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The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.
Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.
Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.
High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.
Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.
Mount Raymond is a 7.3 mile long hike with a gain of over 3,000 feet in elevation.
It starts at the Butler Fork trailhead and works its way through some lovely aspen groves as it gains a fair amount of elevation.
From the trailhead, The trail follows the creek along the bottom of a steep gully for the first section.
There is a steep climb to exit the gully.
From here you'll cross a bridge and head into the pine forest.
Shortly after you'll encounter a signed fork in the trail.
Continue on the left (west) branch and you'll switch back through the lovely aspen grove until you reach the ridge near Circle Awl Peak.
Another intersection will come up shortly, continue to the left and you'll contour the upper valley and Mount Raymond will be visible.
This contouring trail takes you to the saddle between Gobblers Knob and Mount Raymond.
Take the left (west) trail and enjoy the ridge and the grand views it offers as you near the summit.
The final few hundred feet runs up a few rock bands to be scrambled up before reaching the top.
The summit views are some of the most all-encompassing that the Wasatch has to offer.