wasatch

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Bigred72

    Red Pine Lake

    Went up to Red Pine Lake for the first time. I hiked up Friday afternoon and left Saturday morning. It is a very popular hike as I have read in some other trip reports and saw for myself. It was good for me to get out and there were some nice sights to see. The weather was perfect. Sunset...
  13. Udink

    Rock Canyon to Squaw Peak

    This isn't my usual kind of trip report--kinda a lot of people around--but despite that it was a great hike. There's a group of geocachers who meet one Sunday a month to hike, usually somewhere around the Salt Lake Valley, and for years I've wanted to join up with them. This past weekend I was...
  14. Nico

    Timpanogos Wildflowers

    We headed up to Timpanogos a week ago - 18 July 2015. Camped at the rim of the basin, caught a wild storm and subsequently a wild sunset. There is a lot of indian paintbrush up there right now (or at least a week ago). The whole trip report is here.
  15. WasatchWill

    Another Timp Trip, Another Report...

    Right on the heels of the recent trip and beautiful report by @Ugly, here's a report of a trip @WillisBodillus and I took up to Timp the very week after. While my pics aren't nearly as spectacular, I hope those of you viewing and reading still find them enjoyable... Since we both go by Will...
  16. Ugly

    Alta to Mineral Flat and flower power

    Last week I had a friend in town from Philly. I asked what he was doing Saturday and he said taking an early morning run. I told him jogging through Sandy ain't bad, it sure is not South Philly, but that I had something better. By 630am we had his rental car parked up at Alta. The whole area...
  17. Ugly

    Timpanogos in July

    I know that all of my reports have been local, as I have been stuck close to home with work and chasing kids around on soccer fields. I love the stuff coming from elsewhere, and it should not be too many years before I am back in some of those places again. For now, I am sticking to my backyard...
  18. Jackson

    Red Pine Lake

    First trip report. Here goes. My wife and I decided to go on a quick overnighter this weekend. It was her first time backpacking, and we had time constraints due to work, etc., so we decided to keep it local and go up Little Cottonwood Canyon to Red Pine Lake. I was a bit hesitant about the...
  19. WasatchWill

    Provo Peak (via Slate & Slide Canyon)

    Sometime last year a colleague and former supervisor of mine, Steve, and I came up with an idea to do a little backpacking trip above nearby Y Mountain and go for Provo Peak. He and another friend, Larry, regularly hike the Y (a large concrete block "Y" representing Brigham Young University...
  20. regehr

    Smuggler's Gap Loop

    There's a great trail connecting Smuggler's Gap -- the 7800' notch in the south ridge of City Creek Canyon that is located a little ways to the east of Little Black Mountain -- with the bottom of City Creek Canyon. Although it doesn't get a ton of use most days, probably because it connects two...

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