nice easy, spoonish peak to climb. did it under 3 hrs round trip
Nice quick morning hike to Mount Aire on a nice shady trail. This was my 84th time up here since I started keeping track. I've also done Church Fork Peak 6 times and Millvue 5 times.
Mount Aire from Elbow Fork
Bushwhacked up Churk Fork Peak from the Mill Creek Canyon and traversed over the mountain on a beautiful June day. In February I snowshoed up Mt. Aire and Millvue Peak on consecutive weeks as part of my recovery from a clavicle fracture.
I climbed Mount Aire on February 22, 1949, Washington's Birthday. As teenagers, we had just read the books by Richard Halliburton whose climb of the Matterhorn and Popocatepetl inspired us to climb the hill just east of Salt Lake City. We dubbed the hill "Mount Halliburton," which we still call it to this day. Only decades later did we learn its real name.
We could not have asked for a better day. The gate was closed and from the gate to the TH we encountered several folks (and dogs)but after the TH we only saw a few others all day. The weather was great and the view from the summit was fantastic.
snowshoed up Mt. Aire with Scott W (climb14ers). Everyone and their dog was in Millcreek Canyon today.
A great way to get some outside exercise!
Great hike! It is an easy hike, but since I am so out of shape it kicked my trash. Only way to get into better shape though is to just keep going!! I hiked it with cubicleslave and soccerman.
Climbed it with soccerman and a couple of other friends. A piece of cake.
It was a nice easy hike. Not too tough, but still a great view up top.
I don't know what I was thinking doing this in the summer, very pretty, but man between aire and Millvue was some gnarly bushwacking, actually throughout the hike there was alot. No water, hella hot. Still had fun but if you want to do the whole ridge I would recomend winter.
Bagged this one on a Birch Hollow/Church Fork Trail loop.
Did this as a snowshoe, we were on a Millcreek ridge run when the weather turned nasty, so we had to descend quickly, bagged Mt. Aire at the same time.
11/15/2005 Mt. Aire from Elbow Fork
5/2000 Started at Church Fork and climbed Grandeur and Church. A couple days later climbed Mt. Aire from Elbow Fork.
Good to climb in the evening after work because it is so short. A little steep in parts but nothing terribly bad.
This is a great hike, being from Oregon I haven't hiked much in Utah, this was my first trip to the state. It's a pretty easy hike that takes about an hour up without snow. I found the "shady South side" not really all that shady, something about the South side of a hill will do that I guess. Bring extra water if the weather is hot, you'll want it.
It's nice to know someone of a later generation enjoys hiking in the Wasatch. I would appreciate it if you would contact Ronald DeWaal who claims to have climbed Mount Aire twelve times. His phone number is in the Salt Lake phone book (801-533-0523 I think). He's too old and backward to use a computer.
Came from the birch hollow trail and summited the ridge to the east. My brother and I saw the most beautiful sunset ever. The whole ridge was caked in a neon pink color. Took a nasty bushwack over to the ridge below Mt.Aire and then summited. Came back down elbow fork trail and walked back to the car. Also summited on 04/25/05
Fun winter climb. I wish I brought crampons.