Kessler Peak

July 28, 2009 at 1:22 pm Leave a comment

July 19, 2009. The profile of Kessler Peak has been much admired and photographed during several of our other Cheeseburger eating adventures, on Montreal Hill and Tom’s Hill

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So a week ago last Sunday, we finally decided to conquer it’s summit with a tasty Cheeseburger.  It turns out that while the North Route trail to the Summit isn’t highly trafficked, it is very well maintained and has the added benefit of being in the shade for the majority of the hike.  While the trail is well maintained, it should be noted that it rises almost 3K feet in just 2.25 miles.  Like many hikes these days, it pays to get an early start to be able to find a spot in the Doughnut Falls parking lot.  Luckily there didn’t seem to be many people getting to the trailhead by 6 AM.  To get to the North Route Trail, continue on the access road pass the Doughnut Falls parking lot.  You will quickly reach a gate that you walk around.  In another half a mile, you will see a trail on your right.  Once on the trail, you follow a series of switchbacks through forested areas.  Eventually, you will cross the slide that is visible on the North slope of Kessler.  After crossing the slide, you will quickly reach the ridgeline and can follow the path to the final summit.  Note that if you encounter anything above a Class 2 scramble, you are off route.

Once atop the picturesque peak we treated ourselved to some tasty Cheeseburgers.

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and admired the views to the Uintahs and along Carbonate Pass

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All around a great hike and both SLoB and I hope to tackle this picturesque peak again.

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Entry filed under: Utah Summits.

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