uintas

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. WasatchWill

    Allsop Lake or 'All Slop' Lake? A weekend well spent.

    For a meetup with friends, mostly inspired by Adam from last year's Highline Trail trip, we opted for a more casual trip up into the Uintas this year. We chose Allsop Lake, a place neither of us had been yet. Given how the trail conditions turned out, it would have been just as fitting had it...
  14. Nick

    Colton Guard Station

    I feel like it's been forever since I posted a proper trip report. Most of my outings over the last 6 months have been work-driven mountain biking trips that aren't very interesting. This trip actually happened back in February but I'm just getting to it. Life has been so crazy the last couple...
  15. Yvonne

    Cross-Country skiing North Fork Trail, Uintas

    In mid-December, I stayed a few days in Heber, so I could head out from there to several ski areas to cross-country ski. After a few stormy days with lots of new snow, I decided to cross-country ski in the Uintas. With some help and recommendations I received from this awesome forum, I headed...
  16. danger02ward

    West Beaver Creek Drainage, Gilbert Lake

    I will try to bore you with one more trip report from last summer. In August of 2015 I had the opportunity to go with some very nice people to the Beaver Creek Drainage on the North Slope of the Uintas. Trailhead starts at West Fork Beaver Creek trailhead which takes you up to Gilbert Lake and...
  17. danger02ward

    Grandaddy Basin, Four Lakes Basin, Cyclone Pass

    I have enjoyed reading many great trip reports on this site so thought I better share one from June of 2015. Hiked 7 miles from Mirror Lake trailhead to Pinto Lake in the Granddaddy Basin where we set up camp. Day 2 day hiked cross country 10 miles round trip from Pinto lake to the Four Lakes...
  18. Devin Ashby

    Packard Lake - Uinta Mountains

    I've come back to Backcountry Post after a long time of not visiting the site to gain some inspiration of potential trips to do this Summer and thought i'd share a trip from last Summer that was my last backpacking trip before my wife and I had our first baby. I headed out in August with two...
  19. Dave

    Hell Hole Lake, August 2015

    Work on the Kim and Carole project occupied most of my time in the Uintas last summer, but I was able to slip in one quick overnighter at Hell Hole Lake. Hell Hole sits in a nice little valley nestled between A-1 Peak on the east and Kletting Peak on the west. It's accessed either via the...
  20. TClark

    Grandaddy Basin Uintas August 2015

    My brother and I took our 8 year old sons backpacking to the Grandaddy basin Aug. 6-9, 2015. I hadn't been backpacking in years, and had never taken my son backpacking before. In the months and weeks leading up to the trip we gathered all the gear we would need. It was interesting to see...

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