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.
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.
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.
Awesome snowshoe. I like the area between the summer trailhead and the ridge, preety forest. After the ridge, the final hike up the summit was on very sun crusted snow. I am grateful for really agressive snowshoes, though I still might have wanted to bring my crampons.
I remember it being steep in parts and hot. Good views to the east.
Great skiing off the North/east bowl, but awful avy danger and terrible alder bushwhacking in the lower drainage on the ski out.
Exhilerating run from the lower pipeline trailhead (as the gate is still closed to elbow fork) to the summit of Mt. Aire. It took me 1 hr 2 min and 3 sec to from trailhead to touching the summit log. As you can see I am a little obsessed with timing myself. I also saw a cougar in this area last year (2004) on the pipeline trail just below elbow fork very near the road. I accidently "snuck up" on it from behind while mountain biking. When my brain finally registered what it was I slammed on my brakes which squeaked and spooked it so it took off. I was glad it ran off, but couldn't help wishing I could've had more time to admire it.