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Looking out from lookout

Took a much longer hike (10.5 miles) so the pup could come. Hot even on a cool day due to complete lack of shade 2…

Mt Timp Summit

A great hike!  Great views, beautiful flowers, friendly hikers on the trail, and perfect weather.

Grandeur Peak

Beautiful, fun hike! We did the loop and loved it!

Grueling Gobblers

Incredibly challenge made even more so by the heat, overgrown trail, straight up incline, followed by thunderstorms. But loved it all. The pup got a…

Mount Timpa-no-George

Last hike for this year’s challenge. Once again, had to leave George at home and tackle this on my own. Perfect conditions. Saw a ton…

Mount No-George

Afraid I had to leave George home for this one. That last mile on the summit would have been tricky/dangerous for a dog. Likely will…

Sisters Hike

We did the 9-mile loop, counterclockwise. The views were incredible. We saw about 6 people total the entire day.

Gobblers Knob

Hiked in the morning before it got too hot.  It rained the night before, so everything was wet and cool.  The flowers were starting to…

George-eret Peak

A steep climb the last couple miles but well worth it for the stunning views! George was curious about the edge and how close he…

A Bit of Bushwacking to Gobbler’s Knob

I finished out this year’s Six-Pack Challenge again on Gobbler’s Knob.  It wasn’t intended that way, but none of these peaks were “planned” in any…

George’s Knob

Halfway through the list with George! My only regret is that George can’t join me on the High Sierra Trail this summer. This trail may…

Look-George Peak

Another peak on the books with George! Had this trail to ourselves the entire way. Only saw one hiker a mile from the start on…

A Nebo Traverse

My 3rd time up Nebo wasn’t going to be the same ol’ same ol’.  I knew my next summit of this Wasatch Front favorite would…

Grand-George Peak

Beautiful first hike to kick off the 2022 challenge! Preparing for the HST in August and using the six packs challenge to condition.  Took my…

Rolling green hills to Lookout Peak

Took an afternoon off to knock out this Salt Lake foothill.  It’s a nice trail through the trees for the first 2 miles as you…

Lookout Peak

I started late morning and had the entire trail to myself.  The weather was clear and quite warm, which had the insects buzzing.  The trail…

Grandeur Peak

Perfect day to be on the trail!  The temperature was in the upper 40’s low 50’s, mostly sunny, and there was hardly a breeze.  The…

My Favorite Route to Deseret Peak

Spring is my favorite time of year to hit Deseret Peak. It’s been a busy month but I needed to squeeze this one in before…

Never again

Only saw one other person on trail. Not a lot of snow but the snowfields you did have to cross, kept punching through. Snow shoes…

Muddy As Heck Lookout Point

Muddy and wet and long as heck! And I fell off the trail down the side of the mountain! Caught myself six feet down and…

Early Morning Grandeur Peak

It was a beautiful sunny morning! So glad we started early for a lot of people got there. I just moved here from Indiana last…

Grandeur Peak

Rated on AllTrails as hard, but I’d say maybe on the harder side of moderate! Probably one of my favorite hikes I’ve done since moving…

Timp from Everest Ridge

My 11th time to the top of Timp…this time from Everest Ridge!  So happy to finally get hooked in with a group that let me…

Gobbler’s Loop de Loop

That’s a wrap!  Gobbler’s Knob, the last of the Utah Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge in the bag.  I went up Bowman Fork, then looped around…

Perfect Sunday Summit

Sunday morning stroll up Grandeur Peak with my daughter and her husband. First section is forested and was cooler, then you pop out on the…

Mt. Timpanogos Mountain Monday

Beautiful weather, lots of sunshine, but a few clouds and a cool breeze. There are still some flowers blooming and the ground cover is very…

Timpanogos

Mount Timpanogos is one of my favorites! It’s a beautiful hike, it’s not really hard but it is long. This time I didn’t make it…

Gobblers Knob

Man, this is straight vertical ???? The view at the end is worth it though!

Gobbler’s Knob Mountain Monday

A little muddy after a weekend of heavy rain, but beautiful afternoon. Such a ridiculously steep climb, but the beauty of this hike is exquisite!…

Timp

Beautiful hike up. Got hit on the way down. Bring plenty of water

All Alone on Lone Peak

Today was a long day…longer than I had anticipated, but I got ‘er done!  We started from the Orson Smith trailhead, over to the Bear…

Timanogos #9

Hiking Timp has been an annual thing for me since 2013…so this was my 9th summit of a Wasatch Front favorite.  If you can time…

Grandeur Peak

Hike was amazing! The first Mike and a half are shaded and cool. When you pop out of the trees it gets HOT.  The wild…

Gobblers Knob

Pretty steep to start out , great trial , not too hot. A few able patches but easy to cross. Loved this hike

Bagging peaks

This was a good hike, trail was in great condition

Grandeur: Splendor and Impressiveness

Grandeur Peak is all in its name. Splendor and impressiveness, especially of appearance or style. It’s beautiful! The yellow flowers were out in abundance and…

A Grand Day to Hike Grandeur Peak

I never intended to be a peakbagger. Yet, here I am. In fact, when I bagged my first peak, I was like “meh”, and set…

Grandeur Peak

This is the perfect time of year to do this hike! Not too hot and flowers blooming!

Grand day for Grandeur Peak!

Little tiny patches of snow on the upper slopes and a few little mud puddles on the upper trail from weekend precipitation, but not a…

Mount Olympus

May 22nd I hike Mount Olympus 8,993 ft, its a 6.7 miles round trip with a 4,278 elevation gain.  At almost 2 miles at 6,247ft…

Grandeur Peak

Grandeur Peak East Trail from Church Fork May 9th 2021.  I hike Grandeur Peak East Trail from Church Fork, I parked at the side of…

Squaw Peak

May 2nd,  I did my first hike in Utah, and it was a strange feeling doing a solo hike on a trail where I dont…

Gobblers Knob

I started my hike around 8:00AM at the Mill Creek Trailhead, with the intention to hike only to Mount Raymond (10,197’) and then return the…

Mt. Olympus from Neff’s Canyon

Olympus is a Wasatch Front favorite that I’ve done a few times before on the standard trail.  Since I wasn’t too interested in doing that…

Squaw Peak

The trail was good, the higher you got the more snow. This snow was particularly hard to walk through, it was slushy and slippery. Incredible…

Slip n’ Slidin’ Slushy Mud

Great Hike! The weather was perfect. We started in the morning, there was not a cloud in the sky and the temperature was perfect for…

Snow, song and solitude on Squaw Peak

Squaw Peak stands proudly over Provo, drawing attention to it’s angular shape. People with an explorer’s heart often point out cool geologic features and declare…

Squaw Peak Squad

April 5, 2021.  Ah Squaw Peak. What can I say? I still love hate you. Maybe a little more hate than love today as I…

A Rock Canyon Combo

Squaw Peak wasn’t enough by itself, so we bushwhacked and broke trail up to Buffalo Peak for a Rock Canyon Combo! Final stats were 10.5…

Grandeur Peak Double

I accepted the Six-Pack of Peaks challenge for Utah yesterday with a Grandeur Double-header. Started at Church Fork for summit #1, then down and back…