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Lewis Peak offers nice, early season hike
May 8, 2018
It's time to get out and do something fun. Here is an article from KSL about Lewis Peak.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS — When Lewis Warren Shurtliff and his friends climbed to the top of a prominent mountaintop overlooking the North Ogden area on June 6, 1852, they likely had no idea the mountaintop would one day bear Shurtliff's first name.
When the group reached the summit, they made a pile of rocks and propped up a tree branch to mark the spot. Shurtliff and his friends often climbed and hiked the area, keeping settlers informed of the activities of native Indian in the area, according to the Standard-Examiner.
Lewis Peak is south of the more popular Ben Lomond Peak and shares the same trailhead at the top of the North Ogden Divide.
Because Lewis Peak is on an exposed west-facing slope, it clears of snow earlier than some of the higher peaks in the area. This provides an opportunity for those with cabin fever to get an earlier start on the hiking season. Lewis Peak Trail may still have snow on the north facing slopes and backside of the eastern ridge even though the peak itself is clear of snow, so plan accordingly.