Layton Peak Comments

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Dmitry Pruss

Dmitry Pruss - Jul 29, 2007 2:47 am - Voted 10/10

the coords are way off

and the peak page needs to be attached to Wasatch North area page. Pretty nice start otherwise. (DD.DDD is the std coords format)


mountaingazelle - Jul 29, 2007 9:08 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: the coords are way off

Thanks for adding this. I climbed Layton Peak while trying to climb Thurston Peak from the north. I was unaware that it had a name or what people called it. I found the location of your coordinates. Your GPS says that is fairly close to a summit. Which one is it though?

Your coordinates: LAT: 41.0923 LONG: -111.8543

Mockba’s coordinates: LAT: 41.0975 LONG: -111.8508

Dmitry Pruss

Dmitry Pruss - Jul 29, 2007 9:11 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: the coords are way off

Is it this baby? A tad left from the Cabin Trail? Off the topo I read 41.0975°N, 111.8508°W - or in WGS84, that's 41° 5.85'N, 111° 51.10'W , a bit too far North vs. your coord set. Anyways it is much closer than the lat / lon spec'd on the page you composed. The ones you have on the page translate to 41° 8.10'N, 111° 55.14'W, good 5 miles off.


mountaingazelle - Jul 31, 2007 12:45 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Fixed the coordinates

Layton Peak sounds like a good name to me.

I zoomed up on the map as far as I could and it says that the elevation is 9,536 feet.


ZeeJay - Oct 19, 2013 12:36 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Fixed the coordinates

The correct coordinates for this peak are 41.09235 111.85496 and the correct elevation is 9571. Peak 9536 is the next bump to the north.


Scott - Oct 17, 2007 10:41 am - Hasn't voted


Make sure to enter the elevation on the page.


Moogie737 - May 1, 2016 6:45 pm - Voted 8/10

Miscellaneous comments

There is still a reference to the direction west when it should read east. We have GPSed the TH elevation at near 5,200' plus or minus a couple of feet. ZeeJay's elevation of 9,571' is within 2' of our GPS reading at the summit. That would make the elevation gain for the hike (without any undulation factor) of4,371'. So that needs to be addressed in the planning for the hike. Yes, the Community Trail is quite steep in spots. I would advise anyone doing this hike in January-early May to be advised that snow may make it difficult if not impossible to follow the trail above about 7,500'.

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