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Ascent of South Mountain West on 2017-05-13

Climber: Dean Molen

Others in Party:Ken Jones
Date:Saturday, May 13, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Mountain West
    Location:USA-Utah
    Elevation:6597 ft / 2010 m

Ascent Trip Report

My 2nd time up and today I did it with Ken Jones. We hiked up from the locked gate on the highway and at the fenceline, we turned east and followed the fence until it ended. At that point, just as you get past the fence, just stay on the ridge and let it lead you up to the top area. The summit area itself is a bit hard to discern but you will figure it out. Hidden nearby, under a tree, is a container that serves to hold the summit register and a geocache that I have placed. The register was placed by Andy Martin in 2010 and only had his signature plus that of two others. Its a nice hike of about 3 miles roundtrip and probably close to 1350 feet total elevation gain. With a prominence of over 1000 feet, it appeals to those who are chasing after the prominence peaks in Utah.
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    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country



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