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    Frederick Williams reviewed Willow Heights Trail

    22 days ago

    This is a great hike for beginners or those looking for a short but scenic hike. The majority of the trail is through beautiful aspens and there are great views of the mountains on the opposite side of the canyon. Parking is easy and safe due to the long, wide shoulder. As of 10/27/18 all of the leaves have fallen, there are patches of snow, and the lake is low.

    Frederick Williams completed Lake Mary Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Frederick Williams reviewed Mount Raymond Via Alexander Basin Trail

    over 1 year ago

    This is a difficult, lengthy, but highly rewarding and spectacular hike! The wildflowers are incredible right now!

    I highly recommend taking the highlighted route, at least 4L of water (I used 4 out of 5.5L, but benefited from a couple hours of cloud cover), bug spray (I regret not bringing it), and gaitors (or zip up pants) for the first half of White Fur Pass.

    Alexander Basin is grueling and unrelenting, but you are immediately rewarded with breathtaking views of Big Cottonwood Canyon once you reach the ridge. The summit of Gobbler's Knob is a very short distance away with more incredible views. The Basin is by far the most difficult section of the entire hike. It is completely exposed for the majority. When you get to the loose rock section, watch out for the trail near the bottom of it on the left side. It is easy to miss. Don't stay on the rocks for very long.

    The path down the saddle and up to Mt. Raymond (looks like a giant chisel on top) is clearly defined. The upper section near the summit has some decent scrambling, so use caution. More awesome views.

    The wildflowers on the saddle are amazing, but are nothing compared to what you see on Baker Pass. So many shades of white, red, purple, and yellow. Baker Pass is beautiful, lush, and vibrant.

    You will eventually come to (the backside of) a sign indicating the path back to Alexander Basin. Starting immediately, this section is quite overgrown with shrub oak, but not enough to lose the trail. Strap on your gaitors or zip up your convertible pants here (it is completely do-able without, but much more enjoyable with). There are some short climbing sections here as well.

    Enjoy the drive down gorgeous Millcreek Canyon ($3 exit fee) and take the rest of the day off, you've earned it!

    Frederick Williams reviewed Chesler Park Loop Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Wow! What an incredible trail. It's like going from one fantasy world to the next in a video game. I highly recommend doing an overnight for this one (snag CP5 if available). This will afford you more time to absorb the extraordinary, otherworldly beauty of this special place. Definitely do the loop counter-clockwise (as recommended by the park rangers). I'm really glad we saved the joint trail section for last. There are a few shaded spots to rest in periodically, but you are otherwise exposed to the sun. Note you must pack in all water (bring a lot) and human waste bags are required. Stay on the trail and enjoy this spectacular experience!

    Frederick Williams completed Chesler Park Loop Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Frederick Williams completed Mount Van Cott Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Frederick Williams completed Jacks Mountain

    over 1 year ago

    Frederick Williams updated Wasatch Steeplechase

    about 2 years ago

    Frederick Williams completed Mount Olympus Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Frederick Williams completed Silver Fork Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Frederick Williams completed Twin Lakes Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Frederick Williams completed Silver Lake Loop Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Frederick Williams added To Doseph

    over 2 years ago

    Frederick Williams completed Broads Fork Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Frederick Williams completed Lambs Canyon Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Frederick Williams saved Neffs Canyon Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Frederick Williams completed Neffs Canyon Trail

    over 2 years ago