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Solo to Kings Peak
United States Wyoming Lonetree
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I hiked the Highest Point in Utah. I began at 1130 AM on Thursday the 23rd of July. I hiked with two high pointers from Cincinnati Ohio for the first 4 miles or so. It was interesting talking to someone from so close to home. At gunsight pass I took the climbers trail that stays high right from the pass. It was no worse than the summit ridge itself and saved considerable distance over the regular trail or even the middle trail at 11,800 foot. I cached food and sleeping gear about 1 mile south of Anderson pass and went for the summit. I think the name should be mountain of a hundred false summits. As you climb the ridge you keep thinking the next peak must be it, but it is not. Finally about 7:15 PM The GPS said I reached the summit. I compared it to pictues and it looked right. There was suppose to be a plaque there and I found where it had been cemented to the rock- but no plaque. I returned to my gear and fixed supper. Then I rolled out my sleeping gear and crashed for 6 hours. I woke at 4 and packed. It was still dark but I had no problem staying on the high path even cross country using the track on my GPS from the trip in. It was getting light about 5:30 as I made it back through gunsight pass. I was back at the trailhead at 11:15. A 26 mile round trip according to the GPS in under 24 hours.
spotjas • 2010-01-06
That's a good time, I hope to do it this summer.