Utah's Incredible Backcountry Trails
by David Day (Rincon Publishing)
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It was a tough hike, I did in with my arm in a sling so I guess it was a bit harder than usual. It gets real steep in many parts, had a hard time on the way down, when you get to the saddle there are some good views looking off the side of the canyon, the last part of the scramble was not too bad, excellent views at the top, almost stepped on a rattle snake though so be careful, i would not recommend doing this hike with dogs, I have taken mine a little of the way up but the top part is too exposed for them
Fun hike for my husband's 40th birthday. Very steep and narrow in parts. Very exposed to the sun. Glad to make the top.
Did this hike as an overnighter. The trail guide says that virtually the only flat spot on this hike is at the saddle near the peak. We found this to be true. Very few people do this hike as an overnighter, so expect solitude at the campsite. However, it seems that everybody and their dog is on the trail on Saturday or Sunday, so do not expect solitude on the weekend on this trail. First thing in the morning we spotted mountain goats up near the summit. Great views from the top! As mentioned in another report, this trail is steep. With trails like this, you don't need to be climbing a stairmaster... Hit the trail!
Steep, STeep, STEEP! Trail guides say the hike is 3.2 miles each way, but it will feel much longer than that distance. Make sure to take plenty of water and well broken in shoes. This trail punished my thighs on the ascent and my feet on the steep descent. However I really enjoyed the views near/at the top and the fun scrambling section up the last 400 vertical feet. Best to do this hike on a cool day, because you will be exposed to the sun for a good portion of the trip.
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