Mount Powell Climber's Log

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ZeeJay

ZeeJay - Nov 20, 2016 7:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2016

Powell  Sucess!

9/19/2016 Via Elkhorn Crossing and north ridge.

3/8/2012 Skied via the north ridge. See TR.

10/17/2009 Via Elkhorn Crossing with nebben and Moogie737. Exceptionally nice fall day.

6/30/2009 Via Dahlgreens

5-14-2009 Started at the Henrys Fork TH about 5:35am with Brent and Lana. We followed the trail as best as we could to the vicinity of Elk Horn Crossing. The first two miles had almost no snow and then there was a mix of snow and bare spots, but we were able to stay on top for the most part without snowshoes. We put our snow shoes on, left the trail, and headed cross country to the gully west of Bear Lake. We ascended the gully up to the north ridge of Mount Powell. Once on top, this ridge seems to go forever and is very flat until right before the summit. It was unpleasantly windy on the ridge, but otherwise the weather was great. It took 7 hours to get to the top. On the way back we encountered incredibly mushy snow and sank in to our knees in places even with snowshoes on. The mile before and the mile after Elkhorn were really slow going. I thought it was going to be dark by the time we got back but we got out about 7:15 for a total of 13 hours and 40 min. It was about 21 miles RT and we just went to the highest summit.

7-31-2007 Started at Dahlgreen's TH. It didn't look like it got much use. I took the western most trail but soon lost it but just continued south until I hit an obvious trail presumably coming from China Meadows which I followed to above treeline. Then I just followed the long, flat ridge to the summit. Went to the 2 other summits also. Broke my finger in a stupid fall almost as far away from the car as I could be. A pretty ominous thunderstorm was brewing so on the way back I ran to get off of the open ridge. It rained off and on all the way back. 21.5 miles RT, 10 hr 35 min

yadahzoemtn

yadahzoemtn - Nov 3, 2014 9:29 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2009

Via Henry's Fork  Sucess!

With Brent and Judy

mattleggett

mattleggett - Sep 22, 2014 2:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2014

Powell-Kings-S. Kings  Sucess!

Hiked to Smiths Fork Pass then scrambled the western approach before hiking the ridge to Kings. Unfortunately missed out on Henry's Fork peak after dropping down too far on the western side of the ridge.

apachedino

apachedino - Oct 27, 2011 9:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2011

From Wilson  Sucess!

Excellent traverse from Powell. That saddle is very high and didn't take too much of a drop. Looped down the very long ridge and back to China meadows. Unseasonably hot day.

jhardink

jhardink - Oct 16, 2011 6:12 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2011

North Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed via the easy north ridge, which I gained near Bear Lake in Henrys Fk. After the summit, I dropped east into Henrys Fk and made camp over on the eastern side of the basin. Had to walk through a sheep farm in the southwest section of the basin- there were thousands (no exaggeration) of sheep of there. I felt bad for anyone getting their water from the vicinity of Henrys Fork Lake- couldn't have tasted good!

Mooner

Mooner - Sep 25, 2011 3:49 pm

Up I go

9/24/11 traversed from Wilson to Powell and took the ridge back to China Meadows TH. Great day with 5700 vert at altitude

Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Sep 25, 2011 1:59 am Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2011

Nice  Sucess!

Traverse from Wilson Peak, looped back to China Meadows.

nebben

nebben - Oct 22, 2009 1:39 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2009

Quite beautiful  Sucess!

I had a great trip with Moogie737 and ZeeJay. The different perspective of Kings and the other 13ers near it is quite amazing. We saw eagle footprints on the summit snow too.

Moogie737

Moogie737 - Oct 18, 2009 7:22 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2009

North summit from Henrys Fork TH  Sucess!

With ZeeJay & nebben. 11+30 R/T. Spectacular day - some snow, unlimited visibility and light breezes. Lollygagged on the summit for almost 45 minutes it was so nice. One doesn't get this kind of day very often in the High Uintas; it was a divine gift in my opinion.

utclimber - Aug 18, 2009 8:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009

Long Day  Sucess!

Starting from China Meadows, I climbed Wilson Peak and Mt. Powell in a day. On the way up I went by Red Castle Lake, climbed Wilson Peak, descended towards the Smiths Fork pass, and up Mt. Powell. Total distance was around 33 miles, which took 12 hours 35 minutes.

byates

byates - Aug 10, 2009 10:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2009

First of four peak traverse  Sucess!

Via Lake Blanchard Route. First peak of a traverse of Powell, Henry's Fork Peak, King's and Dome.

madsjim

madsjim - Aug 6, 2005 7:04 pm

Route Climbed: Via Cliff Lake Date Climbed: August 5, 2005  Sucess!

I climbed to the South Summit via Cliff Lake through Henrys Fork Basin. From below it looked like the tallest summit, but when we got to the top it was the smallest. We didn't have much time because of impending rainstorms so we didn't touch the other summits. What fooled me was the round US Geological survey marker cemented to a rock. Anyways, it is an easy summit and nobody ever goes there!

Scott

Scott - May 24, 2005 7:10 pm

Route Climbed: Lake Blanchard Date Climbed: August (?) 1991

Summitted Powell in August 1991 or there abouts. Nice peak. We also climbed Flat Top (north ridge of Powell, rather than a seperate mountain) over New Years Eve, 2000, though we originally planned to try for Kings.

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