Climb the Pfeiff-Otherwise Known as Pfeifferhorn(Peak #1 this Year)

• 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.

Disclaimer:

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.

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  • Marshall

    I just got to the parking lot. I'll catch up. Is anyone else arriving late around now?

    July 19

    • Helena

      Marshall, thank you for the walking poles. I'll be glad to bring them to you.

      1 · July 19

    • Marshall

      That would be great. I'm glad they were useful.

      July 22

  • Dawn

    Someone approached me about heading up some other peaks--who was that so I can make you a host?

    July 21

  • Dawn

    Great day on the mountain gang--looking forward to the ones to come--:)

    July 21

  • Rob

    Thanks for a great day, Dawn, et al.

    1 · July 19

  • Rob

    Outa sight!

    1 · July 19

  • David L

    Thanks Dawn. Another great hike. And the weather worked great.

    1 · July 19

  • Alicia

    awesome hike! the gloves definitely helped

    1 · July 19

  • Helena

    You guys are all awesome. I called it good at the lake and chilled for almost 2 hrs. Which was great.

    July 19

  • celeste y.

    I thought this hike was next weekend :( sorry to miss it.

    July 19

  • Fariha I. I.

    On our way. Currently on 9000 and 2000 east ish.

    1 · July 19

  • Karen T =.

    I am so sad to bail. My right toe is still too hurt from the Grand Canyon , I can get my tennis shoe on comfy enough ,but it still hurts and the downhill would be too much, I need it to heal. You guys be safe and have fun!! I may just throw on some trail sandals and come take pics, I have the picnic already packed up in my backpack, lol :)

    July 19

  • Helena

    Running a little behind. If I don't see you at trailhead, I'll eventually catch up.

    July 19

  • Caleb

    I can't hike ( ankle problem ), would love to join. The only thing I can do is swim & cycle; if anyone is interested in an easy bike ride or has the same problem, will be doing this.

    http://www.meetup.com/Schmo-To-Pro-Cyling/events/195305802/

    July 18

    • Caleb

      Duct tape is old school; now there is Gorilla tape; freaking amazing stuff; it's like the epoxy of tape.

      July 18

    • Karen T =.

      lol. I Have gorilla tape. I still call it duct tape ;-)

      July 19

  • Miju

    My buddy and I are starting @6:30. See you on the trail.

    July 19

  • Rob

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Areas of smoke. Partly sunny, with a high near 70. West southwest wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. About as good as it gets!

    July 19

  • Louis "Luigi" L.

    My favorite weather link for Little Cottonwood Canyon: http://www.snowbird.com/mountain-report/

    July 18

  • Rob

    Weather: Saturday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Areas of smoke before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. South wind 7 to 9 mph. http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-111.76034&lat=40.52550#.U8mVwKP5fSg

    1 · July 18

    • Karen T =.

      I don't see any chance of storms until Sunday... http://www.mountain-f...­

      July 18

    • Karen T =.

      Oh, the link you did shows for Park City...I think we are clear on the Pfeif. At least as of now. It is Utah, and it could change. I'll check again in the AM :)

      July 18

  • Karen T =.

    Looks like mother nature is smiling upon us - no thunderstorms showing up in the hourly until Sunday :D

    2 · July 18

    • Moriarty

      I'll barely make it up it much less trying to spar up it lol!

      July 18

    • Karen T =.

      lol , you'll do fine Jenni :) Looking forward to seeing you! I keep looking at the weather and it looks GREAT for our hike. We were chased down by the storms when I did this before. It will be nice to get to linger on the summit a bit.

      1 · July 18

  • Dawn

    We are on for sure tomorrow -being a light rain jacket just in case but with Thunder and Lightning we will turn around-otherwise game is on see everyone tomorrow at the carpool spot!

    1 · July 18

  • Amanda P.

    Anyone from Park City want to carpool?

    July 18

  • Dawn

    You will be ours dear Pfeifferhorn--we will watch the weather if we need to reschedule we will--

    2 · July 17

    • Karen T =.

      Keeping my fingers crossed, today it looks like isolated thunderstorms may move in the 11-12 hour. Hopefully we will see in tomorrow's report that they will be later in the day!!

      July 17

    • Marty

      Am I up to this??

      July 17

  • Karen T =.

    I may have to bail depending on how well my toe is doing. I will let you know for sure by Friday though!

    1 · July 16

  • Rob

    Saturday Weather: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 68.

    July 16

    • Karen T =.

      We will have to keep an eye on this as it gets closer and get the hourly breakdown. Hopefully, they're typical afternoon storms and we will be down :) This is very exposed. In fact , when we did this 2 years ago, we had to scramble pretty fast down due to lightening and I tore my favorite hiking shorts :) We also go hailed on, emergency ponchos are not a bad idea since they pack in so small.

      1 · July 16

  • Lauralee

    Missed out when some friends did this over the weekend I'll have to sacrifice rowing, but this will be worth it.

    1 · June 30

    • Lauralee

      Boo now I have to work. One day I'll get the chance

      July 9

    • Dawn

      NOOOOOOOO

      1 · July 10

  • Dawn

    I would be so so impressed if all 47 of you made it--:P) This is a peak to remember --hope you all can make it

    2 · July 10

  • Jennie

    I have been talking about this hike to a lot of my friends and no takers. So, I'm super excited for this one!!

    1 · July 7

  • Dawn

    So I am prepared to split the group up into a two or three upon hiking day--if this many show up that is what the forest service will require us to do--just fyi..Hope as many of you as possible can indeed make the 7am time on a Saturday..:)

    1 · July 6

  • Dawn

    The snow is melting off --should be just great when we go

    June 27

  • Christian

    Have wanted to hike it in the spring and slide down the corn. Might as well start with the summer.

    1 · June 26

  • David

    Sorry to miss this. Northwest Passage Ragnar with my sons in their "backyard" July 18th and 19th. Next time.

    1 · June 17

  • Sadie

    This is an amazing hike, I have been thinking about it since I did it with this group back in 2012, wow so long ago! Unfortunately, I will be out of town during this time but if you're on the fence about going I encourage you to do it just be prepared it's strenuous but worth the work to get there! Hope to catch up with this group again in the not too distant future! Have an amazing adventure!

    1 · June 17

  • Christion S.

    Are dogs allowed?

    June 9

    • Rob

      Deer, bear, goats, cougars, people, ok but no dogs!

      June 10

    • Rob

      I forgot moose, coyotes and wolves. Leave your dog home and take a wolf with you.

      1 · June 11

  • Dawn

    Don't worry about the numbers-we will split the group up into a fast group and small group if need be...

    June 10

  • Jola

    Yay! I was about to schedule it for beginning of July. But 19 sounds great too. :)

    1 · June 9

    • Jola

      But I was looking death in the eye there doing a technical climb with no rope . Went straight in the middle. Nit a goid idea with short legs and weak upper body. Just sayin'

      June 9

    • Jola

      Not a good idea-that would be proper English. :)

      1 · June 9

  • Andrei M.

    I wanna try it at least... :-)

    3 · June 9

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