HIKING TO WILLARD PEAK
September 2003 - 15 photos


Don Gneiding and I set out to hike from Willard Basin to Ben Lomond Peak Saturday the 20th of September, 2003. We drove up from Mantua to Willard Basin, a very nice dirt road, if you like worn out rocky roads. I recommend you don't try this without a four wheel drive and excellent tires. We drove beyond Willard Basin to the top of Willard Mountain, (Not to be confused with Willard Peak), and parked at Inspiration Point. There is a most fantastic view of Willard Reservoir, the great Salt Lake and mountain tops in Nevada and Idaho. Neither of us had ever been to the top of Willard Peak but had hiked to Ben Lomond before so we decided to try Willard Peak first. One interesing fact, the peak is split by a large fissure, which we photographed.

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Willard Peak and Ben Lomond Peak

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It was quite a climb to the top and afterward we decided to give up on Ben Lomond. While on top we saw a large group of Mountain Goats. That was a nice bonus. I did some checking and found that Willard Peak is the highest peak in Weber County at 9,764 feet above sea level. That's 52 feet above Ben Lomond and 192 feet above Mount Ogden.

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Fall Colors on the road to Willard Basin

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The photos shown on this and the following pages were taken with an Olympus C-2500L SLR Digital 2.5 Megapixel Camera, with 3x optical zoom. The original resolution was set at 1280 x 1024. These photos are now 625 x 500 to save computer memory. Some of these photos were taken and donated by Don Gneiding using his own digital camera.   You are welcome to look at or download any of the photos. If you use them on any other webpage, please give credit and refer back to me.



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