Spanish Fork Peak Climber's Log

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runbyu1 - Oct 23, 2010 7:51 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2010

Rock Slide!  Sucess!

Ran from the parking lot to the top relatively chill and took quite a few pics, took about 1:50. With just over a mile to the top we believe a Mountain Goat caused a rock slide. This caused a huge shower of rocks to come off the cliffs and us to run for our lives! Luckily the closest any rocks got to us were about 40 meters or so. It was cold up top (especially in shorts and a T). We hammered down the rocky trail in 47 minutes and were glad to be done as the Thunderstorm hit. Did I mention the trail is REALLY rocky---probably the worst foot placement of any maintained trail in the Wasatch that I've done. Not a mountain I'm stoked about doing again but I'm psyched to have gotten it out of the way as it's one of the 7 peaks.


MikerHiker - Sep 19, 2010 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2010

Great Hike  Sucess!

Started at 7:15 am and made the Summit at 11:15 Took our time and had a great time. Back to the car at 2:30 Did't see any critters except a couple squirrels. Hiked with kadee


kteichert - Mar 21, 2010 7:27 pm Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2010

Cold up top, hot at the bottom  Sucess!

False summit was deceiving ha ha. Thought I was at the top, when I saw where I had to go. Ran into fellow SP'er Peter Gram about the halfway point. He was coming down. We were going up. Long exhausting day. But I got first sunburn of the season! :)


thigbee - Feb 2, 2010 8:03 pm Date Climbed: Feb 3, 2009

Via Crowd Ridge in winter  Sucess!

I did this route with a couple friends in winter. It was pretty tame the whole way up, with nothing super steep. The route is protected from avalanches. I was a little bit disappointed when I got on top of what I thought was the summit and found out that it was a false summit... Oh well. Another fifteen minutes and I was on top.


vanman798 - Mar 8, 2010 11:47 am

Re: Via Crowd Ridge in winter

I recently did a route write up for Crowd Ridge, see


peachey - Jul 27, 2008 1:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008

Maple Canyon

This was my first trip up this mountain. Great views at the top. The wild flowers along the way were spectacular. I've never seen so much greenery in Utah before.

Bruce Christensen

Bruce Christensen - Nov 23, 2007 10:25 pm Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2007

Patchy snow and COLD!  Sucess!

We took Right Fork Maple Canyon. Contrary to what the Uinta NF ranger told me earlier in the week, the Maple Canyon road was NOT closed at the water tank; we were able to drive all the way up the canyon and park past the camp ground.

There was snow on most of the upper half of the trail, but it was a couple weeks old, so it was hard and we didn't need any snow shoes. I brought crampons and an ax because I didn't know what the snow conditions would be like, but it turns out that neither was necessary.

Maple Canyon Lake was totally frozen over with about four inches of ice.

10 miles round trip, 4600 feet of elevation gain, 4:35 to the summit, 3:00 back down.


vanman798 - Jul 16, 2007 4:35 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2016

Fall Hike  Sucess!

Oct 8, 2016. Soloed up passing many groups including hunters. Summited in 3 hours. Donovan arrived on top after me and we walked down together in 2 hours 40 mins.


March 6, 2010 - Route Climbed: Crowd Ridge. The snow was crusted and punchy with sugar under the crust so we had to use snowshoes for the majority of the climb. Bit windy on the ridge, and foggy from the false summit to the true summit but the fog burned off a few mintues after we summitted. Took 5 hours 40 minutes to ascend.
Nov 7, 2009 - Route Climbed: Right Fork of Maple Canyon. Had the place to ourselves. Views from the top were great.
Aug 26, 2006 - Route Climbed: Right Fork of Maple Canyon. Not a lot of grande views until you are nearly at the peak. Saw bear scatt on the trail.


Dean - Jul 15, 2007 10:22 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

Maple Canyon  Sucess!

A hot day to do this hike but as a result I pretty much had the mountain to myself. I did meet two others who were returning from the summit as I was heading up. Tremendous views and a long hike of 12 miles and close to 5000 feet of elevation gain by the time all was said and done. Probably close to 90 on the summit. I needed all the water I carried, 4 liters.


LonePeakFreak - Jun 10, 2007 2:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

Right Fork  Sucess!

Up to two feet of snow in some places along the trail made for a long hike, but the weather and scenery made up for it.


dandrew - Sep 12, 2006 5:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

Right Fork of Maple Canyon  Sucess!

This was the third time that I've climbed the mountain. It is a tough hike, in my opinion, tougher than Timp and Nebo. Although part of the reason is that each time I've hiked it I have started in the late afternoon. I need to hike this one sometime in the early morning.


Tracy - Apr 6, 2006 5:39 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 1987

route climbed: Right Fork of Maple Canyon  Sucess!

climbed this one with my brother, Eric. Took a swim in Maple Canyon Lake and enjoyed perfect weather on the summit. My 1963 VW bus' tranny broke while crossing Right Fork of Maple Canyon Creek on the way home - had to get a tow home.


rockhop23 - Oct 8, 2005 5:26 pm

Route Climbed: Right Fork Maple Canyon Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2005  Sucess!

I had the mountain to myself. I tricky mix of mud, slush, and hard packed snow made the trip interesting. Nice views thanks to the recent snow and fall colors.


GlennMerrill - Feb 27, 2005 7:22 pm

Route Climbed: Crowd Ridge Date Climbed: March 2002  Sucess!

Crowd Ridge is a good winter route.

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