Parked at the gate on the Guardsman Pass Road. Hiked up the west ridge of 10420. Hit 10420, Clayton, Preston/10315, 10321, Pioneer Peak, and Sunset Peak. Descended to Brighton via Lake Catherine. Great snow conditions. We didn't need either snowshoes or crampons. With Anne Perry. My 14th time up here.
Skinned up from the base of the Crest Express lift at Brighton, to the backcountry entry point at the top of that lift. Of course the ski resort was closed for the season. Went along the pioneer ridge to the peak. It took less than 2 hours one-way. From the peak I back tracked, and continued along the ridge line bagging Preston Peak, Clayton Peak, and unnamed peak at N 40.60001 W 111.55839 (1.0 km N 8° as the crow flies from Clayton Peak at 10,420 ft). The whole trip, with breaks and everything took 5.5 hours.
This is at least my third time on the summit. Today it was one of eight different 10,000 foot peaks we touched as we did a version of the Brighton Ridge Run. We began at Bear Trap Fork TH and hit Silver, Scott Hill, Guardsman, unnamed 10,420, Clayton, Preston, Pioneer and Sunset. Nice challenging day of about 8 hours. 4th time (at least) on 7-22-08 as part of ridge run including Wolverine, Tuscarora and Sunset peaks. 5th (?) time on 4-21-09 See write up of Brighton Ridge snow run on Wolverine summit log. #6 (at least) 4-20-10 Ridge run like a year ago; with Brent, Dave & Walt. #7 12-27-11 Solo Brighton Ridge run from Guardsman to Twin Lakes Pass. #8 9-18-15 W/Yz after Sunset & before Preston.
This area is where you want to be when it's 100 degrees in the valley.
Climbed the peak at five years old. From Brighton, we went up to Cathrine Pass and over the top of Sunset Peak, Pioneer Peak, and the Pioneer Ridge, returning back to Brighton.
After being chased off Sunset by a large bird of prey I made my way over to Pioneer with Matt. It was all a nice morning hike.
I've got to stop drinking so much melonade. Justin A. (Gutloaf) and I bagged this and Sunset Peak this morning. We started from Albion Basin at 4:20 AM and went up via Catherine Pass. After Pioneer Peak we descended a very steep tree slope and came across the remnants of few old-timey miner's cabins. We found the lakes trail and circled back up to Catherine Pass and then ran down to the car.
nice easy hike great fall colers, perfect for a beginner/date.
A friend and I climbed Sunset/Pioneer/Sunset today. A nice cool weather day for a hike. Awesome views.
First time as part of the Brighton Ridge Run beginning and ending at Silver Lake, via Wolverine Cirque. From Pioneer I went over the 2 unnamed minor peaks to Mt Majestic.
started at Snake Creek Pass. ended at Catherine Pass. Great Hike.
My first summit of the day. Good views from the top.
The second summit of a 4 peak day with my Grandson.
A happy peak!
I've climbed this peak several times, dating back several years.
My last trip was with my father and my five year old son on July 21 2007. From Brighton, we went up to Cathrine Pass and over the top of Sunset Peak, Pioneer Peak, and the Pioneer Ridge, returning back to Brighton.
Nice hike, great views, easy routefinding.