Kings Peak Climber's Log

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Paul McClellan

Paul McClellan - Jun 30, 2013 2:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2013

My first visit to the High Uintas  Sucess!

Solo backpack into Henry's Fork Basin and climb via Gunsight Pass. Clouds building by noon, but no thunderstorms. Hiked out after the climb to get away from the mosquitoes.


scgrant - May 30, 2013 12:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013

Kings  Sucess!

8/17/2013 Got an early (5 am) start from camp at Dollar Lake to beat forecasted thunder storms. We reached the summit at 8:15 am. Weather was holding nicely while on top I so headed over to South Kings. On the way back the weather started to turn. Made really quick time back to Anderson Pass as the skies darkened. We were back to camp by noon and broke camp and were back to the trailhead by 3:15 pm. Fun two days that included Gilbert, Gunsight, East Gunsight, Kings, and South Kings.
-Climbed Kings Peak as part of a backpack with my dad sometime during the summer of 1999. Cannot remember the exact dates.


xbaghat - Jan 20, 2013 2:16 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007

nineteen  Sucess!



mcorbs28 - Oct 16, 2012 11:56 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2012

Kings peak   Sucess!

Great hike enjoyed a kings peak porter on the top

AjaxHiker - Sep 11, 2012 1:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2012

Part of Kings-Emmons Traverse  Sucess!

This was my second time to the summit of Utah, this one as part of a Kings-Emmons ridge traverse. Sunrise from the summit was wonderful.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Aug 30, 2012 2:31 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

Day hike  Sucess!

Hiked the Yellowstone Creek trail all night for 18 miles to Anderson Pass. Climbed Kings and many others

Ryan Borzea

Ryan Borzea - Aug 23, 2012 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2012

Beautiful!  Sucess!

From Island Lake in the Henry's Fork we took the Gunsight Shortcut. First ones to summit that day at about 9:30AM!! Took the Toilet Bowel back down and across the basin back to camp. Love this hike/summit, what a beautiful area!

hiker4man - Aug 20, 2012 10:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012

Weird wilderness  Sucess!

Weird experience. Saw a person flying a kite, incisive barking dog w/o owner near the shoot. Lot's of horses without owners. awesome day for a hike. Nice solo time with some great weather. saw two moose on this trip!


polarjud - Aug 14, 2012 8:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2012

With Bill and wonderdog Toby  Sucess!

I started about 1 AM from near Little Superior Lake in the Garfield Basin. Got to the saddlepoint at Anderson Pass about 6 AM. Happened to meet up with Bill and his wonderdog Toby there. We three got the top around 8 AM. Great views.


patascent - Aug 13, 2012 12:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012

Trail Run/Summit Scramble  Sucess!

Approached from Henry's Fork. Jogged most of the trail below Gunsight then scrambled to the summit. There was a storm approaching so we only stayed at the summit for about 20 minutes. We got caught in some heavy rain/hail on the way out and took shelter in some small trees for awhile but still made it back to the car in about 10 hours. Fun day trip with my friend Tony.


strongbadreggie - Aug 10, 2012 6:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2012

Great conditions  Sucess!

As warm on top of the mountain as it was down at Dollar Lake. Gentle breeze, 75 degrees, bright sunshine, perfect conditions!


dstevenson0204 - Aug 2, 2012 5:30 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2012

3rd State HP  Sucess!

Fun backpacking trip with my friend and dog. Camped in the trees on the way up. Reached the summit the next morning. Camped one more night and just hung out on the mountain. It was a lot of fun. This was the last hike I went on with my dog. He got hit by a car 2 days after we got back. Great last memories with him!


Redwic - Jul 31, 2012 10:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012

State HP #42!  Sucess!

Technically, this was a solo hike, but another day-hiker (fellow State HPer "John" from Cincinnati) caught up to me near Dollar Lake and we continued the rest of the ascent together. It was very nice to have company. It was very grueling to do this as a day-hike, with only less than one hours' sleep in a 36-hour timeframe, when the hike was complete. My legs and feet did not appreciate this long single-day jaunt, but this weekend would be full of all of the classic elements of a solo out-of-state Redwic peakbagging trip: Long drives, long hikes, little sleep.


rmjwinters - Jun 26, 2012 10:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2012

Kings Emmons Traverse  Sucess!

Hit the summit of Kings around 8am. Started the day before from Swift Creek. Bivy in upper Yellowstone basin. Climbed Henrys Fork peak and made traverse over Kings to Emmons and Glacier Peak. Exited via Swift Creek on the 19th.


cweight - May 28, 2012 10:36 pm

Something clicked inside  Sucess!

I climbed this peak years ago as a young teenager with my father. Something clicked on this hike. I knew that I would be doing a lot more hiking and summiting in my life to come.

Nyle Walton

Nyle Walton - Mar 24, 2012 6:58 am

Re: Route Climbed: gunsight pass Date Climbed: July 29,2000

Why don't you try something really challenging like the Grand Teton? Kings Peak is so unimpressive that it gets lost among all the nearby hills.


RockDaddy - Jan 9, 2012 3:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

Awesome First  Sucess!

First summit ever. Unforgettable


utahjimk - Nov 9, 2011 4:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2005

first time ...  Sucess!

with Jeff Sanderson

haynster - Oct 24, 2011 5:01 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2001

Did it

Approached via the Henry's Fork route, spent 4 days... 1 hiking in, 1 fishing, 1 climbing peak, 1 hiking out.


PrinceOfNorway - Oct 21, 2011 5:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2008

Kings in 3 days  Sucess!

Yeah, 3 days up Kings was so relaxing. Getting caught in a thunderstorm and seeing lightning strike near us wasn't so relaxing. This is a very beautiful climb. Thanks Kings!

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