Malan's Peak and Basin Climber's Log

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David Mortensen - Nov 23, 2017 1:59 pm Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2017

Malans  Sucess!

My wife and I hiked via Taylor Canyon on Thanksgiving morning. The weather was really nice with just a little snow near the top. We enjoyed the nice views of Ogden.


brekgrover - Oct 11, 2016 2:08 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2016

Taylor Canyon  Sucess!

Beautiful fall hike with my sister, brother in law, and wife. Great day in the mountains!


BKiser90 - Jul 18, 2016 8:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2016

Down From Mt. Ogden  Sucess!

Came down from Snowbasin while mapping weeds. Bad trail down to the basin. Thanks to whoever tied some pink tape to trees to mark the route. Beautiful view from the peak.


brekgrover - May 14, 2016 11:16 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2016

Taylor Canyon  Sucess!

Via Taylor Canyon with Phet and Liam. Went over to Malans Basin as well.


brekgrover - May 9, 2015 2:03 am Date Climbed: May 8, 2015

Taylor Canyon  Sucess!

Quick run/hike up and down with my son after work. 1:09:03 round trip


brekgrover - May 6, 2015 12:38 am Date Climbed: May 5, 2015

Taylor Canyon  Sucess!

Quick run / hike from 27th street after work. 1:10:20 round trip


brekgrover - May 4, 2015 12:05 am Date Climbed: May 3, 2015

Via Taylor Canyon  Sucess!

Ran / walked up from 27th street with my son and wife. Back to the car in 1 hour 14 minutes. Nice sunset!


brekgrover - Apr 12, 2015 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2015

Taylor Canyon  Sucess!

Quick trip up with Phet Grover and Sara Feltcher


brekgrover - May 4, 2014 11:51 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2014

Taylor Canyon  Sucess!

Quick trip up the standard Taylor Canyon Route. Continued on to the basin. Lots of people out today.


ZeeJay - Jan 12, 2014 8:00 pm Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2014

Nice view point  Sucess!

Thank you Ogdenites for the nice packed trail. Great view point at the top.


scgrant - Oct 30, 2013 8:46 pm Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2013

Malans  Sucess!

10/30/2013 After spending several hours hiking around Antelope Island, we drove back to Ogden and decided to add Malans Peak to the schedule. We started at the 29th street trailhead and reached the top in 55 min. After a quick hike down, I made my way back to SLC.


CacheMACS - Jul 17, 2012 1:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2012

Malan's Peak  Sucess!

A brief walk up from 27th and into Taylors Canyon the trail is smooth very gradual and then you cross the bridge to the Malans and the fun is over or has it just begun. There is nothing gradual anymore it is up from here on out. You start taking very long switchbacks until you are top, which surprised me once I past the first long switchback didnt take too long. This trail is in really good shape and moderate to travel. A little rocky on the first leg, just watch your step and your head as you round the first going into the second there is a little overhang you have to dodge. I probably wouldnt have been so worn out by this one if I didnt start so late at night, give yourself plenty of time. I had to run down before it got to dark. The sunset was magnificent from the Peak.


Bun84067 - May 30, 2012 11:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2012

Multiple climbs  Sucess!

7/14/12 - Exploring in the Basin
Headed up late in the day. It was really muggy as it had rained earlier. Tried to find a trail leading up to Mount Ogden. Found bits and pieces of trail, but not a clear, obvious path. Ran across the biggest rattlesnake I've seen, sunning on a rock near the river, half a mile or so above the Basin plaque. The snake spooked me, and I turned around shortly thereafter.

7/1/12 - Fast peak bag
Hurried up and back. Hot. Tired. No snakes.

6/27/12 - Waterfall Loop
Started up Waterfall Canyon, climbed the "chute", up and over into Malan's Basin, over to the Peak, and then down the switchbacks. A great hike!

5/28/12 - No Snow -
Hiked up to the peak and then the basin and then down through Waterfall Canyon. Saw a rattlesnake at the peak. All of the snow is gone. The plants in the basin are starting to sprout up, but the trail is easy to follow from the basin to Waterfall.

3/17/12 - Still Icy
Started up around 5:00 p.m. A little windy, especially at top.
Most of the snow is gone at the bottom, but the switchbacks still have lots of ice. As Collinshepherd said, bring your Yaks or Microspikes.

2/21/12 - In the dark and snow II
Climbed it again after work with my wife and Kadee. There was fresh snow on the trail, but it was relatively well-packed and not icy. Didn't use Microspikes or Yaks. A great night.

2/17/12 - In the dark and snow
Started up at 6:00 p.m. Put on Microspikes and a headlamp at the first good viewpoint around sunset. Gorgeous views. Hit the peak in the dark. Back to the car by 8:00.
The trail was nicely packed but not icy. The spikes made it easy to descend without having to worry about traction. A great hike!

1/14/12 - Malan's Peak with pup
What a gorgeous day! Took my little 8-month old Shih Tzu up. There was fresh snow and no ice. A great hike!


collinshepherd - Mar 16, 2012 12:17 pm Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2012

Malan's in Feb.

Can't remember the exact day but it was a nice little hike. Trail was solid ice so bring some Yaks


brekgrover - Feb 5, 2012 10:16 pm Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2012

Ice all the way  Sucess!

Quick trip up before the superbowl. The trail was hard pack ice the whole way. Beautiful day!


brekgrover - Dec 19, 2011 12:19 am Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2011

Taylor's Canyon  Sucess!

Quick trip up with my wife and son to get above the inversion. Amazing views on top with the inversion below. Warm with blue skies. Enjoyed lunch on top. Fun day!


Garfimi - Jun 20, 2011 3:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2011

Taylor Canyon  Sucess!

Not really a peak, but more like a look out point. Either way it is a nice, steep hike and the creek is ragin right now. I was up and down in a couple of hours. Great hike to do in the Ogden area if you want something steep and will get your lungs burning.


americanswiss - Feb 24, 2011 3:00 am

Malan  Sucess!

Uuuuuh . . this is not a peak.


brekgrover - Feb 6, 2011 10:27 pm Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2011

Quick Trip Up  Sucess!

Liam and I took a quick trip up this morning to burn a few calories before putting them all back watching the super bowl. Beautiful on top. Warm and no wind.


brekgrover - Jan 2, 2011 7:35 pm Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2011

First summit for little guys  Sucess!

Took a trip up with my brother in law, my wife & son &my little 7 year old nephew who bagged his first summit with his little sister Eden who my brother in law carried up in a kid pack (sucks to be him!) 17 degrees today, but warm once you start working. The summit was cold and windy. Fun day to share the freedom of the hills with the little ones!


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