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Ascent of Indian Peak on 2015-11-22

Climber: Dustin Erickson

Date:Sunday, November 22, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Indian Peak
    Location:USA-Utah
    Elevation:9790 ft / 2983 m

Ascent Trip Report

ALTERNATE ROUTE Camped in the juniper forest in the valley. Very cold, 9 degrees, but I slept warm with a two fifteen degree bags. The snow on the southern loop was shallow enough to allow my Subaru access to the Southeast ridge where a herd of wild horses greeted me start. Easy through the Pinyon, difficult bushwacking at 8600-9000 feet on and below the ridge through dense mountain mahogany, but it spaced out significantly once you reach the first limber pines. Nice mailbox register on top, but NO PEN. Bring a couple if you can. Magnificent views, super clear skies gave a great vantage of the Tushars and Brian Head to the east, Wheeler, Moriah,and Deep Creeks to the north. Notch peak and a gap where you drive over the Wah Wahs actually gave a clear view of what could be none other than Fool Creek peak and even more distantly on its left were the unmistakable snow covered trinity of Nebo! Thats far and I soon realized to my West and south after scanning from Currant and Troy deep in Nevada that I could distantly make out Hayford north of Las Vegas and more nearby the isolated Mormon peak even though it is much less tall it is due to the big drop of in these directions that we can see these distant desert ranges. Vegas to the Wasatch is quite a span!

Descended the southern fence line to the canyon, but stayed on the north side in order to not plunge into the snow in the meadows, quick descent and on to Wah Wah.
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