Lung burning trail run to the summit.
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.
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.
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.
Climbed 3 times:
4/21/12, 1/15/11 (x2)
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.
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.
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.
Took my dog up for a nice morning hike. Beautiful day, snow on the trail was packed down nicely.
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.
00/00/14 with Natasha and Nebo for some exercise
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.
some snow. Also done in spring - good for flowers esp. sego lilies
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.
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).
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!
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...
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!
Mt. Wire 5 times today from the car.
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.