Ascent of Deseret Peak on 2011-09-23

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Annette Kinsman
Date:Friday, September 23, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Deseret Peak
    Elevation:11031 ft / 3362 m

Ascent Trip Report

Getting 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
Ascent Statistics
    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 
Descent Statistics
    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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