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  1. DuneElliot

    Trip Report: Backpacking the Uinta Highline Trail, July 2018

    Prologue I left Casper and covered 100 miles before camping for the night north of Rawlins, avoiding all the major thunderstorms that threatened the area. I covered the last 200 miles the following day and met up with Shan, my “shuttle” at the turn off for the Red Cloud Loop north of Vernal...
  2. wabenho

    Rainbow Lake, Uintas - September 2018

    I have hesitated to write this trip report because things did not turn out as I hoped, and I was pretty disappointed. In the interest of sharing a little information on a trail that I struggled to find beta on, I thought I should post a few words and pictures. I have also appreciated when others...
  3. Ugly

    Naturalist Loop - Labor Day 2018

    I need to be in the right mood to write a trip report. It took a little while to find that essence, but for good or bad, here it goes. For Labor Day Weekend I took one of my sons out into the Uintas to Naturalist Basin. A friend of mine was to join us sometime Sunday with his 6 year old son, so...
  4. Dr Nebz

    Dean Lake, Bald Mountain Trail, Uinta Mountains- September 2018

    I feel like I have not been home on a weekend in over a month. I think it was Mid July the last time I stayed home on a weekend this summer. I've needed to catch up on somethings around the house so I had decided on Thursday that I would stay home this weekend and avoid the hordes of people...
  5. Dr Nebz

    Allsop Lake, High Uintas Wilderness- August 2018

    Summer is coming to a close and fall is on our door step. Evening temps are cooler and the days are growing shorter. With this in mind, I wanted to keep the theme going this year to visit new places while backpacking. I decided to head into the mountains to visit Allsop Lake in the High Uintas...
  6. Born to Hike

    Clements Lake and East Basin in the High Uintas, mid-July 2018

    Hi everyone, this is my first ever post on Backcountrypost. :oops: I've enjoyed reading other posts on this site especially the posts of Backpacking trips in high Alpine Wilderness areas, so I thought I should contribute with this trip - it was a good one! I LOVE BACKPACKING - especially summer...
  7. Dr Nebz

    Shadow Lake, Uinta Mountains- August 2018

    Its been a couple of weeks since I have been out in the Uintas. I spent a week on the Oregon Coast to start August off. I did a little bit of hiking there, but mostly just some rest and relaxation, and some good quality time with my family. Coming home from Oregon to the fire smoke was awful...
  8. regehr

    Priord Lake August 2018

    A few days ago I posted about getting driven out of the Winds by mosquitoes: https://backcountrypost.com/threads/wind-river-mountains-conditions-2018.7691/page-3#post-99544 Following that experience my son and I still had plenty of backpacking food and clear space in the calendar, so we decided...
  9. Mike K

    Uintas Three Nighter

    June 7 - June 10, 2018 Our annual June Uintas trip happened way early this year. So little snow! Sad. But, it was a excellent trip - the weather was perfect, scenery was great, we only saw a few mosquitoes (wow!), fishing was good, snow was mostly a non issue, and the company was great! Here...
  10. LarryBoy

    In Which I Forget Sunscreen (Uintas 2015)

    Over the 4th of July weekend, 2015, I walked a terrific loop in the central part of the High Uintas Wilderness. Here are the dirty details. I drove to East Fork Blacks Fork Trailhead on Thursday evening (the 4th being observed, for work purposes, on Friday). The last six miles to the trailhead...
  11. jdfut66

    Red Castle Loop

    It's been a few months since I did this trip, but figured I would write up a trip report since I found lots of good info on the forum and recently joined. For the trip my sister, her friend, and my brother-in-law came along. This was a new experience for me as most of my trips I am going solo...
  12. Perry

    Uinta Highline trail - East to West - Mission Accomplished!

    In 2016 my brother Brent and I embarked on a highly ambitious goal to do the entire length of the Uinta Highline Trail in the Uinta Mountains. Neither of us had done any backpacking in years. It was to be a monumental journey that would begin at the east end of the trail at McKee Draw just...
  13. r3biker

    Backpacking trip to Clyde lake in Uintas

    Snow is already accumulating in earnest in Utah’s High Uintas. My son and I tried to sneak in one last backpacking trip to enjoy the Fall colors and hopefully beat the snow. No such luck. When we set out there was already some snow at the trailhead above Trial Lake. Trails were clear of...
  14. wabenho

    Amethyst - Sept. 11-13, 2017

    I had a few days off work last week and decided I would take a trip up to the Uintas. My original plan was to explore the upper Rock Creek Drainage, but when the forecast looked bad for the end of the week I decided to shorten the trip and save Rock Creek for another time. Since I had some...
  15. Dr Nebz

    Cutthroat Lake, Uinta Mountains- 9.16/17.2017

    The high terrain received its first snow of the season this past week. After months of unbearable heat in the valleys, we finally got a cold front, some moisture, and some mountain snow. I had plans to get out backpacking in the Uintas. From the forecast, it seemed that it would be cool going...
  16. Ugly

    McPheters and Middle Basin -Labor Day Weekend 2017

    It has been way too long since I posted a trip report. I am always glad to see reports, but like this one or not, perhaps this one at least may brighten someone's day. Or you may hate it. If you hate it, sorry it is long. This past Labor Day, I took my 10 year old son up into Middle Basin...
  17. Dr Nebz

    Labor Day weekend in the Uintas- 9.2/3/4.2017

    My original plan for the holiday weekend was to backpack to Hell Hole Lake in the Uintas. I did everything right, packed the night before, uploaded a .gpx file of the route to the GPS on my phone, packed a map, and I also had a plan for hiking times and when I would reach camp. I made it to the...
  18. Dr Nebz

    Marjorie Lake, Uinta Mountains- 8.26/27.2017

    With August going out sizzling in the valley, I found myself with another shot to get out of the heat and into the Uintas. I was fortunate that my friend Clay and his dog Sekoia were able to join me. We made the drive into the range, and got a parking spot at the Crystal Lake trail head. Dark...
  19. Dr Nebz

    Cuberant Basin, Uinta Mountains- 8.18/19.2017

    A fine batch of weather was on tap for the northern part of Utah. I took it upon myself to take advantage of getting out on trail. I decided since I was going solo I would head into Cuberant Basin for the evening. What kind of trouble could I get into? I set out from Pass Lake trail head and...
  20. TClark

    Uintas - Erickson Basin Aug. 3-5 2017

    I took two of my boys, ages 10 and 7, to Erickson Basin Aug. 3-5. This was the first backpacking trip for Fisher who is 7 and the third trip for Justin who is 10. Both boys did great! We drove to the Upper Setting trail head on Thursday morning. The last couple of miles of road to the trail...

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