Mount Wire (Big Beacon) Climber's Log

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jamesmc2

jamesmc2 - Mar 3, 2013 2:24 am Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2012

Trail Run  Sucess!

Lung burning trail run to the summit.

CacheMACS

CacheMACS - Dec 26, 2012 12:01 pm Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2012

Fresh Snow  Sucess!

I have been wanting to get out and hike up to the Billboards for a long time. I always saw them on my many trips to the Zoo with my kids. I had plans this summer, but it was hot and miserable. So, with this fresh snow hitting the valley I thought I better give it a go. Coming from the Pioneer Park side or over by the Zoo, it got steep very quick. A constant view of my destination helped tremendously, slowly I made my way to the top. The views are well worth the hike.
While on top I of course visited the tower, checked out the benchmarks, and took several pictures. I took a slight breather and continued on to the living room area. I made it half way across and ran out of time, had to back track and start my way down the canyon. This is a great Loop trip and I look forward to my return for a better look at the living room. I might even drag the kids along with me for this one, I think they would have a ball.

Ryan Borzea

Ryan Borzea - Aug 29, 2012 4:59 pm Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2011

Great short summit for fall, winter, and spring  Sucess!

Great peak for the winter.
One of my favorites when the weather is poor or don't have allot of time. Summit'ed several times.

UTSteve

UTSteve - Jun 4, 2012 6:45 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2012

Great first hike of the season  Sucess!

2nd ascent. First was in May 2010 - that time up the south-facing trail from near the Hogle Zoo. That was a tougher version of this hike - few switchbacks - more or less straight up a long upclimb.

This time, we took the long-ish way up and back down - came from the technology park/museum area and stopped at the living room on the way up. Came down across the ridge above the living room and scrambled back to it on the way down. Took us about 4.5 hours including about an hour's worth of stops and lunch. Great way to start the season and a good early-season hike.

Joseph Bullough

Joseph Bullough - Apr 21, 2012 9:59 pm

Various ascents  Sucess!

Climbed 3 times:

4/21/12, 1/15/11 (x2)

Brita

Brita - Apr 15, 2012 8:27 pm Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2012

Moonlight Hike  Sucess!

This was a great hike for after dark. It was steep but not treacherous. The Salt Lake Valley was pretty all lit up and we had fun finding landmarks from the top.

runbyu1

runbyu1 - Mar 31, 2012 1:23 am Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2012

4 of us in the dark  Sucess!

Camilla, Mark, Brita and I went up in the dark. Moonlight was nice and we went the whole way up and down without the use of flashlights or headlamps. All 4 of us climbed to the top of the tower---fun stuff.

jonnoll - Feb 10, 2012 11:53 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2010

Early Morning Climb  Sucess!

I was in Salt Lake City for a business trip where I worked all daylight hours so I did this one in the dark. I loaded the course into my Forerunner and followed it to the top. I definitely had the mountain to myself.

voxnihili

voxnihili - Jan 29, 2012 7:49 pm Date Climbed: Jan 28, 2012

Nice Quick Hike  Sucess!

Took my dog up for a nice morning hike. Beautiful day, snow on the trail was packed down nicely.

ZeeJay

ZeeJay - Jan 24, 2012 12:40 pm Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2015

A lot  Sucess!

2/4/2015
1/24/2012 #325
3/7/2011 #300!!!

11/26/2010x4 267-270

5/4/2010 I used to come up here all the time, but now not so much. However, today I made it to the top 4 times for ascents 256-259.

2/22/2008 Didn't need snowshoes today. Finally some bare spots. Not a good refreeze so kind of muddy on the way down. Came up from across the zoo. This was my 233rd time up here since I started keeping track in 1998. In the winter I'm usually up here on a weekly basis. Got into a staring contest with a cow and calf moose on the way up and down. They won.

Mooner

Mooner - Jan 13, 2012 5:45 pm

Up I Go

01/13/12
00/00/14 with Natasha and Nebo for some exercise

Dean

Dean - Dec 10, 2011 7:09 pm Date Climbed: Dec 10, 2011

Great day for a hike  Sucess!

Hiked this one with Greg and Kadee (and Oquirrh the wonder dog). Smoggy down below but a great conditioning hike with 2100 feet of elevation to gain and we did the loop hike which made it a bit longer but more worthwhile.

utahjimk

utahjimk - Nov 11, 2011 4:12 pm Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2008

beacon  Sucess!

some snow. Also done in spring - good for flowers esp. sego lilies

mtybumpo

mtybumpo - Oct 8, 2011 10:12 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2011

Ok spot.  Sucess!

Sorta lame but has a decent view and is really close to town. I actually had the peak all to myself unlike many other Utah peaks I've been on. Came up in the evening and watched a gorgeous sunset.

derekthered

derekthered - Aug 9, 2011 3:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2011

Georges Hollow  Sucess!

Mid-day perambulation with Paul before work. Highlights include almost stepping on a young rattlesnake and the nice breeze on the summit (it was hot).

brekgrover

brekgrover - Mar 13, 2011 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2011

Pioneer Park  Sucess!

Quick trip up from Pioneer park with my wife and son today. Great work out as this route seems considerably steeper than George's Hollow. Last 3/4 of the route was still under soft & slushy snow. Beautiful day around 60 degrees, but windy and cold on top. Great hike!

Go Utes!

Fleshj27

Fleshj27 - Feb 18, 2011 7:08 pm Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2011

Cold Trip Up  Sucess!

First time up; cool winter day--trail intermittent after snow storm, winds 40-50 mph on top. 1 hour 32 minutes up, 1 hour 10 minutes down. Pretty darn steep after the Bonneville shoreline trail. I must've taken the wrong route; this definitely isn't the tomato can everyone advertises...

ldangerm - Jan 17, 2011 3:11 pm Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2011

Snowy  Sucess!

Climbed this in heavy snow and rain. Lots of fun. No view at the top due to poor visibility; guess I'll have to come back!

Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Nov 27, 2010 1:17 am Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2010

X5  Sucess!

Mt. Wire 5 times today from the car.

Wisemtn - Sep 23, 2010 10:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2010

Climbed the Tower  Sucess!

Fall colors starting to show! Great short hike. It was fun but a little scary to climb the rickety tower. Hiked via George's Hollow.

2nd Ascent - Trail Run up George's Hollow on Thanksgiving, 11/28/13. Saw hang gliders taking off, ran along the ridge.

3 - 12/10/18 w Alisa, Chompy, Beans

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