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Hiking Utah’s peaks — Hiking adventures


I have enjoyed hiking during most of my adult life.  My son, James, and my nephew, Greg Gillespie, also enjoy hiking.  Years ago we set a goal to climb the tallest peak in each of Utah’s 29 counties.  Of all the 50 United States, Utah has the highest average county-peak height.  We knew it would be a daunting task, but we have been working at achieving the goal for many years.  Three peaks are shared by two adjoining counties, so only 26 peaks need to be climbed.  Following is a list of my progress on achieving the goal.  I have also listed other peaks that I have climbed.

Alphabetical listing of the county peaks:

         Peak name                  County          Date climbed    Peak height in feet
01. American Fork Twin Peaks       Salt Lake          09/2001            11,489    
02. Andy Nelson Peak               Kane               11/2017            10,027
03. Bluebell Knoll                 Wayne              09/2019            11,328
04. Brian Head Peak                Iron               09/2011            11,307
05. Bridger Peak                   Rich                                   9,255
06. Bull Mountain                  Box Elder                              9,934
07. Delano Peak                    Beaver, Piute      07/2010            12,169
08. Deseret Peak                   Tooele             10/2000            11,031
09. East Mountain                  Emery                                 10,743
10. Eccentric Peak                 Daggett, Uintah    08/2012            12,276
11. Fish Lake Hightop              Sevier             06/2002            11,633
12. Gilbert Peak                   Summit             08/2010            13,442
13. Ibapah Peak                    Juab               09/2002            12,087
14. Kings Peak                     Duchesne           08/1994            13,528
15. Mine Camp Peak                 Millard            08/2017            10,222
16. Monument Peak                  Carbon                                10,452
17. Mount Cardwell                 Wasatch                               10,743
18. Mount Ellen                    Garfield           09/2019            11,522
19. Mount Nebo                     Utah               07/1997            11,928
20. Mount Peale                    San Juan           07/2012            12,721
21. Mount Waas                     Grand              07/2012            12,331
22. Naomi Peak                     Cache                                  9,979
23. Signal Peak                    Washington         06/2009            10,365
24. South Tent Mountain            Sanpete            08/2019            11,285
25. Thurston Peak                  Davis, Morgan      07/2010             9,706
26. Willard Peak                   Weber              09/2018             9,763

Chronologic listing of the county peak hikes:

     Peak name                      County          Date climbed     Peak height in feet 
01. Kings Peak                     Duchesne           08/1994            13,528 
02. Mount Nebo                     Utah               07/1997            11,928 
03. Deseret Peak                   Tooele             10/2000            11,031 
04. American Fork Twin Peaks       Salt Lake          09/2001            11,489
05. Fish Lake Hightop              Sevier             06/2002            11,633
06. Ibapah Peak                    Juab               09/2002            12,087 
07. Signal Peak                    Washington         06/2009            10,365
08. Delano Peak                    Beaver, Piute      07/2010            12,169
09. Thurston Peak                  Davis, Morgan      07/2010             9,706
10. Gilbert Peak                   Summit             08/2010            13,442 
11. Brian Head Peak                Iron               09/2011            11,307
12. Mount Peale                    San Juan           07/2012            12,721 
13. Mount Waas                     Grand              07/2012            12,331
14. Eccentric Peak                 Daggett, Uintah    08/2012            12,276  
15. Mine Camp Peak                 Millard            08/2017            10,222 
16. Andy Nelson Peak               Kane               11/2017            10,027 
17. Willard Peak                   Weber              09/2018             9,763
18. South Tent Mountain            Sanpete            08/2019            11,285 
19. Bluebell Knoll                 Wayne              09/2019            11,328 
20. Mount Ellen                    Garfield           09/2019            11,522
**  Bridger Peak                   Rich                                   9,255 
**  Bull Mountain                  Box Elder                              9,934 
**  East Mountain                  Emery                                 10,743 
**  Monument Peak                  Carbon                                10,452 
**  Mount Cardwell                 Wasatch                               10,743 
**  Naomi Peak                     Cache                                  9,979 

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