Climbed Lewiston Peak via West Ridge, Ophir Canyon. Stopped short of Flat Top due to time constraints. Having a high clearance vehicle would've helped considerably, as we had to walk the road three miles each way just to reach the pass at 8,060 feet on Lewiston's ridge.
This climb was done in marginal weather, very cool and wet for early September. It wound up being the first of eight 5000-foot prominence peaks in eight days, five in Utah and three in Nevada. The other seven in order were Nebo, Ibapah, Deseret, and Timanogos in Utah, followed by Wheeler, North Schell, and Star in Nevada. Fun trip!
Early season, the West Canyon gate was open, and we were allowed to pass. We climbed the peak, with lots of snow. We didn't bring snowshoes and this slowed us down.
I like the Oquirrh's, but unfortunately, the range has some significant private property issues. Luckily, this is about the only range in Utah that has many private property issues.
Four of us climbed this peak in the midst of a thunderstorm, waiting out the worst part of the storm before we continued on. We were snowed on, hailed on and rained on and when we reached the summit we were mainly in the clouds. Some days you take what you can get. I climbed this with Bob Bolton, Adam Helman and my son Brad. On our descent via Halls Basin, we had a run in with a landowner and almost ended up dealing with the sheriff. Don't go via Halls Basin, go over Lewiston and then back over Lewiston.