wasatch

  1. Ugly

    Sweaty Slogging up the Steep Sawmill

    Sure, I have already posted about this place in early summer. However, this report is for fall. https://backcountrypost.com/threads/big-willow-2014.4321/#post-51040 After several days of looking at this while driving home, and this especially the night before. The siren of sawmill was calling...
  2. Ugly

    Autumn Afternoon on the Alpine Loop

    After a long week, and while sitting at lunch and staring up at the red and gold mountains, my friend and I slipped out of work early... well, not as early as we wanted, as I got stuck on a call, but still early. He needed to be close to home, so we tabled one plan and just drove up to another...
  3. scatman

    Broads Fork Twin Peaks, Robinson's Variation - September 29, 2018

    Back in July, my daughter and I attempted to summit the Broads Fork Twin Peaks via the Robinson's Variation (Bonkers for @Artemus). A route that I had never attempted before. Unfortunately, it was an extremely hot day and my daughter ran out of gas at the top of the Robinson's Couloir and we...
  4. Dr Nebz

    Mill D North Fork To Dog Lake, Big Cottonwood Canyon- June 2018

    Wonderful evening hike into Dog Lake via Mill D North Fork Thursday evening. The temps were warm on the way in, and down right pleasant on the way out. It was a smorgasbord of wild flowers for the eyes to feast on, especially on the way out with the evening light making the colors pop. I did the...
  5. Ugly

    Second Glances at Silver Lake

    I thank everyone who posts reports. I do love the one-off shots and seeing the different places where everyone goes, but I love the trip reports most. If you hate mine... :tongue: Then good news! This one is the first in two, but let me start at the ending. To be standing on those red rocks...
  6. Dr Nebz

    Bells Canyon May 2018

    May has started out on the warm side of things. I have wrapped up my winter activities to get ready for what is set to be an early start in the alpine. The snow is melting out fast and it wont be long until I am on walkabout. I decided while I am waiting for the snow to melt out, I would make a...
  7. Ugly

    Mill D - Fresh White Milkshake Covered Desolation

    Just another Wednesday! Another midweek adventure beckoned. Again the skies were gray, but a lot fresh spring snow had fallen the day before and the hope was to get snowshoes on in a moderate hike. Rewarded. The way up the trail is very moderate, deceptive, but still I broke a sweat. The...
  8. Ugly

    Neff's Canyon - From Gray to Golden

    “Why is it always gray and windy on Wednesday for these hikes?” I complained. “At least you will be up in the mountains. It beats down here,” my coworker replied. She was right. This Wednesday edition of the coworker, after work hike, the plan was to climb Neff’s Canyon. It ended up just...
  9. scatman

    Mount Olympus - April 5, 2018

    My daughter is on her spring break this week and I decided to take a day off of work so that we could hike up Mount Olympus. Yes, I've posted reports of this hike in the past, but hey it's Mount Olympus! We arrived at the trailhead at 7:45 am with the temperature hovering around 45 degrees...
  10. Ugly

    Wednesday Night's Red Pine

    Again on a Wednesday after work the coworker group and I hopped in and drove on up Little Cottonwood Canyon. A little later than we wanted and under a flat gray sky. dwarfed by some pines... The original intent was to get to Maybird, but we had a few things working against us. Time...
  11. Ugly

    Silver Lake Flat Snowshoe

    Last night, after work I took off with a couple of coworkers to go for an evening hike and snowshoe. The Wednesday night hike a couple times a month is becoming a real thing. What a great way to break up the week. We parked at Tibblefork, hiked a little bit of the road and then cut up the trail...
  12. Jackson

    A Snowy Day in Bell Canyon

    This was 2 weeks ago. I decided to try to get to the upper reservoir in Bell Canyon, snow be damned. I had never been in the canyon before, and I learned later that that would keep me from getting to my ultimate destination. It was nice and cold out that morning, but supposed to be in the mid...
  13. LarryBoy

    NOT Epic: Catherine Pass

    [I owe this forum at least one TR - a really cool route I hiked in the Absarokas in August. But since I've been working on that writeup for two months and it still sucks, for now I'll just post a quick-hitter of a trip I did last summer. One might call it a NOT-Epic. Or a Sub-24. Or a...
  14. Ugly

    the NOT epic- Overnighter by Guardsman Pass- June 2017

    The thread discussion here https://backcountrypost.com/threads/meet-the-woman-who-knows-bears-ears-best.7166/page-3 Got me thinking about the non-epic... so how about the least epic trip for me this year? If you only read epic, STOP NOW, you will be disappointed. If you want a story that at...
  15. Skiwi

    An overnight at Lake Blanche in fall

    I am almost embarrassed to post this in the backpacking section as it is such a short trip. However, if like me you are seeking a quick overnight trip to get out there before the real snow comes and the fall color fades, this might be a good spot at the moment. We got away from work a little...
  16. Ugly

    Lone Peak Fall Overnighter

    I envy and salute all of you who have been to places so much cooler than myself this year. If you are reading this and haven't checked out those posts, sheesh, read them first! This mountain that is pretty much my backyard holds plenty of allure, and one thing I love is looking up at some of...
  17. scatman

    The Pfeifferhorn - October 11, 2015

    A coworker, Scatman Jr. and I did a day hike to the top of the Pfeifferhorn on Sunday. I hadn't done this hike in four years and the last time I did, there was quite a bit of snow to contend with. I was looking forward to hiking it in dry conditions. The fall weather was absolutely perfect...
  18. Howells Outdoors

    Quick Trip to Lake Blanche

    This is a bit past due -- I think we did this trip back in August-- but I'm finally got it posted on Howells Outdoors and now to get it on Backcountry Post. Back in August Chelsea and I took off for our first backpacking adventure in northern Utah. We wanted to start small, but beautiful. We...
  19. Ugly

    Twin Lakes, 8 girls

    I have had too many days at work, mingled with only a few trips, since my last post, so how about a pretty light-hearted trip report- light weight enough I had started to write this in the Micro Trip, but it was my 3 year old's first backpack after all... Let's start this report at the end...
  20. Red Rock Rangers

    Lone Peak Wilderness

    Summer = mountains! The desert is hot and dry; the mountains are cool and lush. Simple as that. My buddies, Amanda and Caitlyn, invited me up to the Wasatch Mountains to go on a backpacking trip into the Lone Peak Wilderness. We wanted to check out White Pine Lake and Red Pine Lake -- both...

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