Ran from Church Fork to Elbow Fork by way of the ridge from Grandeur Peak to Mt Aire, ~11 miles. Used a bicycle shuttle. I've run the next two ridges to the north, and this one scratched up my legs the most; whoever wrote the bushwhacking is not so bad, was probably wearing long pants and boots, not swim trunks and Vibram Five Fingers. Between the bushwhacking delays and the fact that it was my first run in a couple months, I ran out of food, water, and stamina before reaching Mt Aire, but I forced myself up (had to walk) anyway, and it was a beautiful day of pink bigtooth maples and yellow box elders, with some aspens also starting to go off.
Had a strained thigh, so was looking for an easy and flat walk...this wasn't it. Summitted Mt Aire in a less than spectular time, enjoyed the outstanding view, declared victory and limped down the hill.
Started from Maple Grove because the road was still closed above there. Went up the Elbow Fork trail.
Did the same hike 6/26.
Don't consider Millvue a peak, but Aire and Church Fork are great peaks in their own right. Just East of Church Fork Peak is a grove of trees and thick vegitation that provides lovely shade on a hot day. Nice wildflower area too. Came up from Burch Hollow. Pristine views to the South of Millcreek's mountains and thick evergreen forest. Seperate day up Burch Hollow to do Mount Aire. Extremely faint trail exists on North side of ridge to meet saddle below Mount Aire. Many toads on the way. Descent via Elbow Fork.
I've never climbed Church Fork, but I've been to the summits of Mt Aire and Millvue lots of times ski touring in the winter. The views from both peaks are really great.
Mount Aire (12 times): 1/8/11, 1/16/10, 1/17/09, 4/21/07, 2/4/06, 12/11/05, 1/8/05, 11/20/04, 4/24/04, 1/25/03, 11/24/02, 5/13/01
Church Fork Peak (6 times): 1/8/11, 2/13/10, 1/16/10, 1/17/09, 2/4/06, 1/2/05
Fun short hike. :)
Hiked with Caroline, Dustin, John, and Kathleen. We were going to hike Mount Raymond but were rained out and turned around after a half mile. Once down Big Cottonwood, the weather cleared so we decided to do a quicker Mount Aire run. Short but fun. Encountered a horny toad at the top which was quite friendly. Couldn't find a marker or register though which left me disappointed.
#2 - 7/8/17 33rd bday trail run with Beans
Had to do an extra mile to get to Millvue, because the winter gate was still locked. It opens July 1. Went via Elbow Fork.
03/07/10: Successful summit with Ashley. This was her first true summit.
Great one to take the dogs
Climbed today via Elbow Fork with my boy. Great day. Only saw one other guy who said he had a Moose encounter near the saddle. We saw tons of Moose tracks and scat, but no animals (thankfully). Very muddy and granular snow up top as to be expected this time of year. Great mountain with great views!
Why are these peaks grouped together?
01/08/2011 Traverse from Grandeur to Mt Aire.
02/13/2010 Millcreek ridge traverse from Grandeur west ridge to Mt. Aire saddle. Lots of snow, scary cracks forming on the steep lumps of soft snow. Joe and I looked for an hour or more to find a safe place to top the rocky west ridge of Church Fork peak.
Only did Aire due to bad weather. First peak in Utah!
Traversed Mount Aire - unnamed peak - Millvue. The bushwhacking was a little tricky in Chacos but a great hike and recommendable to all.
Elbow Fork route. Did this hike in the evening with my brother in law. Great trail that is shaded the majority of the time. Nice elevation change, with amazing views at the top.
Traversed East from Grandeur, over Church Fork Peak and up to Mt Aire, then back down Elbow fork and to the shuttle car. A nice long workout.
I had climbed it many times over the years, finally got around to skiing it last February had some great lines on 5 different chutes, I'll attach some ski photo's.
Climbed Mt. Aire from elbow fork. Very shady nice hike, but harder than Circle all Peak.
nice easy, spoonish peak to climb. did it under 3 hrs round trip