by Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert (Falcon Guides)
© Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
The description of this trail is alright for the first couple of miles. If the author actually hiked any farther than this I don't understand why he didn't include a little more detail. His description of the last part of the climb to the summit of Mt. Raymond as a "short scramble" is ridiculous. I've been climbing in the Wasatch for about 30 years, and this is no short scramble. It's a a long struggle for a very fit climber through brush and over cliffs with extreme exposure. No technical skills are required, but it will require some real determination and at least an hour, maybe two, after leaving the main trail, even for the fastest hikers on a good day. That said, it is one of the most rewarding hikes I have ever taken. The wildflowers in the meadow just below the summit were the most beautiful I have ever seen anywhere, and the views are absolutely breathtaking. So the trail deserves a 4 star rank, but the description is a two.
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