Amazingly live dhere over 7 years and still hadn't been up Grandeur. Intended to go to Thurston, but the gate to Farmington Canyon was closed. Grandeur was a nice backup plan & the fall colors were spectacular. Started early, saw the 8:00 am shadow of the mtn cast across the Salt Lake Valley, and was home for a late breakfast.
love taking the dog up this one
This is usually one of my first climbs of the spring. There are several routes and it's a good warmup in the early season.
Several ascents via Church Fork and West Ridge.
Did this a while back with my mom, sister, and her boyfriend. At the time, there was a little snow, but not much. Saw many of the people. To extend the hike ran from the summit down to the entrance of Millcreek Canyon since I was training for my first 14er
Shared summit with winded group of missionary kids in town for the summer and a thin winded man with an Ironman tattoo on his back. The kids had walked. The ironman had run. Warm, beset by flies. A good soak in Church Fork until I was numb helped soothe all afterwards.
Came up the Church Fork trailhead. My girlfriend gave up just shy of the final incline because of the constant postholing. I made the summit, but clouds had rolled in, making the view much shorter than I would have preferred.
I hiked Church Fork up to the saddle with Parleys Canyon, put on snowshoes and continued on to the peak. I met quite a few people AND their dogs. It was a great day for a hike.
Salt Lake icon. Church Fork. Please don't cut trails.
A great training climb. Rain / sleet at the bottom, some icy spots mid-mountain, and some deep snow on the ridge. Windy too. Had a 65lb pack on and took about 4 hours, 20 mins round trip. Only saw 2 other people out that day. Fun climb - I'll be back!
Hiked this one a few times from Mill Creek. Nice workout.
A very fun trail run! Went up about seven at night to watch the sunset, super good first date peak too!
Nice 5 mile round trip from Mill Creek Trailhead. The leaves were late-season fall (still pretty, just past prime). Trail was fairly well populated---probably 50+ people on a Saturday morning. Well worth doing!
2nd time. I think the first time was in Spring 2005. CF
3rd ascent on 2/9/13 in snowshoes. CF
4 - 6/2/18 W Grandeur
5 - 6/16/18 Millcreek Ridge CF>Aire Saddle Bushwhack hell
11/29/09 - Hiked with Eugene, Zack and Paul on the west ridge, but the latter two called it quits less than half a mile from the summit.
08/31/10 - Morning solo hike on west ridge. 64 min. from parking lot to summit. Had mountain completely to myself.
West Ridge: 03/10/09,05/23/10
What a great hike, and so close to SLC. The views from on top are just outstanding and I really enjoyed spending a little time on the summit before heading back down. There was a group of five on the summit when I got there and many more coming up when I was heading back down.
Get an early start otherwise it will be too crowded. Easy hike at the Church Fork Route. Trying another route this weekend from the SL Valley foothills.