Everybody Loves Raymond (Mount Raymond 10,241 feet), September 22, 2007

September 27, 2007 at 2:15 pm Leave a comment

The day began by picking up SirLoinofBeef at his house at  6:00 AM.  We had originally planned a fourth attempt at finding the elusive Davenport Hill.  However, with forecasts for rain and thunderstorms, we decided to attempt Mount Raymond from the Butler Fork Trailhead.   While, Mount Raymond (10,241 feet) is higher in elevation than Davenport Hill (10,120 feet), the Butler Fork Trail is relatively sheltered from the possibility of a lightning strike.  In addition, just like the show starring Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton and the late Peter Boyle, everyone will find something to love about this hike.  The actual hike began in Big Cottonwood Canyon (BCC) at the Butler Fork Trailhead (7,120 feet).  We hiked the first 20-30 minutes in relative darkness (not recommended) thus allowing us to enjoy the first light of day including beautiful Alpenglow highlighting the peaks of the South side of BCC.  After gaining Baker Pass, betwen Mount Raymond and Gobbler’s Knob, we took the trail leading steeply to the ridgeline of Mount Raymond.  While on the ridgeline, I somehow managed to bump my head on a not so Limber Pine (Pinus Flexilis) leading to much whining and cursing.  After a scramble along the rocky ridgline, we reached the peak.  At the rocky peak of Mount Raymond, we both enjoyed a tasty Bacon Cheeseburger from Shivers (3063 East, 3300 South, Salt Lake City).  Mount Raymond provides excellent views of much of the Wasatch Range.  After leisurely eating our Cheeseburgers, we descended the ridgeline and the Baker Pass Trail back to the truck for a roundtrip of ~7.5 miles in distance and 3,140 feet of elevation gain.

 John (Wimpy) and Paul (SirloinofBeef)

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Entry filed under: Utah Summits.

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