Mount Wire (Big Beacon) Climber's Log

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seanpeckham - Oct 6, 2007 6:13 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2007

Route: via Red Butte in a blizzard  Sucess!

This is a very nice hike, and I bet the views would be fantastic but as it was I had 100 feet of visibility. I went up the ridge from Red Butte and came down Georges Hollow, which was a gorgeous fall/winter wonderland with an inch of brand-new snow dusting the pink, orange, and green leaves and the tiny Gambel oak canopy enclosing the trail.

Edited to add: I did this hike again by the same route under blue sky March 22, 2008.
Another update: In summer 2010 ran a 14.5 mile loop in 3:45 from Georges Hollow over this peak and to the end of the Emigration Canyon/Red Butte Canyon ridge, then down Emigration Canyon.


RDG - Apr 5, 2007 10:10 am Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2007

Route: Red Butte  Sucess!

Need to relax after a long day in the office. Headed up Red Butte and then moved on Mount Wire. Came down by way of Georges Hollow. Great early spring workout.


Bassoon - Mar 12, 2007 10:05 pm Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2007

Route Climbed: Loop  Sucess!

I see this peak every day at school, so I decided to knock it off my list on a wonderfully warm March day. I went up the Georges Hollow trail, a very nasty mix of mud and slush. Went down the Pioneer Park route (goes between the beacons)- this route was clear of snow but VERY steep. Lovely hike with a nice burn in the legs.


kris247 - Jan 6, 2007 11:59 pm

Georges Hollow  Sucess!

I use this hike as a training run several times throughout the summer months. Sometimes I start from Red Butte Canyon and sometimes I start from Wakara Way (or whatever it's called). Steve The Dog loves this hike, too.


cchump8 - Mar 8, 2006 9:37 pm Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2006

Route Climbed: Georges Hollow  Sucess!

Fun hike, nice views of the city.


mountaingazelle - Dec 11, 2005 7:18 pm

Route Climbed: Pioneer Park Date Climbed: December 11, 2005  Sucess!

I was looking for a low elevation winter climb and thought that Big Beacon would be a good choice. Nice view from the top.

boojem - Jun 1, 2005 6:00 pm

Route Climbed: Georges Hollow, Pioneer park Date Climbed: many times  Sucess!

A nice spring/fall/winter hike, lots of eagles in the spring sometimes...


belexes - May 25, 2005 9:51 pm

Route Climbed: Pioneer Park Date Climbed: July 7, 2002  Sucess!

Nice views from up there.


MrWasatch - May 24, 2005 12:13 am

Route Climbed: Georges Hollow, Pioneer Park Date Climbed: Many times  Sucess!

One of my favorite spring hikes in the Wasatch, free of snow early (esp. Pioneer Park route), kind of like a little Mt. Olympus. A wonderful half day (if even that long) hike.

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