Two All Beef Patties, Special Sauce….

September 13, 2009 at 8:04 pm 3 comments

Aren’t we clever? We decided to pair with our upcoming ascent of KING’s Peak with Burger KING Whoppers. So at 10 pm we found oursleves driving down I-80 looking for on open Burger King. No luck, since the Burger King in Evanston, WY had closed about 5 years earlier. So we had to settle for:

Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun

I was joined by oldbull and flyingelvis for our annual too-long day hike. We chose King’s Peak since it is the high point of Utah (13,528 ft.) and is possible to day hike from the Henry’s Fork trailhead (~26 mi.). After purchasing the Big Macs we found a quiet campsite near the trailhead and got a few hours of shut eye before a cold, early start to the hike. The first 6 miles of the hike wind through conifer forest alongside the Henry’s Fork River. It’s not until we crossed the river and worked our up to a vantage point near Dollar Lake that we got a great view of the ridges around King’s Peak.

Henry's Fork Approach

We chose to approach the peak via Gunsight Pass avoiding the use of a steep ascent of the scree field near Anderson Pass. And instead of hiking down into Painter’s Basin, we cut across a few miles of broken rock to find Anderson Pass. At the pass we were 12 miles into the hike but still had to ascend the final 900 feet of vertical to the summit.

King's Peak - West Face

A bit of huffing and puffing later we were on the summit. While flyingelvis and sirloinofbeef bemoaned their failure to find a Burger King burger for the summit, oldbull pulled out a can of the KING of beers. Here it poses with the Big Mac on the summit.

The King of Peaks

But oldbull wasn’t done pulling tricks from up his sleeve – not yet. Joining us on the summit were three other hikers, and as luck would have it, oldbull had carried along an extra 3 lamburghini Cheeseburgers. After explaining the Summit Cheeseburger mission to Dane, Jellie, and Spencer; the three newly “informed” summit hikers were more than willing to help with the Summitcheese effort. Thanks for helping us celebrate the first official Cheeseburger feast on Utah’s tallest peak!

Newest Cheeseburger Summiters At the Summit

After saying goodbye to Dan and Jellie, and watching Spencer bound effortlessly down the rocks, we rested a bit and enjoyed the views. The enormity of the Uinta Range is readily apparent from this vantage point.

Ginormous Painter's Basin

The return trip felt longer than the ascent but was uneventful. Unlike most of our day hikes, we returned during daylight on this one.

King’s Peak, UT – flyingelvis, oldbull, sirloinofbeef

Entry filed under: Utah Summits.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. samh  |  September 14, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Summit cheeseburger (and beer)!

  • 2. wimpy  |  September 15, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Looks like a great hike and summit. Truly jealous!



  • 3. groovydad22  |  September 22, 2009 at 8:53 am

    Wow awesome pictures. I love the Unitahs.


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