9 months ago

Great hike, not too long although with a very challenging second half, in which a lot of elevation is gained in a short distance (very steep). The summit is primarily very loose large boulders and sharp drop offs, but utterly fantastic views of the Wasatch range and of Alta/Snowbird ski resorts. Summit as at approx 11.2K ft so weather is very variable and can be very windy. Come prepared.

I love this hike but prefer hiking it as a loop-- up on the sugarloaf side and coming down collins or vice verse. Even though it is in the middle of a ski resort, you rarely see people doing this loop and it feels more wild than what one would expect. Spectacular wildflowers--blooms later than Albion. It's a good challenge though--definitely a "hard"
hike because of elevation.

We saw rare wildflowers as pointed out to us by a nice gentleman on the pass.

Fantastic views! Steep but not too bad.

11 months ago

This was a fun hike. Lots of wild flowers and even a moose. I'd like to do this hike again.

Lovely hike. Still plenty of snow coverage in certain areas, a little bit of creativity is required if you're trying to stick to the trail proper. Baldy is still looking pretty snow from the SE side, better to approach it from the NE I'd wager.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

This turned out to be a better hike that I thought. Starts in the parking lot next to the Gold Miners Daughter. Follows the road to Germania Pass. Its very green and the views are stunning. At the pass you can return the way you came or turn it into a loop via several other trails. You can also turn your hike into a double peakbagging by climbing either Mt Baldy and/or Sugarloaf Mountain.