Halloween on Mummy Mountain

Peak Summited2022 Mummy Mountain
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadTrail Canyon Trailhead
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition
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Challenging and beautiful hike. Around mile 3.75 you’ll start an uphill grind on scree and talus for about 1/2 mile at about 35/45 degree grade

Halloween and I wanted to do something scary. Mummy Mountain is on my six pack of Peaks list and will be peak number four for this season. I’ve been putting this one off because of its difficulty. Mostly, the half mile scree field at a 30 to 40° incline you have to go up to reach the summit.

The hike starts off from the trail head directly behind the trail marker sign. You hike up through a conifer Canyon after some switchbacks you’ll start entering a burn scar area which is full exposure now that all the aspens have drop their leaves. Around mile 3.7 you’ll come to the part of the trail Where you need to ascend up through a scree field. If you stay towards the large rock and tree line, the footing is more talus and result in less slippage.

This hike took me just over six hours clocking in at 10+ miles with a 3700 foot elevation gain. I wore hiking boots instead of trail runners, which was a good call for the terrain . I also would really recommend trekking poles if you were considering this hike, they came in handy numerous times.

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