uintas

  1. WasatchWill

    Naturalist Basin to Middle Basin? Almost...

    At the beginning of the 2020, I had made my usual set of plans for various trips to aim for throughout the year. Then March happened. With the exception a quick little overnight trip up on Southern Utah's Boulder Mountain a couple months later over Memorial Day weekend with my wife and older...
  2. Blake Merrell

    UHT 2020 - Leidy to Hayden

    Finally! Fom July 25 to July 31 we hike about 100 miles along the Uinta Highline Trail. My heart is still reeling from the experience! This Poem kind of expresses how I feel: 1.Our mountain home so dear, Where crystal waters clear Flow ever free, While thru the valleys wide The flow’rs on...
  3. Born to Hike

    85 miles on the Uinta Highline Trail including Crater Lake and a Dinosaur: July 26 - Aug 1, 2020

    This trip was a week of discovery on this 85+ mile solo through hike: I can do a 7 day trip with my 65 L pack. Why there is not a complete Uinta High-route. It is a challenge to keep up with the Calories. The bigger lakes do not always have the bigger fish..different story with the smaller...
  4. scatman

    Bourbon Lake, Uintas - July 11, 2020

    For the past thirty years now, one weekend (2 or 3 nights) during the summer, my family gets together with some coworkers and some former coworkers and we car camp at various campgrounds, usually along the Mirror Lake Highway, though we have camped at Smith and Morehouse, and Ledgefork in the...
  5. Mike K

    Kings Peak Via Garfield Basin

    This won’t be a legit trip report - you’ll see why if you read on. I headed up to the Uintas with two friends for a 3 night backpacking trip last weekend. We checked out some new territory starting at the Center Park trail head, hiking through Garfield Basin, and bagging Kings Peak. It was my...
  6. Perry

    Last Minute Over Nighter to Packard Lake

    I've been dealing with a troublesome knee on and off since about March of this year. Recently it got really bad to the point that I couldn't even do my daily walks around town. Pretty discouraging to say the least. I decided I better see an orthopedist to see what was up. After an x-ray and...
  7. Born to Hike

    Early June 3-day jaunt on the Uinta Highline Trail: Naturalist Basin, Pinto Lake, Margo Lake

    Around the 1st of June really started to feel the bug to get out in the high county. Snow levels were deep this past winter and all of the trail heads over 10,000 feet in the Uintas were still unobtainable unless with skis or snowshoes, but I gradually pulled out my backpacking gear, and watched...
  8. ridings82

    Uintas Backpacking Loop

    Nothing like a COVID-19 pandemic to give you the time to write up some long overdue trip reports. I've gotten so many great ideas, timely conditions reports, and ogled over enough pictures, that it's time to give back. While putting this together, I'm reminded about how far cell phone cameras...
  9. WasatchWill

    A Night at Notch Lake

    Another short hike I'd yet to do off of the popular Mirror Lake Highway that cuts through the western end of the Uinta Range is a trail that wraps around Bald Mountain instead of up Bald Mountain. This trail takes you by a number of other nice lakes, namely Clegg, Notch and Bench Lakes. I...
  10. Jackson

    Naturalist Basin - September 2019

    September 14-15, 2019 Seeing everyone's photos and trip reports trickling in from the past summer spurred me to write this one up. I love winter, but I also love summers in the mountains. This was a somewhat spur-of-the-moment trip. It was after Labor Day, and I was wanting to see somewhere...
  11. Born to Hike

    Mountain Solitude: Reconnaissance Lake, High Uintas, early Sept 2019

    This trip was a 4 day jaunt in search of solitude to an area I have wanted to scope out: Reconnaissance Lake in the upper Rock Creek Basin, High Uintas. It has been an wet one in this area and this trip was no exception: Apparently the week prior was high and dry, but the moment I parked the car...
  12. Perry

    Looping the Highline - Episode One

    All spring and summer this year I've been trying to find a way to get back into the heart of the Uinta Mountains. My wife and I came up with the idea of several short multi-day trips in August and September that I hoped would get me there. A through hike of the Highline Trail was out of the...
  13. Perry

    In Search of a Prime Uinta Vista

    This summer I've been drawn to explore the Blacks Fork River drainage in the Uinta Mountains. Having been up Middle Fork and West Fork of the Blacks Fork on previous trips it was time to head east to East Fork Blacks Fork. Being limited somewhat to day hikes I was jonesin' for a classic Uinta...
  14. Perry

    Exploring above Cataract Basin - One of the Best Seats in the House

    Have you ever been perusing maps and some route or location piqued your interest even though you don't know anything about it? For me one of these was the Bear River Smith Fork trail and Cataract Basin in the Uinta Mountains. Last summer had been trying with all the major wild fires in the...
  15. Nick

    Unfinished Business: Highline 2018

    Life has been busy this year and as a result, I am way behind on posting trip reports. But that's what snowy weekends in December are for! What better way to start than with a report from our Uinta Highline crossing in July. My first attempt at the Highline was in July 2012. We started at Leidy...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...

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