Ascent of Kings Peak on 2018-06-29

Climber: Chris Earle

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, June 29, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Motorcycle
Peak:Kings Peak
    Elevation:13528 ft / 4123 m

Ascent Trip Report

Motorcycle from the east to Henry's Fork trailhead. Good road, though quite a ways to gas. Started up trail about 4 pm, light overnight pack, pleasant hike, no elevation gain to speak of, made camp about 6:30 in the basin near the Gunsight Pass/Henry's Fork Lake trail junction. Utterly gorgeous, zillions of wildflowers, no bugs, quite a few people (this was going into a July 4th long weekend). Started up about 5:00 the next morning, perfect weather, clear obvious easy trail, no snow at all. Met a yearling bighorn on the way, no people. Leisurely hike, lots of photography, summit at 08:40. Decided to descend on a course about N 70 E from the summit, which was a pleasant boulder hop and pushed the overall difficulty into the Class 2 range. Thereafter, saw many people on the trail (dozens). Back to camp by noon, back to trailhead by 3:00. Camped at the trailhead and the next morning continued due west to the highway (UT 150); nice scenic drive.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear

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