from Y Mountain trailhead
I had wanted to do Cascade mountain but a nearby fire derailed those plans so I did this as an alternate. Good hike and surprisingly steep, I was feeling it in my legs the next day
Fun hike with no scrambling. Pretty views of Utah Valley from the top. I've seen a couple moose up here on other trips. Fun to come down the Slate Canyon trail and head north along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail back to the TH.
My first Utah summit! 1:25 up to the true summit then over to the west. Less than an hour down. Plenty of people
Climbed it with my uncle last year to the west summit, only to find out shortly thereafter that the east summit is actually higher. Went back and climbed it, via the standard route, finally, tagged both summits, took down the register I'd left on the east summit because it was falling apart. Plenty of wildlife on the trail, including a plethora of lizards, a deer, and even a snake, great scenery up Slide Canyon, excellent views from both summits, particularly the east, some pretty nasty bushwhacking up to the true summit. Great hike, finally bagged this one, would recommend as a famous landmark and great summit!
Hiked to both summits. Sat up there for a while to enjoy the amazing views on both sides.
It was quite hot at the beginning of the hike on our way up to the Y. We saw a Great Basin Rattlesnake just after rabbit rock. The little jerk just stayed on the trail like he owned it or something.
Despite the little rattler, we made it up in about 2 hours. After a little dinner/snack, we descended in about an hour, running from the Y to the trailhead. What a great time!
Is there still an american flag on top? Nice to do it in the winter, and easy. Not sure exactly what the date was, though.
This mountain is a steady climb, with a nice spot called Bear Flat to stop and enjoy a nice flat spot. This spot is full of voles and I was in heaven. This is the true highlight of the mountain, I could of spent days here. Oh I guess the summit had nice views too, but the lack of voles on top left much to be desired.
We saw a moose. There was a beautiful moose in slide canyon. We saw a lot of people climbing to the top today. Lots of mud and snow up death draw as I affectionately call it. It's a bit of a steep guy. Kinda like the price of gas nowadays steep.
The point is that I have been up here many times and never done the true summit. So I did and I love it, and I'll be back, because saying I'll never be back would be foolish, because it just happens when you least suspect. The rhythm and Y Mountain are gonna get you.
Hiked up to the overlook/west summit last year, but I finally went back to bag the true summit. Much better views! Never want to hike back up to the Y, though. Such a slog.
Took the traditional route up slide canyon with TonyTheJet. We hit both the west and east summits. Great view from the east summit. It makes me wonder why the west summit is more popular.
Good times. Had the back side of the mountain to ourselves on a 60-degree Saturday. Can't argue with that!
have been up there a few times with my kids. they always have a good time hiking it and we try and make the trek at least once a year during the summertime.
Went to the west summit. I was the only person around past the Y. What a treat to have the mountain to yourself!
Both times I attempted to climb both summits I found myself at the west peak with the sun already down and a urgent need to get back down. I am planning a slide canyon to peaks to rock canyon hike one of these days.
Via Y trail and Slide Canyon. Went to both summits. Nice views from both.
Slogged up through the snow to get to the top of this one. It was a great winter hike with new boots! Yay for new boots!