Just joined summit.org with the mission to log as much as possible this summer. This was a great kick off - took the pup (beware, it is rocky most of the time and it was a bit rough on his paws - so be sure you've either had them on rough surfaces since winter snow or have them wear boots). He was a trooper though. Canyon part was beautiful, not too sunny until you climb out of it and then drops away to a gorgeous view.
My wife and I hiked this with perfect weather. We got a little off the main route on the way up (we exited the ravine and went for the ridge, when we should have stayed in the ravine) but we made it. The cliff face is so huge. It made us dizzy/queasy looking off the edge. This is a really cool peak/hike in pretty much the middle of nowhere!
Fantastic day hiking with friends. We slept at the trailhead where we got snowed on at night and then went up in the morning. It was a beautiful day and the views from the top were amazing. it's crazy looking 2000 feet straight down. We also saw some wingsuiters jump off the top. Those guys are insane!
Just a spectacular hike. Peering down into the canyon below from the edge of the cliff face was exhilarating!
Hike up a couple hours before sunset. Didn't see another person all day. Camped along the access road. Perfectly quiet and grand. Lovely place.
Excellent adventure hiking up Sawtooth Canyon. Unique terrain, then of course amazing views and exposure from the summit.. Trip Report
First summit of this one. Lingering snow made a challenging day.
One of my favorite mountains. I have climbed the mountain in October 1983, April 1997, and November 1999, via various routes (Sawtooth Canyon, ridge north of Sawtooth Canyon, and the North Ridge.
the route up Sawtooth Canyon was interesting. The cliffs are amazing. as mentioned, there is also a bristlecone pine forest nearby which is worth a visit.
What an amazing peak! The weather was terrible everywhere else but we had a great day on Notch. The cliff is terrifying and the Bristlecones are inspiring!
Six to sixteen inches of snow nearly every bit of the way in the canyon trail made for a tiring but satisfying winter ascent of this terrific destination.
Amazing rock cliffs. I've never seen rocks twist like that. Is it really the second tallest cliff in North America? Hmm.
Spent my 30th birthday camped up here in the silence of this Great Basin sky island. Years ago, I contemplated suicide from the base jumpers ledge, but today I made this a place of peace and joy and turned my back, symbolically, on those thoughts forever.
Great hike through a beautiful canyon with RB and AKB, up to the saddle with a view down sheer cliffs on the other side, and quick ascent to the summit. Amazing weather and views of Utah's western desert and Lake Sevier. Coyotes howling in the early morning while camping near the trailhead. Solitude and a spectacular canyon and mountain. What could be better!
Great hike, interesting and remote area.
Logged 7.98 miles/2300' ele. gain RT
Can't fully appreciate it unless you see it in person. Pretty awesome.
00/00/14 via La Fin du Monde with Sam
One of the nicest hikes I've ever done.
4/17/2016 Again from Sawtooth Canyon. This is one that is definitely worth repeating. Hiked up with my dad (Jeff Grant), Donovan Lynch, and Ben Stokes.
4/24/2014 From Sawtooth Canyon. One of the better desert hikes I have ever done. Fantastic hike. We spent a whole day in the House Range and did Swasey first and then Notch. 13 hour day when factoring the driving time from SL.
Some snow here and there, esp. in the narrows. Most impressive cliff I've ever seen. As I reflect on it, this hike is well deserving to be called a Utah Classic, especially for its scenery that expresses the meaning of "Great Basin". The bristlecone forest around the hill east of the saddle is beautiful! Weather couldn't have been better. With WMC group.