Made summit on skis.
Kessler is a good peak to climb and has a short and steep approach. There was some snow of the upper parts of the trail. The view of Cottonwood Ridge is great.
Summited from North Route and Carbonite Pass. Great steep hike, wonderful views.
A good one. Had a blast tubbing (extreme sledding) down the lower 2/3rds of the north face a couple times.
Both enjoyable routes, makes for a good traverse. Love the view down Big Cottonwood Canyon.
Climbed up twice by Caronate Pass and desended the North Route.
One of my favorite training hikes in the Wasatch. It is a great after work-type hike.
October 2 2010
We were in Salt Lake visiting friends and family and listening to a church conference, so we decided to climb a mountain while we were doing it. My dad, Kessler, Shaylee, Kimberly and I set off for a climb of Kessler Peak (the mountain my son is named after) in the Wasatch Range.
We started near Donut Falls and chose the north route up. It was a bit challenging finding the start of the route, but once on it, it was easy to follow. Most of the route is a very steep old mining trail. Shaylee (six years old) had a bit of trouble with it (she stayed up very late the night before) and she fell a couple of times. We got a late start, but made the summit without stopping much, though we did stop a few times to make sure Kim’s heart is safe (she has a heart problem). After enjoying the summit we headed back down the mountain and Shaylee slipped on her bottom again.
It was a longer climb than expected and was a bit less fun than some other peaks in the Wasatch, though the views were great. We met one other person on the lower slopes of the mountain, but otherwise had the peak to ourselves.
May 1992 and one other time in the 1990's with someone showing us the mining stuff up there. I named our son Kessler after this peak (no joke).