If you’re continuing the read from yesterday’s trip report, “Red Sky at Night, Sailors’ Delight” is supposed to mean there will be good weather the next day, right? WRONG! This was the weather as we left Nevada heading east on Hwy 6/50 over Connors Pass.
Fortunately the weather didn’t follow us into Utah so that we were able to hit Notch Peak, our 3rd peak on day 3.
The sun was out for a while but the canyon we were headed in to looked ominous.
You get to Notch Peak by following the creek bed right up through the bottom of this canyon for about 3 miles.
The cliffs at the saddle are just breathtaking!
This was an easy one to finish off our “3 Peaks in 3 Days” trip.
2,700 feet in 3.75 miles, took us about 2.5 hours at a very leisurely pace.
Chad made it too!
You can actually see Wheeler Peak from up here on Notch. Can you pick it out?
Notch Peak is known for its sheer vertical drop. If I were standing on that point to the right, you would be able see that the cliff on the left is a 4,450 foot vertical drop to the valley floor!
I was here once before in May 2017 at captured that North Face perspective. I think it’d be fun to hike along the bottom of this notch… I’m sure there’s a road to get to the mouth of this canyon.
Here’s Chad coming back down along the dried up creek. This is likely a waterfall in the Spring.
Not a bad way to end this great trip with a beautiful sunset in the rearview mirror… especially after how this day’s weather started!
The last stop before our final push home was a stop at Ashton’s Burger Barn. We both scarfed down one of their Ranch Burgers that came highly recommended by a hiking friend I know from Delta. If you’re an avid hiker on the Wasatch Front, you likely know her! She also told us Delta Freeze and the Red Rabbit Grill weren’t bad choices either, but Ashton’s was her favorite so was our first choice too.
By the time we got home from Delta 2 hours later, the odometer read 1400 miles. That’s 1200 more than what this vehicle had when I picked it up from Budget Rent a Car just 3 days earlier. Those are miles well spent to hike what we hiked!