Lone Peak is the highest peak (11,000 feet) on the mountain range next to the Salt Lake Valley (about 5,000 feet). On the trail you do a 6000 feet elevation gain in 5.5 miles. But we got lost so we made it close to the peak in 7.5 miles and could not reach the summit. We started at 7:30am and decided to turn back at 3pm.
I’m glad we turned back because my knee was killing me on my way back. I think my knees are not ready for the impact of going down hill. I do a lot of biking but that is a lot less impact compared to this.
I got the same knee pain when coming down Mt Olympus. 3000 feet gain in 3 miles. i think I need to do smaller hikes to prepare for my Attempt #2.