day hike day's fork to ridgeline, return via silver fork pass into day's fork

Hike from Day's Fork trailhead at the Spruces Campground to the Eclipse Mine. From there, scramble up the Day's headwall to the ridgeline overlooking Flagstaff and the Reed and Benson Ridge. There is a faint trail on the ridgeline. Beautiful views of Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon. Hike east along the ridgeline into Silver Fork and descend back into Day's Fork at the pass between Day's and Silver Fork. If there is interest and someone who knows the route well, an alternative descent is into Green's Basin, which intersects the Day's Fork trail. An early start is needed as afternoon t-showers are common and a portion of this hike is along the ridgeline around 10,000 feet. There is some tricky scrambling on smooth slabs at the Day's headwall, just before the ridgeline.

Level:MSD-
Miles:10.0
Vertical:3000'
Route:Loop
Pace:Moderate
Organizer:Stanley Chiang
Phone:801-381-1247
Date:Sat Aug 14 2010
Meeting Place:Big Cottonwood Canyon Park & Ride
Meeting Time:8:00 am

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