David's Hiking Page

"The mountains are calling and I must go."
(John Muir)

Some of my online hiking projects:

Daily Herald Articles

Articles I wrote for the Daily Herald:

Deseret Peak: An unknown west-desert gem - published 10/3/14
The high point of the Stansbury range, west of Salt Lake valley, provides a wonderful adventure with year-round opportunities.
The Twin Gems of Mill Creek Canyon: Mt. Raymond and Gobblers Knob - published 9/19/14
These two peaks are often climbed from Big Cottonwood Canyon, but the Mill Creek Canyon route is delightful as well.
American Fork Twin Peaks: A delightful cluster of some of the Wasatch’s highest summits - published 9/5/14
There are four peaks in the Twin Peaks cluster. The route from American Fork canyon is highlighted.
Lone Peak: Remote monolith oversees two valleys - published 8/22/14
Lone Peak stands as a sentinel between Salt Lake and Utah valleys, at an elevation of 11,253 feet; the Jacob's Ladder and other routes are described.
Provo Peak: The city’s hidden namesake - published 8/8/14
A short but very steep climb of the highest mountain east of Provo, hidden behind Y Mountain.
Mount Nebo: The Triple Crown of the Wasatch Range - published 7/25/14
The highest peak of the Wasatch beckons from the southern end of Utah County.
Pfeifferhorn - Utah's own 'Little Matterhorn' - published 7/11/14
Challenging hike to one of the most iconic and rewarding summits of the Wasatch range.
South Utah Valley’s hiking secret: Loafer Mountain and Santaquin Peak - published 6/27/14
Pleasant hike with 3,100-foot elevation gain in 5.7 miles one way.
Mount Olympus - Sentinel of Salt Lake Valley - published 6/6/14
A challenging 7.5-mile hike to a great peak on the eastern edge of Salt Lake City.
Horsetail Falls - Alpine's Hidden Cascade - published 5/23/14
A 2-mile hike to a waterfall that rivals any in the valley!
Above and beyond the "Y" - published 5/9/14
Don't stop at the "Y" — go on to the mountain summit 3000' above the trailhead!
Exploring a Hidden Valley - published 4/25/14
The delightful loop hike up Grove Creek and down Battle Creek Canyons
Popular Y trail leads to iconic symbol of the valley - published 4/4/14
The short but challenging hike to the "Y" above BYU

Other articles in the series, written by Tina Crowder, that I contributed content or photos to:

Warming up to cold weather hiking - 10/10/14
Winter hiking tips and options for the Wasatch
Discover the beauty of Solitude - 9/26/14
Silver Lake and Mt. Millicent, near Solitude Ski resort
The hills are alive at Julie Andrews Meadow - 9/12/14
Nestled up against the east flank of the Timpanogos Range is a large meadow that gives you a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains.
TO THE TOP: Orem man summits Mt. Timpanogos more than 650 times - 9/10/14
The story of Ben Woolsey, who has summited Timp more than any man alive - over 650 times as of this writing!
Bald Mountain: A Quick Uinta Summit - 8/29/14
A quick and easy climb to a peak in the western Uinta Range that is higher than any Wasatch peak.
Utah's not-so-secret Cecret Lake - 8/15/14
The Albion Basin, one of the most scenic spots on the Wasatch Front, is home to a number of beautiful hiking trails including the one to Cecret Lake.
Mill Canyon Peak: Views from the "Back" of the Wasatch Front - 8/01/14
Situated east of the Timpanogos Range and south of the Little Cottonwood Ridge, overlooking Heber Valley, is a peak that stands by itself.
Sunset Peak: Where the canyons meet - 7/04/14
If you aren't quite ready for something long and steep like Mt. Timpanogos or Mt. Nebo, then try out Sunset Peak.
Buffalo Peak: A child-friendly summit - 6/13/14
There are few places in Utah Valley where you can drive to a trailhead, summit a peak with spectacular views, and be back home in under three hours.
The Tibble Fork Trail: 50 Shades of Green - 5/30/14
An enjoyable family-friendly hike with beautiful spring color
Pine Hollow - Family-friendly forest fun - 5/16/14
An all-season option high in American Fork Canyon
Big Baldy: In Timp's Shadow - 5/2/14
The peak in front of Timpanogos; a good training climb
Training and techniques for better hiking - published 4/18/14
Tips from a seasoned veteran...
Notch Peak - Utah's equivalent of El Capitan - published 4/11/14
The second-highest vertical cliff in the US!
Winter climbing: Hiking the Timpanogos Snow Slide - published 3/28/14
Exploring the snowslide off the southwest face of Timpanogos
Squaw Peak: A Climb for All Seasons - published 3/21/14
Hike to the distictive rocky crag above the Provo Temple