Ascent of Kings Peak on 2018-07-23
|Others in Party:||Kevin Richards -- Trip Report or GPS Track|
|Date:||Monday, July 23, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||13528 ft / 4123 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe drove from Salt Lake City to the Henry's Fork Campground where we slept in the car from around 8:30pm to 3:20am. We left the trailhead at 3:42am, cruising through the Henrys Fork Basin and topping out at Gunsight Pass at 7:25pm. We took a look at the direct route to the peak up the scree slope from the pass, and, deciding that it looked absolutely miserable, descended into Painter Basin and took the cutoff trail to stay near the slope. We reached the Highline Trail and ascended to Anderson Pass, where we scrambled up the ridge and summited at 9:37am. It was easy to see why Kings Peak was not initially recognized as Utah's high point. Several other nearby peaks appeared to be higher, including South Kings Peak, Gilbert Peak, and Mount Emmons. We followed the same route on the descent, reaching Gunsight Pass at 12:05pm and the trailhead at 3:35pm. Thunderstorms started building over the peak at around 12:30pm, but luckily it never rained on us. The rockiness of the trail really took its toll on our feet in the final couple hours of the walk out.
Stats: 5h55m up, 28m at summit, 5h30m down, 28.7 miles, ~5,000ft gained.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||5102 ft / 1554 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||5102 ft / 1554 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
Storms building late
| Gain on way in:||4602 ft / 1402 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 4102 ft / 1250 m; Extra: 500 ft / 152m|
| Loss on way in:||500 ft / 152 m|
| Distance:||28.7 mi / 46.2 km|
| Route:||Henrys Fork|
| Start Trailhead:||Henrys Fork Trailhead 9426 ft / 2873 m|
| Loss on way out:||4602 ft / 1402 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 4102 ft / 1250 m; Extra: 500 ft / 152m|
| Gain on way out:||500 ft / 152 m|
| Route:||Henrys Fork|
| End Trailhead:||Henrys Fork Trailhead 9426 ft / 2873 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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