Pretty hike, stops near Cecret Lake. Descent down the saddle between Devil's Castle and SugarLoaf rather steep.
Skinned up from the Grizzly parking lot the weekend after Alta closed for the 2008 season. It took less than 2 hours to summit. Skied down Devils Castle (nice powder). Was on the peak for 45 minutes or so; the round trip took under 3 hours.
Hit it on my way to A.F. Twin Peaks.
Climbed as part of the Bullion Traverse. Started at White Pine TH. Up white pine to White Baldy, Red Baldy, Red Top Mtn, American Fork East, West, and South Peak, Hidden Peak, Mt. Baldy, Sugarloaf, then down to Alta.
Hiked to Castle from here. I've skied the Devil's Castle traverse. A couple couloirs from the summit through the cliffs looked good dry. Maybe next year.
Camped out in the saddle meadow between Devil's Castle and Sugarloaf. Hiked up Sugarloaf to wake up and get warm, then came back and finished off Devil's Castle. Saw a huge moose on the way down- it was a good morning.
Climbed with Moogie737 just after reaching the top of Baldy. We saw a bunch of runners in some sort of foot-race that were traversing from Hidden Peak, over Baldy, then down to the Germania saddle and then down Mineral Basin. It looked like fun!
Nice short hike with some good views of Devil's Castle to the west.
Caught it on the way back from Devil's Castle. Only took about 10 minutes to summit from the saddle between the two. Incredible views all around.
Twice; first time I was 12 years old, and dragged my frightened mother up (who is terrified of heights) by telling her "I think it gets easier from here on up" -- fortunately, it was a small enough mountain that we had summitted by the time she figured out I was just making that up. Sep 8, 2007 revisited as part of the Bullion Divide route.
My 2nd time at the summit. Alta closed for skiing last week, so today it was mountaineers and die-hard skiers hiking up the slopes. From the east end of the Alta road parking lot Brent and I hiked to the summit in 1+40, including stops. The descent took less than an hour. Stunning views in all directions at the top. Three days later I hiked once again to the summit after topping out on Mt. Baldy, 3/4 mile to the west. July 14th climbed it for the 4th time, this time from Baldy summit, taking 32 minutes from summit to summit. July 21st did it again, just like one week ago. Habit forming, I guess. Climbed again on 8-7-07 as part of a long ridge run from Devil's Castle to Haystack. Seventh time on top part of a long ridge hike beginning at the south Superior ridge and ending at the Snowbird tram. Aargh! 8th time 9-19-08 from lower Alta parking lot. #9 7-20-10 W/ ZeeJay from Albion Basin. Bagged Baldy, too. Quick way to get 2,000' of e.g. at high altitude. #10 3-16-12 Solo. Wanted a calendar winter ascent; used Alta Ski Resort route from base of Albion lift. Nasty winds made things harder than they should have been. #11 7-4-13 Hit Hidden Peak, Mt. Baldy and this one to celebrate July 4th. Nice wx.#12 8-27-13 W/ Brent. Hit Hidden Pk from the Bird, then Mt. Baldy before Sugarloaf. Then return over Baldy to Hidden and ride down in comfort in the tram. #13 9-17-13 I did Sugarloaf solo while Brent waited, othewise like 8-27. Threatening wx turned into a deluge with lightning on the drive down from the Bird. #14 7-11-15. After Baldy from Hidden Pk. Herrlich mit Yz zu sein. #15 4-27-16 Solo. Snowshoed from the base of the Albion lift; breaking trail much of the way because the resort is closed and we've had a ton of snow over the past week. Some sun, lots of clouds and snow showers. Little wind. 3+28 up. 1+27 down. Some of the best snowshoeing I've had in a long, long time. #16 5-3-16 with Brent. Bluebird day. Very crusty snow from top of Sugarloaf lift to summit. 3+06 up. I bagged Mt. Baldy solo before we headed down to the base of the Albion lift. #17 5-10-16 SS, mit Yz 2+08 up from Albion lift base. #18 8-12-16 w/ Brent & Lana After Baldy, then back to Baldy, Hidden Pk and tram down. #19 7-20-18 W/ Brent & Lana. After Hidden and Baldy; then back to Hidden via Baldy. Oh, the wild flowers!
Climbed and skied under full moon
Nice hike after doing the AF Twins the day before. The wildflowers and moose were out in force. I wanted to hang out on top for a while but I got spooked by clouds coming over AF Twins and Hidden Peak. It was clearly raining down towards Provo.
Did this with a Secret Lake dayhike.
8/16/2008 - Climbed as part of Bullion Divide with Jareds and friends.
8/14/2006 - Left after work for a short outing and climbed with my favorite climbing partner, Sarah (My Wife). Nice views of Alta and some of the other surrounding peaks.
Climbed two times
08/05/2006 with Matt and Joe as the second peak in the Bullion Divide.
07/19/2007 in combination with Devil's Castle with Matt.
This a nice enjoyable summit, you get some altitude without the hassle of a long approach. It is a good one to take kids on or family members that won't do harder summits.
Did this nice, easy hike with my wife on a lazy Sunday. Started at the Catherine Pass parking area, hiked to the saddle between Baldy and Sugarloaf, went up the east ridge, came down the north side to Cecret Lake. Nice little loop, and great views for such an easy 11er.
1. hiked up through Albion Basin, and up the north ridge. I was the only one on the summit, and not many hikers down at the lake. An awesome view! A helicopter came and buzzed around me for a minute, I am not sure why. (1995 or so)
2. backpacked at Pittsburgh Lake, scrambled up the ridge descending south from Sugarloaf, followed the Bullion Divide over Baldy and onto Hidden Peak. Talked the Tram operator into letting us ride down for free. Hitch-hiked down the canyon and caught a bus home. Awesome little trip.
I love hiking through the Albion Basin in the summer. The wildflowers are amazing!! I hiked up to Sugarloaf twice in Aug. 2005. Once with my friend Skyler and the second with my friend Carmen. On that second time I summited I met Slade Knightly who is now a very close friend of mine!