day hike - francis peak to thurston peak ridge hike (see update)

We will drive up to Francis Peak and then hike to Thurston Peak (9,706 ft), the tallest peak in the Davis/Morgan county, on the ridgeline. There are seven peaks (bumps) between Francis Peak and Turston Peak. The distance between Francis Peak and Thurston Peak is 4.2 miles with 1,775 ft elevation gain. From Thurston Peak, we plan to bag two peaks (bumps) and to head down to Farnwood Rec Site in Layton. The distance between Thurston Peak and Farnwood Rec Site is approximately 4.5 miles with 5,500 ft elevation loss plus additional distance and elevation gain/loss to make the two bumps. Bring 10 Es. This hike will be exploratory. Email before Friday, 3 pm, September 6, for the meeting place and time. Registration priority will be given to WMC members. Co-organized with Stanley Chiang, Ed Hemphill, and Jim Kucera. Update (9/4): We are aware of the wildfire above Layton. We won't hike down to Farnwood Rec Site in Layton. Instead, we will hike down to a different location to avoid the area affected by the wildfire. The forecast of wind direction suggests that the impact of smokes from the wildfire on this hike would be minimal.

Level:MOD+
Miles:10.0
Route:Shuttle
Pace:Moderate
Organizer:Akiko Kamimura
Date:Sat Sep 7 2019
Meeting Place:Registration required


This activity is being organized by a Wasatch Mountain Club member.