• Ever Want to Hike Up to the Top of One of Our Glorious Mountains??Make Sure to Read ALL OF WHAT IS LISTED BELOW
One of the most popular summits in our front but not to be mistaken for an easy hike...but VERY do-able..This will be a team effort and one in which we will help each other if need be---this is not a contest to show who is the best or fastest at getting to the summit--it is a bonding event where we get to share in the glory of the hike and getting everyone up to the top. There will be NO snow up there so it will be a hike only without the fun of getting through snow--and the last part is pretty steep but climbing equipment is NOT necessary--no ropes, etc...but please bring the following--
Very Important--If you are afraid of heights this may not be a good idea for you--know yourself enough to make this determination....
1. TONS OF WATER--Approx 3Liters --or a Water Filter
2. Snacks and plenty of food--this is about an 7-8 hour day round trip(10 miles)-3700foot climb.
3.Camera--The views are absolutely breathtaking--and yes YOU will make it to the top if you go and you hike on a regular basis..
4. Hiking poles if you like to use those..collapse-able are best on this one.
5. Considered Strenuous---AGAIN--considered Strenuous
6. THIS HIKE IS BASED ON WEATHER--WE MUST START EARLY!!!
7. There is mandatory scrambling--no way around it--if you are not used to bouldering or scrambling this may not be a good idea for you to start with this hike..
8. Some steep inclines with exposure--again if you are not a STRONG hiker I would wait to put a few under your belt first--just saying--
9. This is a 8-10 HOUR DAY MINIMUM WITH THIS SIZE GROUP--KNOW YOUR SELF--KNOW YOUR ABILITY--AND YOUR FEET OF COURSE--LOL
10. LASTLY--BUT NOT LASTLY--It is so important that you know your physical fitness level--the last few hours of this hike are ALL up hill but very attainable if you are in decent cardio fitness and used to hikes at elevation then this is a great idea--however do not use this as a first time ascent unless you are used to this type of hiking--it will be miserable for you and for the group too--but do not worry--we will be posting more of course..I previewed this hike today(6/8/2014) specifically for our outing and even touched base with some rangers..this is an amazing experience but please be prepared with water, the right shoes, plenty of food, and time--it is a whole day--otherwise make sure to bring your camera or camera phone--you will NOT be disappointed!!
11. BUGSPRAY(Off works great) or Terra Shield Essential Oil
12. Climbing(or sticky finger) gloves.
Begin at the White Pine Trailhead in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Take the trail to Red Pine Lake, continue to Upper Red Pine Lake. Look for the minor ridge heading southwest from Upper Red Pine Lake to Alpine Ridge. Your target is the junction on Alpine Ridge where Red Pine, Maybird and Dry Creek canyons join. The headwall leading to Alpine Ridge is very steep and there will be a cornice at the top in winter and early spring. Using this minor ridge to gain access to Alpine Ridge is an easier variation of the standard scrambling route which heads for the low point in the saddle at the base of White Baldy. This minor ridge is accessible to both summer and winter climbers. From Alpine Ridge the Pfeifferhorn summit is unmistakably visible to the west. Traverse Alpine Ridge to the summit of the Pfeifferhorn.
You can create a loop trip by descending Maybird Gulch, The upper talus fields in Maybird are very difficult to cross if they are not snow covered. It is also possible to climb the Pfeifferhorn from Maybird, but it is a more difficult route.
Please be aware that your Meetup organizers are not tour guides and are not park rangers. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event. All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests. By signing up for this event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.
Organizers are volunteering their time and effort to show you the beautiful area we are surrounded by