snow hike (maybe or may not be snowshoe) - layton peak

We plan to make Layton Peak (9,571 ft) via the Great Western Trail and go down via the Kay's Creek Ridge trail, weather and conditions permitting. The final ascent to Layton Peak is very bushy. So it may be easier to bag this peak on snow. The Great Western Trail is not steep, except one short (approximately 100 yards) section. The steep section may require finding an alternate route or possibly needing an ice axe to make steps. The Kay's Creek Ridge trail is very steep. If it's too slippery, we will do out and back via the Great Western Trail. We may also make Chinscraper (9,190 ft) - a very small bump near Layton Peak. Bring microspikes and 10 Es. Whether we will need snowshoes and/or ice axe will be posted when it gets closer. Avalanche safety gear not required. Rated MSD- for potential snow conditions. Please email before Friday, 6 pm, April 24, for the meeting place and time. Registration priority will be given to WMC members. When you register, please indicate where you want to meet with the group - the trail head in Layton or the carpool meeting place in Murray. Co-organized with Ed Hemphill.

Level:MSD-
Miles:10.0
Vertical:4371'
Pace:Moderate
Organizer:Akiko Kamimura
Date:Sun Apr 26 2020
Meeting Place:Registration required