Cuberant Basin, Uinta Mountains- 8.18/19.2017

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  1. Dr Nebz

    Dr Nebz Dirtbag After Dark

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    A fine batch of weather was on tap for the northern part of Utah. I took it upon myself to take advantage of getting out on trail. I decided since I was going solo I would head into Cuberant Basin for the evening. What kind of trouble could I get into? I set out from Pass Lake trail head and moved rather quickly into Reids Meadow. A solid push from there, and I was standing at the junction to Cuberant Basin. I was going to stop and take a break but I was feeling good and decided to push all the way into my spot for the evening. It was a wonderful walk in there, partly cloudy with some nice temps, and shade most of the way hiking in. Doing the last section to the pass is when the sun came out in force. I sat up there and took a standing break just soaking in the view and nice breeze. On I went into the basin, past #2 and down to #3 for my final stop for the night.

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    After getting shop set up I decided to do a little fishing as I had a couple of hours before sunset. It was red hot for pan fry brookies which were striking at anything you could throw at them. Eventually dusk set in and I got my fire going and had some dinner. Had a spooky moment right at dark, when my headlamp lit up two eyes low to the ground right outside my camp. Turned out to be a deer which was grazing on the abundance of greenery that has grown this year. Not gonna lie, the adrenaline was coursing through my veins! Was really glad to see that deer go bounding shoreline in front of me. Once I had my camera out for a long exposure, I made my way back to camp and settled in with my fire and some beverages. Eventually, it was time to turn in. I slept pretty soundly only stirring once in the night to adjust my sleeping bag. I awoke to clear skies and cold temps. There was frost on the meadow behind camp. A sure bet that summer is wrapping up in the high terrain. I kind of took my time in camp having some coffee and breakfast. After packing it up I made the hike out. You could not have asked for better weather. The view from Marsell Pass on the way out was spectacular! Cuberant Basin is a place that I have visited every year since 2009. it never disappoints. It was a great trip!

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  2. SKLund

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    Isn't this the area where the "Big Guy" is supposed to hang out?
     
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  3. Jackson

    Jackson I like to go outside.

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    I was absolutely expecting to hear a bigfoot story here. Glad it was just a deer. I would've been spooked as well after reading all the Cuberant Basin tales on here and elsewhere.
     
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  4. DrNed

    DrNed The mountains are calling and I must go

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    Funny! As soon as @Dr Nebz said, "when my headlamp lit up two eyes low to the ground right outside my camp" I thought here goes another Squatch sighting in Cuberant.
     
  5. Dr Nebz

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    After me and Nicks experience in 2009, I have to admit for a moment my heart was racing.
     
  6. Dr Nebz

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    Not only Sasquatch sightings, also an unsolved missing persons case.
     
  7. SKLund

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    I remain intrigued but it's pretty far away from me. Winds, Teton, Y'stone first.

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  8. DrNed

    DrNed The mountains are calling and I must go

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    Were you on that trip? I don't know that there is any personal experience (aside from BF himself pulling up a
    long and joining me at my next campfire) that could make me believe there is such a creature as the Big Foot.

    Having that in mind, I have read @Nick telling of his experience in Cuberant several times and I'm creeped out.
    Knowing Nick only virtually, he seems like a pretty level headed guy that I could trust without reservation.
    So how do you explain it? No idea.

    If that were to happen to me I think I would let out an expletive and then put that expletive in my pants.
     
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  9. Dr Nebz

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    Yes I was on that trip. Nick was not making any of that up. I substantiate it 100%. Give me a polygraph. I'll pass with flying colors.

    I've been there every year since 2009. Every year I have had some thing strange happen out there. I posted everything on another thread. This year the Deer were the scariest thing. I could see a head and eyes, just not the whole animal at first. It just caught me off guard and I then realized what it was. When I was first looking at it with how low to the ground it's head was, I was saying please don't be a bear. The weird thing this year was the wood knocking coming from behind my camp at dusk and when I laid down to crash. I really did not think much of it then, and I felt no danger. Was just curious. Other than that pretty quiet trip. Uneventful other than the roughed up hip I got taking a fall on rocks while hopping some boulders lakeside while tossing a line. My left rear quad took a massive hit. It's pretty purple and sore. Good reminder to take it easy soloing. That could have been much worse. Cold rocks make great backcountry ice packs.
     
  10. Dr Nebz

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    I'd be hitting those instead as well if I had the time this year.
     
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