TR= TRIP REPORT
the objective LONE PEAK NE FACE as seen in the upper right corner.
Route: Big Willow Canyon to lone peak summit basically sandy city to one of the largest peaks in the wasatch. Down from Lone into bells canyon
Vertical: 6,200 vertical climbed ~4,000 skied hike out the rest
Miles up: 4-5 unsure of exact
Time: 5 hours up 10 hours total trip
Date: 17th of may
early start in hiking boots
getting way up above salt lake city early in the am still in hiking boots
time for the crampons. this is the "bra" looking thing you can see from salt lake under lone peak, which is a few ridges south of little cottonwood canyon. The push up the bra was awesome. its big and consistent climbing.
spirits were high the whole trip, even being very punishing.
after the bra the final push up to lone peak, this is a false summit.
my climbing partner dan headed for the real summit
the view into bells canyon from the top, beyond bells is the pfiferhorn the dark tusk to the right, alta and snowbird are left of that. monte cristo/mt superior is the far rocky peak to the left of the picture.
View of HAPPY VALLEY and utah lake next two photos are views north
point of the mtn we are standing on a 600 foot cliff looking at salt lake valley
view towards sandy and downtown and the great salt lake
the NE face is steep its around 50 degrees. its 1500 vertical but seems small because its so steep and you can fall between jump turns.
dan under lone peak NE FACE
bells canyon is full of fun rolling terrain
skis and boots off put hiking boots back on about 1.5 hours it took to the road from here.
hiking through the shade. what a trip
looking back up bells canyon, the reservoir practiacally ends the trip. amazing experience. bigger, stronger, faster
N_GGERS "people that annoy you" 3 seconds mr. marsh