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!
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.
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.
As warm on top of the mountain as it was down at Dollar Lake. Gentle breeze, 75 degrees, bright sunshine, perfect conditions!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
First summit ever. Unforgettable
with Jeff Sanderson
Approached via the Henry's Fork route, spent 4 days... 1 hiking in, 1 fishing, 1 climbing peak, 1 hiking out.
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!
Sept 2, 2011
Summited on a quick 2-day trip to the area. Climbed Mt Powell on the first day, then from a basecamp 2 miles below Gunsight Pass, I went over into Painter Basin and traversed the ridge from Trail Rider Pk to Kings. Saw few people buts lots of sheep (and I don't mean the wild kind!).
August 20, 2010
Climbed from Henrys Fk with a friend. Great weather, and delicious bourbon back at camp.
Sept 4, 2009
First time up. Climbed S Kings and Henrys Fk Pk as well.
Hiked in Saturday and camped in the last pines before Gunsight. Bagged the summit on Sunday morning, packed up and headed home. Awesome peak.
We ran into some heavy rain on the way down gunsight but it cleared up within an hour.
This is a long one. I think it's on par with Hood. My boxer made the summit. Still lots of snow. He then slept for 24 hours straight.
I had the summmit all to myself for the full 45 minutes I was up there beautiful blue bird day not a cloud in sight. I left Dollar Lake at 6:00 and summited at 10:45(not a spped record) this was my second visit up Henry's Fork. it's truly a magical place.
Via Henry's Fork. There was a new bridge to replace the one that washed out.
I enjoyed hiking the Utah highpoint with a couple of buddies on a relaxing 3-day backpacking trip.
Glad you had a successful hike and thanks for the trail info. I have friends heading to Kings. I'll be able to give them and other highpointers first hand knowledge about trail conditions. Keep Klimbin and be safe.