HIghest peaks of the Mountain-West States

HIghest peaks of the Mountain-West States

Joined: May 5th, 2006, 4:05 pm

May 5th, 2006, 4:08 pm #1

Hike this summer to the highest peaks in the Mountain-West USA.

The main hiking group is from Utah State University, Logan, UT. But anyone is welcome to come and join the hikes.
The plan is to do the highest peaks of 7 states: Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Idaho.
We start with the easier ones and move on to the longest hike and the highest peak.
Most of the hikes are planned to be done over 3 day weekends.
The tentative dates are listed below:

Nevada: Boundary Peak
http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock ... -peak.html
Elevation: 13140 ft / 4005 m
May 12-14

New Mexico: Wheeler Peak
http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock ... k-nm-.html
Elevation: 13161 ft
June 2-4

Utah: Kings Peak
http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock ... -peak.html
Elevation: 13528 ft / 4123 m
June 23-25

Arizona: Humphreys Peak
http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock ... -peak.html
Elevation: 12633 ft / 3851 m
July 7-9

Idaho: Borah Peak
http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock ... -peak.html
Elevation: 12662 ft / 3859 m
July 15-16

<<Longest hike/backpacking>>
Wyoming: Gannett Peak
http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock ... -peak.html
Elevation: 13804 ft / 4207 m
The mountain is the most remote of all the state high points in the lower 48 states. Using the primary route, it is a 40-mile round-trip to the summit from the trailhead.

August 3-6

<<2nd highest peak in 48 US>>
Colorado: Mt. Elbert
http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock ... lbert.html
Elevation: 14440 ft / 4401 m
August 24-26

The dates above are tentative and can be moved around depending upon the will of the group.

Come and do One, Two, Three or all.

For more information contact Aroh Barjatya (arohb@cc.usu.edu)

Joined: January 22nd, 2004, 8:36 pm

May 9th, 2006, 4:36 pm #2

Of course it depends on whether you're referring to the Mountain West geographic region or the Mountain West Conference. If you're referring to the latter, we can't leave out SDSU and the 1-loss Horned Frogs of TCU!

Joined: February 27th, 2004, 4:18 pm

May 10th, 2006, 11:05 pm #3

Hiking Gannet 'eh? I've heard about doing that, but it can be dangerous if things are icy or the crevasses are open. Wouldn't Gannet really be more of a hike+"climb" since crampons and ropes are occasionally needed?

I can see why CA is left out- if permits weren't secured already, it might be hard to get a group > 1 person up the mountain on any given weekend this coming season. At least via the trail from the portal.

I don't see why TX would be left out though?