wasatch

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. LarryBoy

    A Route In Between: Mexico to Canada Through the Heart of the West

    Between March and September of 2019, I hiked an absolutely amazing route through the heart of the West. I began atop a "sky island" on the Arizona/Mexico border and finished in a deep, dark ancient cedar and hemlock forest on the Idaho/Canada border. And in between, I saw a lot of cool stuff! I...
  9. RalphK

    Box Elder Cirque

    One Friday this past July I got the urge to do a quickie one night backpack close to home. It was about 2pm already, I was at work, had no destination in mind and nothing packed. I called my son, Ben, and asked if he was interested in going on a last second overnighter. He is always...
  10. Ugly

    June Wasatch Wanderings...

    Since my bronchitis is only slowly clearing up... The couple of weeks prior had seen an active June- hiking after work with the work hiking club and a couple great days hiking with my sister who was in town from AZ. I always like trip reports best about this site. So here is a trip report...
  11. Perry

    Mt Timpanogos - Hartsky Loop Day Adventure

    This day hike would turn out to be quite the adventure. Definitely among the best hikes I've ever done. Having been in recovery mode after surgery on my feet in December of 2017 I got a really late start getting back on the trail in 2018. I decided I would set a modest bucket list of only one...
  12. Jackson

    A Winter Attempt of Provo Peak

    February 22-23, 2019 My friend Gavin had been wanting to do a winter summit of a higher mountain in the Wasatch, and he determined Provo Peak would be a fairly doable, safe option. After getting off of work and having dinner at his place, we headed to Rock Canyon, arriving by a bit before 6...
  13. Ugly

    Freezing on the Backside... of Timp

    It has been a winter of endless new snow, some of it I have missed. Yet, some of it has been glorious. Having President's day off opened a possibility, and with light snow flurrying around we disembarked where the cleared road ended. The forecast, well, I had lived in Quebec and my friend is...
  14. Ugly

    Sweaty Slogging up the Steep Sawmill

    Sure, I have already posted about this place in early summer. However, this report is for fall. https://backcountrypost.com/threads/big-willow-2014.4321/#post-51040 After several days of looking at this while driving home, and this especially the night before. The siren of sawmill was calling...
  15. Ugly

    Autumn Afternoon on the Alpine Loop

    After a long week, and while sitting at lunch and staring up at the red and gold mountains, my friend and I slipped out of work early... well, not as early as we wanted, as I got stuck on a call, but still early. He needed to be close to home, so we tabled one plan and just drove up to another...
  16. scatman

    Broads Fork Twin Peaks, Robinson's Variation - September 29, 2018

    Back in July, my daughter and I attempted to summit the Broads Fork Twin Peaks via the Robinson's Variation (Bonkers for @Artemus). A route that I had never attempted before. Unfortunately, it was an extremely hot day and my daughter ran out of gas at the top of the Robinson's Couloir and we...
  17. Ugly

    Second Glances at Silver Lake

    I thank everyone who posts reports. I do love the one-off shots and seeing the different places where everyone goes, but I love the trip reports most. If you hate mine... :tongue: Then good news! This one is the first in two, but let me start at the ending. To be standing on those red rocks...
  18. Ugly

    Mill D - Fresh White Milkshake Covered Desolation

    Just another Wednesday! Another midweek adventure beckoned. Again the skies were gray, but a lot fresh spring snow had fallen the day before and the hope was to get snowshoes on in a moderate hike. Rewarded. The way up the trail is very moderate, deceptive, but still I broke a sweat. The...
  19. Ugly

    Neff's Canyon - From Gray to Golden

    “Why is it always gray and windy on Wednesday for these hikes?” I complained. “At least you will be up in the mountains. It beats down here,” my coworker replied. She was right. This Wednesday edition of the coworker, after work hike, the plan was to climb Neff’s Canyon. It ended up just...
  20. scatman

    Mount Olympus - April 5, 2018

    My daughter is on her spring break this week and I decided to take a day off of work so that we could hike up Mount Olympus. Yes, I've posted reports of this hike in the past, but hey it's Mount Olympus! We arrived at the trailhead at 7:45 am with the temperature hovering around 45 degrees...

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