Out of Bounds – All Hail the Mighty King
By Brandi Hammon
There is something about a summit, especially those with some notoriety. Assuredly, mountain summits are also located in some of the most wildly beautiful places. As a Utah native, there are so many options, but Kings Peak is the state’s top rock at 13,534 feet and it made my family’s bucket list... multiple times.
For each of my three children, I aspire to bestow on them confidence in the mountains. Kings Peak, in Utah’s backcountry, is a perfect balance of effort, altitude, safety, and beauty. With four attempts and only one summit under my belt, there’s plenty of challenge to learn and have an amazing adventure every time.
To reach the trailhead, it's a three or four hour drive