Easy in good weather
We hiked over from Dog Lake where we had camped the night before. We bagged Circle All Peak on the way. Even this year (2011) with all the precip we've had in Salt Lake, the drainages were all dry - so we hiked a mile down Butler Fork to the spring to refill our water bottles.
The scramble at the top of Raymond was pretty interesting. In a few spots I was a little nervous for the scouts with me but we had no problems. We descended Mill B North Fork to the parking lot - it was a long descent with our big packs.
Great hike. Loved it.
06/17/2006 Last summit on the Wildcat Ridge. Went down Millcreek. WMC
06/29/06 Did a two-fer, Raymond and Gobblers with Kim, Neo, and Samatha
08/17/14 w/Miko and Nala via Bowman. Bagged Gobblers along the way.
05/30/15 via Butler Fork
07/22/16 via Bowman
10/15/16 via Bowman
Three times. Mount Olympus Wilderness area is best in state. Big Cottonwood to Baker Pass to summit. Nice vegitation along the way.
The ascent up the ridge was difficult but well worth it! Three to four feet of snow in places! Its only October!!
06/05/10 via Wildcat Ridge with WMC Club
07/16/11 via Wildcat Ridge ended at Reynolds Peak
started at 3:45pm after class. steep trail up Alexander Basin, but very nice. Summitted Gobblers at 5:15pm. Over to Mt. Raymond-summit at 6:00pm. Back over Gobblers and back to the truck at 8pm. Some fun scrambing near the top of Raymond.
Hiked with Caroline via Butler Fork. Ended up taking a couple wrong turns but found the way eventually. Accidentally started up Gobblers Knob. Oops. Pretty windy at the summit. Took about 5 hrs round trip. Fun scramble at the top!
#2 - 6/17/17 trail run with Circle All on the way back
This is a great quick hike, with a nice scramble at the top. The trail from Mill B was busy, but had the summit to myself. I went down one of the chutes to connect with the Desolation trail and then back out of Mill B. Good choice as far as time, but I fell on my side and my cell phone took the brunt of my weight and I shattered the screen. Oh well! Literally ran into a HUGE bull moose right above the second small bridge. (I should stop listening to music with headphones while hiking) I have never been so close to a moose. A great peak to summit for my birthday.
Great hike, beautiful day. Started from Butler's Fork Trailhead... then ascended to the summit of Mount Raymond. If you're approaching from the East there is an interesting scramble (class 3) as you near the summit... really not too bad... but challenging enough that I wouldn't recommend taking a young kid (under 10). We descended down the SW slope and followed a faint trail that traversed the eastern part of the Wildcat Ridge until Lambs Canyon. We ended up traversing across a couple of couliers with some scree... took longer than we thought... but once we got to the top of Lambs Canyon it was easy going. I definitely have appreciation for those do the Wildcat Ridge from Mount Olympus to Mount Raymond in one day... that looks to be an extremely challenging hike! I highly recommend Mount Raymond... and definitely plan on doing this hike again in the Fall when the colors are out.
6-12-10 #57 and #58 From the S-turn via Mill B North. Rained and snowed for the first 2.5 hours but then I got lucky and it only precipitated intermittently after that. On my way down the 2nd time I met a guy coming up the trail who asked me how much further it was to Lake Blanche. Whoops!
2-28-08 #47 Beautiful snowshoe trip with Moogie737 via Butler Fork.
Hiked up from Butler Fork after paying a visit to Gobbler's Knob. No one was up there so I peed off the summit...
Great hike! Not too intense. Can definitely take a less inclined male with you on this hike to show them a thing or two about how beautiful the mountains are. Good, easy hike for sure.
Traversed from Gobblers via the E ridge. Much easier than it looks. Descended into Mill A and out via Butler Fork.
Had a bit of a scramble near the top (if you choose), wow. Report with pictures and map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/little_cottonwood_canyon/raymond/gobblers_knob_207.htm
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Hiked up and down this from BCC in about four hours on another beautiful summer afternoon with J. Elected to take 'shortcuts' up and down the chutes. Not recommended, haha, stick to the trail, it's faster and WAY less sketchy. Encountered some mountaineering chipmunks at the summit.
And came down one of the east chutes (I agree with renogurt this isn't the shortcut I thought it'd be). Original plans were for a pleasant afternoon walk to Circle-All peak, but changed my mind after the first mile and did Raymond instead. With my afternoon start, I needed my headlamp on the way down. There was knee-deep snow in a few spots on the ridge, but snow cover was inconsistent. A young bull moose was standing almost on the trail in lower Butler Fork and wouldn't budge, and snorted and thrashed the branches with his antlers when I tried to shoo him, so I ran back up the trail and bushwhacked up and around him, nearly getting cliffed out in the dark.
This is the last part of Wildcat ridge and I was worked. Note tod self: the chutes that come down from just below the summit are NOT a shortcut to the trail.
6-24-07: Butler Fork
10-14-07: Porter Fork and then onto Gobblers Knob