Walked up from near U M Creek, caught the old trail towards Willies Flat and hiked North from the saddle. Nice to finally go up a peak I've been eyeing from a distance for years.
Extremely pleasant hike to a remote peak. Excellent views from New Mexico to Mount Nebo in the north. Hardly any wind with blue bird skies. Classic!
Fun short hike from the pass to the north. Took about 45 minutes to summit from the road. Got a little too much elevation right off the bat and ended up doing some bushwacking.
Drove up to near the pass. A few downed trees blocked progress the last half mile or so. Descended more or less the NW ridge. Some snow, some mud, some bushwhacking but more or less a great route. Utah P2k #74, did 1000 Lake Mountain later in the day.
Beautiful fall day. Also did Peak 10860.
Hiked from north as well. Took up both kids. Two trail options. Map, pics and route info at http://www.willhiteweb.com/fish_lake_national_forest/hilgard_mountain_130.htm
You can see my original climber's log in Dean's picture of the summit register on the main page. :-)
My son in law from Oregon and I made this the second hike of the day (after 1000 Lakes Mtn). Things went well until shortly after we summitted, the weather turned and thunder started booming. Needless to say, we beat a hasty retreat down to our vehicle but not before we got a good dousing of rain. A nice hike, one I'd happily return to repeat, just to spend more time in the area.