Thursday, June 22, 2006

Hike Blogging: Ben Lomond, Wasatch-Cache National Forest

I did this hike on September 6, 2004.

Ben Lomond is a 9,712-foot high peak on the north end of Weber County. It is a popular but difficult hike, approximately 12 miles round-trip from the North Fork Park trailhead and 14 miles from North Ogden Pass (one could be lazy and drive up to Willard Peak and then just hike about 3 miles along the Skyline Trail, but Captain Holly loves a challenge).

A view of Ogden Valley from the Skyline Trail.

Not surprisingly, you can see alot when you get up on top. This is a view of Willard Bay State Park, looking to the northwest.

Captain Holly on top, looking south towards Ogden. Despite it being sunny day in early September, the temperature on top was in the 50's -- hence the jacket.

The local Boy Scout troops have installed a metal box that contains a notebook for those who reach the summit to write their impressions. Most agree this is a great hike.



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