Ascent of Strawberry Peak on 2017-06-21

Climber: Dustin Erickson

Date:Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Strawberry Peak
    Elevation:10335 ft / 3150 m

Ascent Trip Report

Alternate Bike route from near Strawberry Reservoir. A 100 degree day in SLC led me to wanting to get a little higher. Strawberry was a great option for my limited time frame. SOOO green this time of year with brilliant views of the Wasatch, Unitahs, and Plateau regions. Loving these backside Wasatch prominence peaks that I have been biking lately (Lewis, Durst). Once again private property made my intended route longer than anticipated. From just west of the Strawberry Reservoir damn I took FR 090 to where a road branched east over the ridge and down to Willow Creek where there were some cattle and a good quality road ascend to a ridge and another gate that leaves the private property! From here nice meadows and a good 2 track lead to the main roads that eventually lead to Strawberry Peak where I got 10 minutes of delicious icy rain to cool me down before the descent. This was a good bike route and I ran into the owners on the way back, they said I could call next time, but I forgot to get the nimber off the gate, but it is there for those that wish to use this route. It had good views and no people and mostly good biking grade, but the last road on the way back is a steep loose 1000 ft gain that really isnt enjoyable (esp in the heat!). The reservation ridge road is probably just as enjoyable to bike and the Timber Creek Road looked very good as well. A better option might be to take the road I did until the ridge and then bike from where it connects near Baldy Mountain. Not sure of the ATV traffic along this, but I prefer none! The Strawberry route is also more scenic when open that the (death) highway 6 is.
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