For Paul 's birthday we completed an ascent of Gobbler's Knob (10,246 ft.), which lies between Millcreek and Big Cottonwood Canyons. The approach was ridiculous, somewhere between 8-9 miles. We started in Neff's Canyon, hiking past the meadow and turning up to the overlook into Big Cottonwood Canyon. From here we hiked cross country to the top of Porter's Fork and traversed around Mount Raymond. We had non-stop views of the snow-covered ridge between Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. A trip through Mill A Basin brought us to Baker Pass and the ascent of Gobbler's Knob.
Nils brought Cheeseburgers for all - which were assembled on the summit. All enjoyed a bleu Cheesburger with pickles. The descent from the summit involved bushwacking to the Bowman Fork trail with the hike ending at the Terraces Picnic area. Highlights of the trip included great Cheeseburgers, views of Big Cottonwood Canyon from top to bottom, and fields of Paintbrush, Bluebells, and Wallflowers. We were especially glad to have Ed along for his first Cheeseburger summit.
Ed, John, Nils, Paul.
Plans were made Saturday to hike Circle-All-Peak sunday June 10. It was short notice so the usual cheeseburger crowd didnt show. Thomas and I set out on a unseasonably chilly morning from the Butler Fork Trailhead in BCC. And though it was cold, it was steep and the layers were quickly shed. And we hiked on, and on and on. Past two turn-offs to Dog Lake! And then we were at Baker Pass. What? Where was the left turn we were supoosed to take to Cirlcle-All-Peak?!!!?
Well, now we had choices...up to west was Mt. Raymond...and to the east Gobblers Knob. We chose Gobblers Knob since I've already burgered Mt Raymond. And up we went a half mile to the top. And we were beaten to the top by a 70 year old woman. She was amazing and our inspiration. I'm going out to get me some of that Ensure stuff she was drinking at Baker Pass. I hear its better than Red Bull! ;-)
What a gorgeous day and a perfect place to enjoy Garam Masala Sliders. We found the trail to Cirle-All-Peak on our way down... :-)
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