It was weird to see a pika so early in the hike.
He said "AAAH" like a sheep, which means "Get the hell
out of here!"
Looking west from the spur ridge.
In the middle is Bald Mountain
and Reids Peak.
The lake on the right is Butterfly Lake. The Highland trail is soon
That's where we parked.
We came up on the right side of this spur ridge and went down on the
Mount Watson is behind and to the right of Reids Peak.
On the way up the spur ridge, it looks impossible to reach the top.
This little two-step climb gives access to the main Hayden-Agassiz
To make it easy, I went inside the little cave, then branched to the
If you aren't sure if you can do this, try a different hike, like
Above here, I would suggest going all the way to the top of the Hayden-Agassiz
then continue north (left). The reason being that if you traverse
the boulder talus,
you could knock loose the supporting rocks and cause a slide over
your squishy body.
From the top of the Hayden-Agassiz ridge looking north toward Hayden
You'll need some confidence in your route finding once you get near
the jagged peak.
Fom along the Hayden-Agassiz ridge looking southeast.
McPheters Lake and Ryder Lake are visible below.
East Hayden, Ostler Peak, Spread Eagle
Peak and Agassiz Peak.
On the other side is Naturalist Basin.
The sub peak before Hayden. We went on the left side of this peak.
Hayden Peak. Follow the easiest path around the right.
We went up before we should have, and had to climb up a little chimney.
There was an easier route that we found going back down.
From the summit of Hayden looking south toward Mount
From the summit looking east over East Hayden.
Behind that is Lamotte Peak 12,720' and Ostler
Behind and in between them are:
Mount Beulah 12,557 and The Cathedral 12,224'.
Looking east between Ostler Peak and Spread Eagle Peak.
You can see Mount Lovenia 13,220', Wilson Peak 13,040', South Kings
Mount Emmons 13,440 and Explorer Peak 12,708'
First Ascent for Pugkind.
Just moments before, the mountain pug did a little Vaudville dance
with a top hat and cane,
I couldn't get my camera out in time, but I was able to snap one off
as she was saying "Ya-cha-cha-cha".
Or maybe the altitude was playing with my head.
Looking north toward Kletting Peak and A-1 Peak.
From the summit looking west.
In the foreground is the sub peak southwest of Hayden.
Mirror Lake is the one in the center.
Murdock Peak, Bald Mountain and Reids Peak are in the middle.
Mount Watson is left of Reids
The furthest thing visible are the distant peaks of the Wasatch.
Mount Timpanogos is visible far behind Reids Peak.
From the summit looking north toward Kletting Peak and A-1 Peak.
Kletting Peak is named after the Utah architect, Richard K.A. Kletting,
who designed Saltair (1893) and the State Capitol (1916).
Kletting died in 1943.
Looking east over Lamotte Peak towards Mount Beulah 12,557'
and part of The Cathedral 12,224'.
Looking southeast over Spread Eagle Peak,
Squaw Peak 12,855' and Cleveland Peak 12,584' to the southeast.
Looking southeast down the Hayden-Agassiz Ridge.
An ultra-zoom of Bald Mountain Peak.
You can see four people on top.
Indian Paintbrush along the ridge.
Looking west toward Bald Mountain.
Me and the Mountain Pug on the Hayden-Agassiz Ridge.
Behind (south) is Agassiz Peak.
...8, 9, 10, She's out!
Pug sputtered out of gas about 80% of the way down.
I wonder if she's the first pug on this peak.
We aimed for this meadow from the spur ridge, it was a welcome change
on the feet.
Behind (northeast) is Hayden Peak.
The summit of Hayden Peak from the meadow.
Flowerfest near the parking lot. Looking north toward Kletting Peak.
For a satellite image of this area go to:
Thanks to Gloria and Pug
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