Great training hike one of the first peaks that is free of snow early in the year. 4.95 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 2155 ft. Stop by The Living Room for a little break. Great views of the valley.
Got the legs working. Sprinkling and cool on top. Chickened out on the beacon ladder.
Climbed this morning with my 12 year old son Liam. Great morning with perfect weather. Ran in to crusty hardpack snow and the base of the first false summit. but nothing too bad. Spent an hour on the summit enjoying the sunshine and the handfull of other hikers that came and went. Climbed the tower too which was by far the scariest part of the day as I am terrified of heights. Celebrated the successful climb with lunch at the Pie. Very glad we made the drive from Ogden to hike this great mountain. Can't wait to get some more!
Jeans and tennis shoes.
I hiked this in the afternoon, pretty cool little hike, and a good workout. I hit snow for the last third of the hike. It was too cloudy to have any views.
I've done it several times in fall and winter in all kinds of weather. Seen lots of deer and a young bull moose in the area. My opinion: not a very interesting hike relative to all the other possibilities in the Wasatch. Its popularity must be because of its sheer ease and proximity to downtown SLC.
Nice quick hike with great views of the valley.
Good time snowshoing up this one.
Climbed countless times from many routes... Great short workout
Mt. Wire has become a regular part of my training routine. It is a perfect way to get in over 2K in elevation gain in under an hour and it is so convenient and accessible. I have climbed it in all seasons and conditions. I have enjoyed peaceful sunrises and sunsets as well as raging storms. I’ve had several incredible wildlife encounters, including a herd of elk running a few yards ahead of us as we ran down from the summit and a close call with a rattler. I spent almost an entire day in Nov 2010 on this mountain with some great friends bagging the summit 5 times. This is a perfect training hike/climb/run for all seasons.
Fastest time up: 39 minutes.
Total summits: 61
4/30/09- 2/20/2010- 3/13/2010- 4/3/2010- 4/15/10- 6/3/10- 10/29/10- 11/3/10- 11/11/10- 11/13/10- 11/16/10- 11/26/10- X5 1/7/11- 1/11/11- 1/13/11- 1/21/11- 1/26/11- 2/4/11- 2/9/11- 2/15/11- 2/24/11- 3/2/11- 3/10/11- 3/16/11- 3/31/11- 4/6/11- 4/13/11- 4/22/11- 5/5/11- 5/26/11- 6/3/11- 7/1/11- 8/16/11- 8/18/11- 9/20/11- 9/23/11 X2- 10/5/11- 10/10/11- 10/12/11- 10/28/11- 11/10/11- 11/16/11- 11/30/11- 12/7/11- 12/13/11- 1/5/12- 1/17/12- 1/30/12- 2/3/12- 2/15/12- 3/29/12- 3/30/12- 7/16/12- 7/23/12- 8/14/12- 9/17/12- 10/23/12
Easy, relaxing foothill hike.
Good early season warm-up. Gets lots of elevation gain fast.
When I lived by the U I did as part of my standard workout routine, making counts would be out of the question.
Climbed it again from pioneer park.....was so much fun!
Hiked it twice from Pioneer Park. First time with no equipment and 1 bottle of water, second time with Equipment and 5 bottles of water! Both done in may!
Climbed it from pioneer park yesterday with by bros. Whoa, it was a killer! thank god it was so short and we were at the top in about an hour and half. the descent took about the same amount of time. overall it was an excellent (if somewhat steep) hike and amazing views.
gotta try Georges Hollow next time :)
i hiked this without snowshoes or crampons despite the recent heavy snow we had this week; it was totally fine UNTIL i got to the trees at the false summit; from there to the top was a big snowdrift and it was slow-going. i made it though.
my wife had a telescope on our deck and could see me at the reflectors, that was cool.
i'll be back for sure, it was super accessible and an awesome view.
Climbed several times. I go to pharmacy school at the U and sometimes have long breaks between classes, that's when you get really productive and go hiking! This and Mount Van Cott to the north are nice short hikes with easy access, for me. Especially enjoy them in the spring.
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.