wasatch

  1. scatman

    Unnamed Peak 8194 - June 25, 2022

    Headed out this morning to stash a one gallon jug of water, and a 32 oz. bottle of Gatorade along the Millcreek Ridge for my hike next weekend. The route to 8194 is the same as Mount Aire, except when you reach the saddle, you take a left instead of a right. We began our walk up the Millcreek...
  2. scatman

    Big Willow Canyon - June 11, 2022

    A couple of weeks ago @Ugly invited @regehr and I to join him on a hike up the Sawmill Trail in the southern part of the Salt Lake Valley. Ugly said that he had the 4th and the 11th open if we were interested in going. I had plans in Cache Valley for the 4th, but told him that I could join him...
  3. scatman

    Dale Peak - May 22, 2022

    One of the best springtime hikes along the Wasatch Front is Dale Peak, which is located on the eastern side of Parley's Ridge, which is the ridge on the north side of Parley's Canyon. Normally, Dale doesn't get a lot of traffic, and we probably saw seven or eight people along the way - three of...
  4. scatman

    Mount Wire - April 30, 2022

    On my dad's 90th birthday, I hiked to the top of Mount Wire today. This report is actually for @TractorDoc. No need to put it on the slide show, as everyone has seen this route multiple time from me now. I should say that the lower foothills were popping with wildflowers today. It's always...
  5. scatman

    The Dude Abides - The Dude Benchmark - January 30, 2022

    I heard on the radio Sunday morning that this was the 5th driest January in Salt Lake since records have been kept. This is probably why I've been able to hike every weekend this winter so far. Yesterday's hike was to the Dude Benchmark with sits about 5.5 miles from the Ensign Peak Trailhead...
  6. scatman

    Jack's Mountain - December 24, 2021

    Ho! Ho! Ho! Happy X-Moose Eve from Scataclaus! Have all the BCPers been good little hikers/backpackers and paddlers this year? I suspect that most have, though that @Rockskipper is probably walking a fine line between good and bad. :) For those who were bad in 2021, you'll have some bogs...
  7. scatman

    Mount Van Cott - December 18, 2021

    Headed up Mount Van Cott this morning with my daughter, who is back from Portland. Since she has been near sea level for the past four months, and I'm just off giving blood last Saturday, we chose a rather easy hike. On our way to the top, we saw 12 mule deer, heard a chukar, though we...
  8. scatman

    Grandeur Peak Loop - December 4, 2021

    I've been contemplating this route for about two years now, and with the weather still holding out here in Salt Lake, I thought Saturday would be a great time to give it a try. Jeff, aka Circles, who joined me last weekend on Dale Peak decided to join me once again on this 10.8 mile loop. The...
  9. scatman

    Dale Peak - November 27, 2021

    Dale Peak was the hike of choice today. The weather here in Salt Lake was once again perfect for this time of year, with mostly sunny skies and high's in the mid to upper forties. After a nice big bowl of steel cut oats, with some raisins and cinnamon, I headed up Emigration Canyon to the...
  10. scatman

    Grandeur Peak - Dagon's Tail Route - November 21, 2021

    Well, the weekend warrior was back at it today with a hike to the summit of Grandeur Peak via the Dragon's Tail Route. It was a balmy 28 degrees at the trailhead just before 8:00 am. Unfortunately there was a strong wind blowing out of Parleys Canyon which made the beginning of this hike quite...
  11. scatman

    Mount Olympus - November 13, 2021

    With @Bob taking us on a suicide run into the Beartooths next summer, I figured that I need to begin training now, and there is no better place to train than Mount Olympus, located on the east side of the Salt Lake Valley. Once you reach the top of Blister Hill, the trail is essentially...
  12. WasatchWill

    From Summit to Summit: A Timpanogos Loop

    What had once been almost an annual tradition for me had been neglected for the last few years: a hike up one of my nearby neighboring mountains, Mount Timpanogos. This year, I sought to renew that tradition in a 'Summit to Summit' fashion by making a loop with the primary trails that lead up...
  13. scatman

    Lookout Peak - January 16, 2021

    Lookout Peak here in the Wasatch is one of those that I had never summitted before. I had attempted to make twice before, once back in July of 2013 as I bushwhacked along the Black Mountain Ridge, but I had a family get together that I had to make that evening, so I had to turn around before...
  14. scatman

    Mount Nebo - August 6, 2020

    While I've hiked most of the summits in the Wasatch, one that has eluded me is Mount Nebo. So yesterday, I loaded the family in the Subaru (think of the Griswolds in Vacation) and we headed south to see if we could summit Nebo. We arrived at the trailhead a couple of minutes before 7:00 am and...
  15. scatman

    Mount Raymond via Bowman Fork - June 27, 2020

    Yesterday, my family and I got an early start and hiked up Mount Raymond, using the route that heads up Bowman Fork. The wildflowers put on a show all along the trail for us, and as my daughter and I approached the summit of Raymond, we had a mountain goat on the trail that let us take some...
  16. scatman

    Neff's Ridge Loop - June 13, 2020

    On Saturday morning, I met up with @regehr to hike Neff's Ridge, which is the ridge on the north side of Neff's Canyon. After completing the ridge, at the head of the canyon, we then worked our way down to the trail that leads to Mill B Pass, and then we turned off before climbing to the pass...
  17. danger02ward

    2020 Spring Beatout traverse

    I have wanted to do a spring Beatout traverse for a few years now and was happy to finally get the chance on a beautiful spring Saturday in April with a fine group of hiking friends. The Beatout is a wasatch classic that starts at the white pine trailhead, hits 4 peaks (Pfiefferhorn, Upwop...
  18. Ugly

    Frolicking Good Friday

    As spring break plans were postponed and canned, my daughter wanted to get out. You would like a combination of a little misery and the chance to smile!? Glad to oblige! I slipped away from emails and meetings from home to pack and we were on our way in the middle of the afternoon. While we...
  19. Perry

    Day Hike Exploring the Wasatch Ridge Line

    Had to get out of the house last Saturday so I decided to head up the Great Western Trail above Layton, Utah. I have been trying to find access to the Wasatch ridge line from Weber Canyon and have previously scouted a bit up from the canyon bottom a couple of times last year. I thought today I...
  20. scatman

    Mount Olympus - November 10, 2019

    A little jaunt up Mount Olympus this morning. Deer leg on the trail Jeff out in front A hawk along the trail The section just after Suicide Hill We there yet? Rocky trail More rocky trail Does this ever end? :) Shark fin of the western ridge Broad's Fork Twin Peaks from the...

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