Best Book for Hiking in the Uintas?

slc_dan

Desert Rat-Weekend Warrior
Joined
Jun 7, 2012
Messages
1,686
I've hiked King's peak 3 times, but sadly (and embarrassingly) that is all I've experienced of the Uintas. With the summer off, I'm looking forward to a few trips up in the hills.

Is there a book like Kesley's for this area?
 

Artemus

I walk
.
Joined
Jun 25, 2012
Messages
4,414
And better yet, the BCP trip reports. There must by x20 compared to the Trail Guides.
 

Artemus

I walk
.
Joined
Jun 25, 2012
Messages
4,414
Didn't Nicholas even publish a greatest hits here somewhere? I know he has an impressive map with all of his campspots marked. Link in, Nick?
 

Artemus

I walk
.
Joined
Jun 25, 2012
Messages
4,414
Drums please..... Introducing 'Nick's Guide to the Uintas'!

Well done pal. Another message is that you really can't go wrong. Pick a trail, any trail and you are going to enjoy. This is all, well mostly, prime wilderness that we can all experience and strive to protect. Too many trails and thus hard to pick? That is a "high class" problem easily rectified by ticking them all off. Peak Centric? Fish Centric? Solitude Centric? Mosquito Centric? There is all that. Specific questions of trail type to the community are the most effective. Gotta go find Nick's camp spot map....
 

Nick

-
.
Joined
Aug 9, 2007
Messages
12,927
Gotta go find Nick's camp spot map....

I'm happy to share that link privately upon request, but only screen shots of it will appear in public... ;)

Screen Shot 2013-04-10 at 9.32.31 PM.png
 

Nick

-
.
Joined
Aug 9, 2007
Messages
12,927
Well done pal. Another message is that you really can't go wrong.

x2 - if anything, I'd start with the less dramatic stuff and work towards it. The real beauty of the Uintas is in the details and the pure wilderness of the place, IMO. If you're just rushing through looking for iconic scenes, you might miss it.
 

Artemus

I walk
.
Joined
Jun 25, 2012
Messages
4,414
Another observation from a 30 year Uinta explorer. This place (BCP) has turned into a treasure trove of Uinta trips/lore/knowledge. There are enough Uinta wilderness travelers and lovers here that just reading through the reports and guides with a map in front of you will give you 10 places this summer you want to walk. The ringleader of this effort is our fearless leader the overseeing Admin, Nick. Someday we hope to even build a full-on Uintas-based community.

Try this simple search here to get you started.
and all the complete trail guides here.
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
forest dweller What do you think is the best way to meet other SERIOUS backpackers when you only backpack once or twice a year and... General Discussion 52
Nick Best of 2019 General Discussion 48
Perry Exploring above Cataract Basin - One of the Best Seats in the House Hiking & Camping 1
Nick Best of 2018 General Discussion 43
Outdoors24 Best computer for picture/video editing? General Discussion 25
Vegan.Hiker A Personal Best (ascent) - Pemi Loop, WMNF Backpacking 23
T Best practices for upcoming trip General Discussion 4
JDWalters Best time to photograph Zebra Slot? Trip Planning 3
Eric O Best place to live? General Discussion 46
IntrepidXJ Meet the woman who knows Bears Ears best General Discussion 106
B Best Time of Year for Backpacking the Uintas in Utah Trip Planning 15
Perry Leona Spring Trail to UHT - A New Personal Best Day Hike Hiking & Camping 2
B Best Alternatives to the Sierras Backpacking 12
kimbur96 Best lens for backpacking? Photography 14
Kelin Best Route to Alpine Lakes? Trip Planning 4
Jimmy Best Backpacking Near Phoenix/Scottsdale? Trip Planning 1
JoshuaDyal Best San Juans hike Trip Planning 0
LarryBoy Best ranges for off-trail travel General Discussion 11
Langdon Greene 2016 might be your best chance to do Wonderland (Rainier) Trip Planning 2
muir_mountain Best Backpacking in early June Trip Planning 12
Mike Jones Best UL Mountain Hardwear Rain Jacket Gear 2
SwimsWithTrout Best time of year for San Rafael Swell/Cedar Mesa ? Trip Planning 4
Nick Best Packrafting Paddle Gear 8
Mike K Best Backpacking Pillow Gear 16
T Best place to backpack the Bob Marshall? Trip Planning 17
WasatchWill Best Cell Phone Camera: iPhone, G4, S6, or Other? General Discussion 6
Chuck the Mauler Best dual use camera? Photography 6
uintahiker What is the Best 3 day trip in the Uintas? Trip Planning 17
balzaccom Your best shot General Discussion 2
natylka Advice on the best lightweight sleeping bag for backpacking. Gear 27
natylka Advice on the best light backpacking tent Gear 39
Scott Chandler Help with the Best of the CPW Photography 9
jmerkley9 Best Car Camping - Uintas Trip Planning 2
Laura My tent shot is the featured photo for Best of May 2014 Photography 8
Antlerking Gear Review Best Hiking Briefs Gear Reviews 15
DrNed Best Hikes in Canyonlands Trip Planning 8
Dan_85 Cedar Mesa to Hanksville, best day hike options? Trip Planning 3
Tater Head It was the best of times, It was the worst of times... General Discussion 6
Nick Best easy day hikes around Salt Lake General Discussion 25
Aldaron Best hike in the Uintas General Discussion 2
Aldaron The best part of BCP General Discussion 6
Nick BCP wins 'Best Adventure Blog'! General Discussion 16
uintahiker Aravaipa Canyon- what end is best? Trip Planning 2
Nick Album Best of 2012 Photography 45
intuitive cat what was your best/most satisfactory new gear this last season? Gear 18
Dan Best Camp Shoe - What's the lightest and most versatile? Gear 51
Laura Best way to learn canyoneering General Discussion 10
Duke Best photo sharing site? Photography 6
lostlandscapes Best free car camping in/near the western Uintas? Trip Planning 6
lostlandscapes Best time to hike The Subway General Discussion 2

Similar threads

Don't like ads? Become a BCP Supporting Member and kiss them all goodbye. Click here for more info.

Top