uintas

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...

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