Help planning Uintas trip

stu heilsberg

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Hi guys. Am new to bcp.com. Happy to be here.

Need some help on backpacking in the Uintas. My friends and I do a 3-4 day trip in the sierras every year, and want to replace that with a trip in the Us. We have a friend in SLC, so will be driving from there.

Here's the catch: We have a formula that has worked well for our team for over a decade, and none of us know how to duplicate that in the Us. Hoping you can help...

We typically hike in about 5 miles to a great base camp spot. Then day hike to lake from there. And out on day 3. We've been able to find remote spots (no people at all), not have to carry water, have access to firewood, and access to great fishing every trip. We've been spoiled, I know. We don't have a problem with elevation, as we are often up at 10-11,000 feet for our trips.

Can any of you help? How can we pull this off in the Uintas?

And if this post should be somewhere else, please let me know how to move it there.

Thanks in advance!
 

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Hey Stu. Welcome to BCP. I moved your post from the conditions thread to it's own thread in the Trip Planning section.

There are countless options in the Uintas like you describe. Many of the less-traveled and more scenic lake basins are in the neighborhood of ~10 miles from the trailhead, so walking half way in and dropping camp by a river then day hiking around as desired would work fine. So many that it's hard to recommend anything. You could basically just pick one from the map and go. If I were you, I'd do some digging in the trip reports and see what areas look best to you. With the exception of Henry's Fork and maybe Red Castle, the drainages further east of Hwy 150 will generally offer a better opportunity for solitude. The scenery tends to be more dramatic on the north slope.
 
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