but I haven't been up here before. Got my chance at last when running the Speedgoat 50K. This summit graced mile 9 of Karl Metzler's famously brutal course (which also featured lesser summits such as Hidden Peak - twice - and Miller Hill, for the total of nearly 12,000 ft el gain). Lots of wildflowers along the trails!
Hiked up the Peruvian Gulch. Lots of scars on the mountain, but still a great workout. Plenty of shade for an early morning ascent.
Had a nice little late season ski descent.
East Ridge via Albion Basin: Successful climb and ski down 05/08/09
Climbed as part of the Bullion Divide from Cecret Lake with WMC
Climbed the main chute with SP user dunsum, in great snow conditions. Snow was firm and it made travel quick. This is a great late fall jaunt to get a workout and climb a nice couloir before the skiers get to it.
Beautiful day for a hike! Hiked up to Mount Baldy first, great views north and also south toward AF Twin Peaks, we then went and hit the summit of Sugarloaf. We had both summits all to ourselves, and saw only a handful of people once we passed Cecret Lake.
Went up to Cecret Lake several times, but never continued on to the summit of Mount Baldy. This time we took the tram up to Hidden Peak, and made the short traverse over to Baldy. There was still quite a bit of snow, and for awhile it looked like some thunderstorms might threaten our summit attempt, but all turned out well for our little boy Matthew's second summit.
Great stroll to this one, lots of company around. Trip map and pics at http://www.willhiteweb.com/little_cottonwood_canyon/sugarloaf/mount_baldy_140.htm
8:45am. Route started at gate/summer road. Traveled cross country towards Cecret Lake, then climbed steeper snow to saddle between Devils Castle on East and Sugarloaf on West. After summiting Sugarloaf (noon) traveled west and climbed East Ridge to Baldy Summit (1:15pm) Down climbed North Ridge until we found a smooth & continuous snowfield to glissade down. Continued NE glissading/cross country till we got back to the road. (3:45pm, 7 hours exactly w lots of stops)
Early morning skin up Collins gulch, @ top of wildcat ski lift moved to north ridge, skied the main chute all the way to the parking lot, great weather & views.
Went up Sugarloaf came down and then went up Baldy. Had the summit to myself, despite how crowded Cecret Lake was. Fun, fast hike.
I've only done it as part of the Bullion Ridege Run.
Nice hike from Albion Basin with Sugarloaf. Beautiful wildflowers, especially the purple flax. My 20th time up here.
Can from American Fork Twin Peaks and headed down the North West slope. Watch out for falling rocks!
Fun, short couloir climb. Nice to get crampons back on and feel the cold wind on your face. Ahhhhhh winter climbing. Skiing down the couloir wasn't that great, it was quite firm and icy, but skiing down the Ballroom and Wildcat in Alta Ski Area was nice. Good day out.
Climbed as part of the Bullion Traverse. Started at White Pine TH. Up white pine to White Baldy, Red Baldy, Red Top Mtn, American Fork East, West, and South Peak, Hidden Peak, Mt. Baldy, Sugarloaf, then down to Alta. Fun Day.
Hazy day; there must have been a fire somewhere. Also, April 12, 2008, I summitted twice (thanks to the Collins and Sugarloaf lifts) to ski Little Chute and Main Chute. I had a maladjusted binding and first turn into Main Chute, my ski popped off, and, with no leash or brakes, luckily didn't go down too far without me.
A quick hike from Albion Basin. Took a nap on the summit and got a nice sunburn on my legs. Great views of the AF Twins and Pfiefferhorn.