I did this with Rocky Alps as a little side trip after Devil's Castle. Albion Basin is a very pretty area.
First step on Bullion divide
On Bullion Divide traverse. Trip report.
Meh to look at and meh to hike it, but grab it while doing Devil's Castle, and the summit view towards Timp is fine. There were golden flowers growing among the summit stones when I went.
Hit Baldy, Devil's Castle, and Hidden Peak as well.
Nice jaunt through the wilderness. It is a pretty easy climb; especially for a 11K ft mountain. Beautiful views of Alpine Ridge and Timp as well.
Climbed Sept. 2011 & Aug. 2010
Love the loop! Up past Cecret Lake (up the West ridge) then down the East ridge. Short but scenic!
9/10/2014 As part of a traverse from Sunset Peak to Sugarloaf Peak. Fun scramble up and over Devil's Castle.
10/2/2013 Part of a ridge run from Devil's Castle to AF Twins. Out and back hike returning to the saddle of Baldy and Sugarloaf and back to the Albion Basin TH.
8/20/2012 Traversed over from Devil's Castle and descended to Cecret Lake from the saddle between Sugarloaf and Baldy.
8/18/2012 With WMC as part of the Bullion Divide.
Climbed the peak yesterday to see the sunset. This is a beautiful valley overlook and a fun day hike past Cecret Lake. Took us about 3 hours round trip.
Walked up it this morning with two children (8 and 10). Good outing for them. Had the mountain above Cecret Lake to ourselves.
It was fun, the lake looked cool. I saw squirrels. I went with my dad's friend Lance and my dad. The rocks are big up there.
done many times, this date is one of the earliest I had recorded.
Went up an hour before sunset. Ran as far as I could up and made it up in about 35 minutes. Didn't see a soul after Cecret lake. I was really impressed with the views from the sunset and enjoyed solitude on top...realized the sun was getting low so made a scramble for Baldy and made it over to the summit of Mt. Baldy in under 25 minutes. After chilling in solitude on the summit for 15 minutes or so, I got cold so I bombed all the way back to my car at the Cecret lake trailhead in 20 minutes. Awesome trip...definitely worth doing again as I was really impressed by the views of Timp, Hidden Peak, Pfeifferhorn, Lone, and the Cottonwood Ridge.
Usually make this part of a ridge run up Collins, over Sugarloaf, Devil's and down Albion Basin.
Hiked up from Cecret Lake TH. Too many people. Too much development. It kind ruined the experience for me. I also did Baldy which was also kinda lame. the good thing was I had the actual summit to myself while I was there. I did see others on it before and after I was there though. The views were good and so was the exercise but the overall experience was kinda blah.
I agree. It's hikes like these that make me glad to on the serious climbs. Doing Lone Peak solo tomorrow morning at about 1030 am if you are in?
7/29/2010 - Hit this up with ryan for a quick afternoon hike. We were going to snag Devils Castle as well, but then a storm blew our way and it began hailing. Rather painful descent - shoulda brought a jacket.
8/26/2011 - Last summit of solo Bullion Divide traverse. Ran out of water and energy climbing up the west ridge. Stumbled down into Albion Basin and hitchhiked back to White Pine. Fun day.
08/24/2011 loaf of sugar
07/19/2007 after crossing Devil's Castle with Justin Anderson (Gutloaf)
08/05/2006 as part of an extended Bullion Divide after crossing Devil's castle with Joe Bullough & Justin Anderson
Albion to Cecret to Sugarloaf via talus field.
Great views of Cecret Lake. 1st along the Bullion Divide on a beautiful day.
#2 - 8/13/17 Bullion Divide