Hiked on Labor Day. Easy half-day hike from Little Water trailhead at the end of the road in Millcreek Canyon. Views were obscured from smoke all over the Wasatch Range and Park City. Beautiful late summer day otherwise. Although the parking lot and overflow lots were completely full at 8:30 am, there was nobody else on the peak and few people on the trail. There is a register at the summit and a metal shack. Hiked with RDB.
After failing this last summer just a few hundred feet below the summit, I returned determined to make it to the top. The problem is that the trail off of the mail trail is nearly impossible to find from the east. This year we more or less decided to skip the trail and just blazed our own trail straight up the hill. As we did, we continued to work our way west and eventually found the trail west of the second connecting ridge. From there it was an easy hike up to the top. I'm glad to have this one done, but it sure sucked to hike the same 10 miles again.
With Bonnie, Dale, and Donna. And Biscuit and Zorro, of course. Came from Toll Canyon
Upper Millcreek Canyon was very green and there were plenty of flowers still out. It was a nice short hike with great views of the Millcreek Ridge!
Came from Big Water with my dogs. Had to run back down with a storm on the way.
From Millcreek along the GWT. Had a nice bull moose siting on the hike up.
Hiked this one from Guardsman Pass Road after doing Scott Hill and Silver Benchmark on the way over with Michael & Tim Escbenberg.
Don't remember the exact date, but I started in Millcreek and went up the Great Western Trail, then bushwacked to the summit and followed the ridge back a ways.
Hike in from pinebrook is nice and gently with switchbacks. Great for biking.
bushwacking. wear long pants and/or gaiters if you don't like the tickseeds in your socks!
The trailhead name says it all. With massive snowfall this winter, trail following Mill Creek was one creek crossing after the other. Then, on descent, my wife and I were drenched in a thunderstorm that produced hail and flash-bangs a quarter mile above our heads on the canyon ridges. Good times. A great low-impact hike in normal conditions.
My first hike up to Murdock Peak was in September 2003 with the WMC.
With MM. Started out on the west side of Grandeur. Did Grandeur, 7868, Church Fork Peak, Mount Aire, 8490, Millvue, 9020, 9074, Murdock, and assorted other minor bumps, finishing at the base of the Canyons Ski resort. A lot of bushwhacking and mushy snow.