From the "trailhead," continue up the dirt road. Along the way, Guyot can be seen to the southeast - 1
. After approximately 0.5 mile, pass a gate and continue on the road for another 0.7 mile to find a trail that leaves the main road on the left. In winter, this trail may have ski and snowshoe tracks.
Follow the trail, into Little French Gulch, for over 0.75 mile where it crosses to the right side of the creek. Continue to 11,300' and Mt. Guyot comes back into view - 3
. If you are prepared for a moderate snow climb, the gully in the center of the Northwest Slope can be climbed to reach the upper portions of the Northwest Ridge. The gully does not exceed 30 degrees. In summer, it is best to turn right in this area and gain the Northwest Ridge - 3
Whether you continue up the center of the slope or gain the ridge, continue to 12,500' on the ridge where the terrain flattens out - 5
looks down from 12,700' and 7
from 13,000'. Grind up through talus to reach the west end of the summit ridge. 8
is another look down the route from the summit ridge.
At the top of the ridge ( 9
), turn left and hike 0.1 mile east to the summit - 10