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magnavox44 - Jun 1, 2013 1:40 am - Voted 9/10

Kessler Peak

Kessler Peak can be accessed via BLM land in Tooele County.


TyeDyeTwins - Jun 13, 2013 1:34 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Kessler Peak

It can be.....but be VERY wary of the private property in the area. Eric's route did have private property slice through his route.

I'll make some changes in the coming days.

lvsoule - Jul 11, 2013 2:29 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Kessler Peak

Yes- when you climb to Kessler from the BLM side, the BLM land crosses over to Kennecott property. That is about 3/4 of a mile and then you are back on BLM land. They would have to fly in via helicopter to ever see you on there. There are no vehicles that can access that point.

It is a ridge climb and it gets a little hairy with some brush that needs to be cleared out for a good hike. There is one spot where you scale a rock area for about 10 feet(not an up climb, but across holding to the top)... not too bad, but if your tired its a pain.

Once you reach the road it is BLM until you get almost to the top. Then it is private when you reach the tower area.

You can go as low as the saddle and still be on BLM, but any lower you go into Kennecott. Also if you climb South from the saddle, you are back on Kennecott Property.

Be very careful at the tops of these mountains in the summer. There is a combo of rock and sage brush and the Rattle Snakes are everywhere. I counted a dozen one day! Who knows how many we passed that didn't rattle too!!! The Tower operators say to always watch the ground. I've never witnessed a place so infested with snakes. So take up tall hiking boots, have a trekking pole and leather gloves. You may have to move some with your pole here and there.

During the winter avalanche danger can be very high!

There are also cougers and I've heard wild dogs. I have faced many fears on Kessler... When you wanna go? I've been there many times! We have a broadcast channel there.

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