did the long scenic drive through Cathedral Valley in Capitol Reef in the morning. Then we made it to Fish Lake Hightop in the afternoon. I liked the huge boulders on the summit. Really cool.
Had the kids so had to get close. Drove all the way to the end of the road at the base of the summit rocks. My kids loved the big boulders and my 3 year old was able to climb all the way to the summit among them. Pics and map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/utah/county_highpoint/fishlake_hightop_plateau_088.htm
Took the Pelican Canyon route to the plateau. Had a hard time finding the actual highpoint. Eventually resorted to the GPS. Only a small wood structure and USGS marker at the highpoint. The meadow was beautiful on top of the plateau
This is a very cool peak. I loved the actual summit of this one, I felt like I was on some sort of island with all the huge rocks around me. Great hike.
Great area. We really enjoyed it!
Got on a 5 highpoint trip bagging Brian Head, Andy Nelson, Bluebell Knoll, Fish Lake Hightop and Monument Peak.
Went down in a snowstorm at dark... What an experience!
With Brandon and Darren Nielsen. We had snow, wind and clouds. We were well prepared, but it was very cold on this day.
Reached the top just in time to watch the sunset. Enjoyable hike on the plateau. Temps in the low 60's, tons of deer and elk. Summit register was destroyed, only the lid remained.
This was a foggy hike with very little visibility. There was still quite a bit of snow on the plateau and it was much colder than expected (15F or so).
Parked near Gahew Spring turnoff road and hiked to the top. Had the peak all to myself on a glorious clear day. Met up with an ATVer on the way down.
I climbed this one with my brother, Guy. We were at a family reunion at Fish Lake and what started out as a family hike up Tasha Creek with 16 of us ended up with just Guy and I climbing to the top (where we found and photographed the USGS marker - not an easy task on a flat topped mountain). Beautiful country up there.
I've been on the hightop many times during October's deer hunting season. Various routes including Tasha Creek, Pelican Canyon and from what I remember, a walk up from a 4WD road above Daniel's Canyon.
We drove up a 4WD road that was one of the worst I've ever driven.
Snow stopped us about 2 miles short of the summit and we slept at 11,000 feet that night. Got up early and hiked through the snow to the summit. Then made our way to Bluebell Knoll in nearby Wayne county the same morning.
Climbed via Tasha Spring/down Pelican Creek.