Headed up to Raymond after Gobblers. Definitely steeper than GK. The scramble was short and sweet compared to other mountains in the central Wasatch. The views from the top were great. Came up from Butler Fork.
My second time on the summit of Mt. Raymond. This time from the Millcreek Canyon side and Bowman Fork Trail. My first ascent was from Butler Fork. Hiked with RDB. Beautiful day! Few people on the trail. Supposedly, you can get to the summit from the Porter Fork Trail, too, but we couldn't figure out where it meets the saddle (Baker Pass) below the summit.
I went up Porter's Fork and around Mount Raymond to Bowman saddle, then up the Northeast ridge. I got to the last little knife edge section and missed the trail that went to the left. I instead went to the right and got caught on a cliff face. There was a little chute that I was going to try and up climb to get back on the east side of the knife edge. As I stepped across a little gap, the old rotting log that I stepped on gave way, and tumbled off the cliff. I face planted onto the cliff and tried to get as many points of contact as I could. I was on the phone with my cousin and he heard the phone go off the cliff. I don't know how I didn't fall off the 40 foot drop as well. But something kept me clinging on. I was able to climb out of that situation and find my way to the bottom of the cliff to try and find my phone. It is lost forever. But i made it to the summit for a few shaky minutes. I was still pretty disturbed from what had just happened. And I got off the mountain as quickly as possible. About 13 miles round trip.
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I hiked this alone since none of my kids would go. It was very pleasant and I could go at my own pace. Loved the climb from Butler Fork- very pretty canyon. Raymond is a very cool but not as popular peak.
Ascended and descended via Butler Fork. The knife edge looks bad but is pretty short and basic class 3 moves will get you across it. Views from the top are outstanding!
Butler Fork - 06/26/2014
Great hike and peak with a nice scramble to the summit. People who don't climb peaks regularly should not underestimate the class 3 scramble; however, the rock offers many deep hand and footholds. Nice little beginner's bouldering section. I soloed this one.
Fun hike with a nice bit of scrambling at the end. Clear day with nice views of the cottonwood ridge mountains and salt lake valley
A nice variety of foliage on the way up; a proper view from the top. A very pleasant hike.
Climbed for the first time today with my wife and members of the Wasatch Mountain Club. Beautiful day! The class 3 scrambling towards the top was fun! Great day in the mountains.
Hiked up Butler Fork with my wifey and cousin. I need to return here to run it along with Gobblers and Dog Lake.
The last mountain I climbed on the Wildcat Ridge. Good views of the Cottonwood ridge and Butler Fork. Spent 40 minutes at the top to get my energy back so I could run down Butler Fork.
Did this with Gobblers Knob. The knife edge was fun.
Skinned up from Butler Fork on what turned out to be a very warm day. Snow was wet and heavy by the time I hit the summit a little after noon making for a cautious ski down.
Hit this after Raymond. Honestly I thought this was easier than the Knob, but that's probably because the 3rd class bit was fun. It would probably be even better in winter, so hopefully it starts snowing soon.
Too hot for late September, but I had a great time prancing around underneath the senescing aspen, peeping some bull moose, and scrambling across this knife edge ridge. Super fun mountain!
I felt like I was in the middle of a John Denver song on this hike up from Butler's Fork. The view was stunning, the scramble an absolute blast, and the company was wonderful. I have to admit that this is the better peak between Gobbler's Knob and Raymond. I would do the knob right after. The leaves were stunning, and the smoke that was creeping through the layers of mountains really added a beautiful element to the vistas.
My wife and I ran up without high expectations but I ended up really enjoying the scramble and the views of the Cottonwood Ridge from the top are phenomenal.
Tough scramble up the south west ridge/slope. Fun hike.
Snowshoed up from BCC via Butlers fork, took about 3.5 hours up, and 2 or so down. Nice views. Two were on the peak when we arrived and two others arrived after us. Turned out I knew 3 of the 4!!! Small world.