I took my 17 year old son and 11 year old daughter to the North Peak via Monument Trail Head. Beautiful day. Looks very dry this year. This is a great day hike. Beautiful views. I was proud watching my daughter scramble to the top.
Via the North route around North pk. Great views despite smoke from the fire south by 15/70 junction. No bears is good bears.
Great directions from the SummitPost page and assistance from Dan Ransom's report (linked on this page) made this easy to plan. At this time there's no snow and the trail is well marked. The Nebo Scenic Byway is incredible, too, and makes for a great drive to the TH.
Started from Monument Trailhead--hiked via the Nebo Bench Trail--and then bushwacked up to Wolf Pass--then on to the summit. We hiked down via the North Trail. Great Hike! Very few people when compared to Mt. Timpanogos!
Left the Mona Pole (Monument TH area)dirt parking area at 7:30 and arrived at Andrews Ridge TH at 3:30. In between, lots of wonderful ridge scrambling including over North Peak. Taking the ridges wherever possible is the best route entirely. 3+12 to the north Nebo summit, 1+10 to the south Nebo summit. Great group of John, Lana, Anne, Judy, Dave and myself. Big wildfire at the southern junction of Nebo Scenic Loop and Highway 132 closed the southern exit, but we had planned to exit to the north, so it worked out fine! This was my 4th time at the north summit of Nebo. Fifth time was the entire Nebo ridge from the Andrews Ridge TH to the Monument TH including the ridge between the south and north summits. Total time for this 12-mile batch of fun was 8 hours. With Brent and Lana. 6th time today (June 19, 2008) from the Monument TH. 3+45 to the north summit with crampons necessary ascending to the North Peak ridge. 7+00 exactly for r/t. Nice glissading. Thanks to Tracy, Anne & Lana for their helpful contributions. Seventh time 8-26-08 as part of the ridge run from south to north - again. Eight hours less 2 minutes. Thanks to Dave, Brent & Lana. #8 6-16-12 via Monument TH 3+24 up. Bluebird day. #9 7-19-14 WMC ridge run south to north plus North Peak. 8+20 IVD. #10 8-29-15 Mit Yz und Hunden. 3+40 up. Via Mona Pole TH.
Very scenic and not very demanding hike. Probably a Wasatch classic. Not as good as Lone Peak or Timp, but excellent nonetheless.
Full TR here: http://www.danransom.com/TripReports/?p=68
Fun hike for the 4th! The route is totally clear of snow now and the hike was great.
Still a snow cap on the immediate top that you need to traverse around. The snow is so soft that if you begin to fall, it is very difficult to self arrest with an axe. I turned around due to time restraints (after one scary slide), but within a few weeks Nebo should be clear of snow.
Reminded me of Timp, with the trail going all the way to the top. One nice glissade off of the ridge north of North Peak, but almost no snow left along the entire trail. 1000's of ladybugs shared the summit with me, where I also found some interesting invertebrate fossils. Neat!
I did the south summit in July 1996, armed with outdated information as to which summit is the highest. I have now (as of Aug 25 2007) also done the north and middle summits from the north side. I went with the Wasatch Mountain Club this time. There were some outstanding views and lighting once it became partly cloudy, and some fun easy scrambling at a couple of points between the north and middle summits.
Climbed with my friend John to the north summit on a beautiful sunny day. Ran into a group of Boy Scouts kicking around up there. Also passed a couple of fellow BYU students who were climbing pretty recklessly. There were hunters out that day, and we heard several shots. Made me a little nervous, and made me wish I was wearing bright orange. :)
We took the north ridge route to the north summit of Mt. Nebo. We started at 9200 feet from the trailhead that's about 1/2 mile down a dirt road at the Monument Trailhead parking lot and then followed basically the same route described by Hyrum Wright at http://hiking.hyrumwright.org/hike/Mount_Nebo. Round-trip distance was 9.2 miles; gross elevation gain was 3800 feet, while the net elevation gain was about 2700 feet. We didn't cross any snow, and there were no sections that were very tricky, although we did need to use our hands in a couple places.
Trailhead around 7am, summit 11am.
My pictures are available at http://www.brucec.net/pictures/nebo2006/
Near record temps for our annual late April Nebo hike. We go via a little used route beginning NE of Mona on the Mona Pole Road. Starting at the mouth of Pole Canyon gives you over 6000 feet of vertical, but because the road had been graded recently, Lee drove 1.7 miles and 1600 vertical feet up canyon before parking!
Attempted several times, only to be turned around thisclose to the summit each time. I love it when I'm there and hate it when she tells me no. But I'll always go back.
We had a group of 6 people along with us for this climb. The climb was uneventful and the views were spectacular as many of the Aspen trees were showing off their Fall colors. We camped near the TH that night and enjoyed a nice campfire and camradarie.
I climbed with my son and a friend. We are rank amatuers so this was a good, climb and a little scary in places. That long, sharp ridge on the North route is amazing. What a wonderful feeling to come out on top at almost 12,000 ft. We couldn't stay long as thunderstorms were rolling in. We no sooner got down to the 10,000 foot saddle than the peak was covered in clouds and the rain started to fall. The thunder rolled, one after the other, for most of our trip down. It was a great day. I drive by this peak every day on the way to and from work. It's great knowing I've been up there.
I climb Nebo every year as a training hike
Came along the Nebo loop road and climbed via the north peak route, very steep scree slope towards the end was killer, but overall we had it easy by skipping out on most of the possible elevation gain on the drive. Need to come back to actually summit the North Peak as I am now (but not then)trying to get all of the Wasatch 11,000's. Huge avalanche debrie on the first part of the trek, couldn't believe the size of the trees layed out.
April 2010, summitted via Pole Creek with splitboard and rode the gorgious wide north coulior down and out. Not to be missed.
Climbed this one today with a friend. Alot steeper than I thought at first. Very nice cool day, we had the summit all to ourselves, the group ahead of us was already down when we got there. Nice views as well.
Climbed the south summit via Andrews Ridge trail with Susan in August 2005. Stunning wildflowers and a variety of wildlife -- lots of humble bees just below the ridgeline. One of my favorite Wasatch hikes.
Another beautiful hike. Still a few patches of snow on the route.