Ascent of Deseret Peak on 2011-09-23
|Others in Party:||Annette Kinsman|
|Date:||Friday, September 23, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||11031 ft / 3362 m|
Ascent Trip ReportGetting to the trailhead is pretty easy as there are good signs (as long as you know the trailhead is at the Loop campground, as that is what the signs mention). The dirt road is fairly decent up to the campground where it deteriorates, but is still passable for normal cars.
We ascended via the more popular southeast ridge route which was fairly well maintained, and usually a good trail, though steep in places.
We descended by the north ridge trail, and was not maintained as well. It also seemed quite a bit steeper in many places, and had an additional 250' of vertical gain. That said, it did cross several creeks and probably had much better wildflower displays earlier in the season.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3863 ft / 1177 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||3863 ft / 1177 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||9 mi / 14.5 km|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||3613 ft / 1101 m|
| Distance:||4.3 mi / 6.8 km|
| Route:||Southeast ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||Loop campground 7418 ft / 2261 m|
| Time:||3 Hours |
| Loss on way out:||3863 ft / 1177 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 3613 ft / 1101 m; Extra: 250 ft / 76m|
| Gain on way out:||250 ft / 76 m|
| Distance:||4.7 mi / 7.6 km|
| Route:||North ridge|
| End Trailhead:||Loop campground 7418 ft / 2261 m|
| Time:||2 Hours 45 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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