Nice short hike, good views of some bigger mountains, went over to peak 10,420 also.
My 6th time at the summit. Of course, snow all the way, but many spots were surprisingly thin, evidence of below-normal-snowfall this season in the Wasatch. With good friends Lana and Kim. Beautiful views throughout the climb but a fast-moving storm brought wind and snow and forced us off of the rock-strewn summit. Took about 1.5 hours up and 1+15 down. Seventh time on the summit was part of the Brighton Ridge Run on 9-04-07 with Brent, Lana and Kim. 8th time on top part of Brighton Ridge Run with Brent on 7-29-08. This variation of the ridge run begins at Bear Trap Fork TH below the Silver Fork Lodge in BCC and, for us, included Silver Peak, Scott Peak, Guardsman Peak, 10,420', Clayton and Preston Peaks. There was a mailbox at the summit of Clayton Peak but we didn't have time to look inside! 9th on 4-21-09 See write up of ridge run on Mt. Wolverine summit log. #10 4-20-10 Part of Brighton Ridge run w/ Brent, Dave and Walt. Hit 9 10ers with Millicent being the last. #11 on 9-14-10 w/ JP Lewis. Bear Trap Fork to Desolation Peak and south along all of them to here. Down to Brighton parking lot and thumbed a ride down to the car at the Bear Trap Fork "trailhead." #13 12-27-11 Solo Brighton Ridge winter ridge run from Guardsman Peak to Twin Lakes Pass. Lots of exposed boulders on top of this one! #14 8-2-14 Part of mini ridge run, from Brighton parking lot. 15 & 16 12-24 & 12-27-2014 Along with peak 10420 & Tri-county peak.
Had some awesome views up there, met a few nice people on top and climbing up. Also, got stung by a bee on the summit. Nice little hike.
I put off climbing this peak because I thought it to be too easy and therefore unrewarding. I was wrong. I climbed it from Guardsman Pass and assended a couple of smaller peaks first. The wildflowers were vibrant, the rocky ridge before the summit was fun and we had a Golden Eagle fly close overhead just as we approached the summit. I could see over twenty peaks that I have been on from from here. A great short hike!
A very easy hike with great views at the top. Fun for the whole family
My seventh peak as part of the Brighton Ridge Run. I had the mountain to myself, and a spiritual experience on the top reading the 'mail' left in the box. Too bad the mountain is marred by the ski run, but still a natural beauty. I quite enjoyed the rock stairs trail to the top.
Also climbed 7/18/04.
August 3, 2003 - First hike up Clayton Peak (Mount Majestic) was from Snake Creek Pass above Brighton.
August 9, 2013 - Hiked from Guardsman Pass with Peak 10,420.
Another enjoyable half day peak. I found the route from Guardsman Pass (you can avoid the private property) to be more interesting than the standard Brighton route.
Nice hike. Beautiful wildflowers. I went on to hike Pioneer Peak, Sunset Peak, Mt Tuscarora, Mt Wolverine, Mt Millicent, and the Honeycomb Cliffs in a nice ridgerun gaining over 6,000 ft