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East Temple Peak 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Haystack Mountain 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 14 / 14
Lost Temple Spire 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 3 / 3
Steeple Peak 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 2
Elevation: 10,500 ft
GPS: 42.712, -109.158 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Ben Mottinger on May 26, 2006
Admins: Mike Snyder
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Description

A beautiful area that is near Cirque of the Towers so it's a good addition if you have the time. There are several peaks for climbing, but it seems that Haystack has the most routes.

Probably less crowded than the cirque if you want seclusion. Mosquitoes can be nasty--bring some repellant.

Getting There

Approach as for the Cirque, but at Big Sandy Lake, keep going along the NE side of the lake to a trail that heads up toward Clear Lake and then Deep Lake. The camping at Clear Lake offers some nice trees and looks preferrable to the Deep Lake site that is above treeline.

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For the best and fastest approach; I recommend the south side of Big Sandy Lake. Cross outlet on log jam bridges, follow small, good trail, climb short rock slab, good trail, good beaches, regain USFS trail, directly east to Haystack, save an hour... Mar 8, 2017
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ddriver   SLC
"Approach as for the Cirque, but at Big Sandy Lake, keep going along the NE side of the lake to a trail that heads up toward Clear Lake and then Deep Lake."

The trail signage for this is now down/inadequate and is causing some folks to wind up on the Black Joe Lake trail. After the creek crossing, the major developed trail wraps around and up to Black Joe. For Deep Lake, either hug the creek bank or locate an unmarked steep downhill trail within about 100 feet. Either will take you to more trail along Big Sandy's shore and into the correct drainage. Aug 8, 2016

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