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Hiking - Deseret Peak 8/1/23

Updated: Aug 23, 2023



Itinerary:

Trailhead - 8:00 am

Hike - 8:15 am - 2:30 pm

Rope Swing - 2:30 - 3:00 pm


Directions: Deseret Peak Trailhead, Deseret Peak Wilderness


Activity: Hike Deseret Peak Wilderness Loop - 8.6 mile total loop trail. Great training for Mt Timpanogos. High altitude. Start at top of Loop Campground. After about 15-20 min, trail crosses a river. Trail heads sharp left on the opposite side of river and then forks. Take right fork. The trail heads up through pine forests and meadows to the lower ridge. Turn right up ridgeline to summit. We did the Deseret Peak Wilderness Loop at the top. This adds another 1.5 miles to the original out and back of 7.1 miles. All Trails Trip Report


Tips:

- trim toenails, pack sunscreen/ibuprofen/moleskin

- Blister care. We have led this 5 times and every time at the peak a few people in group have blisters. Ask about it at the saddle and put bandaids/duct tape/blister care on it there.

- Wildflowers were amazing both times we went in late July and early Aug. Love the loop. All trails says it is .5 longer. We clocked it as .8 longer but no regrets. We all loved seeing all sides of the mountain with changing views. Saw deer, red tail hawk, grouse, turkey vulture.

- glissading - usually a moderate patch of snow above the first ridgeline.

- Rope Swing - great post-hike activity (located at the Upper Narrows Campground #1 on the right side)


Gear: Hiking pants, synthetic T-shirt, long sleeve synthetic top, long sleeve fleece, light waterproof jacket, thin gloves, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camelback or regular back pack with waist belt, 3-4 Liters water, 6-10 snacks, first aid kit, hiking boots/running shoes, trekking poles (optional).



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