High Uintas Ideas

graywolf

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I'm going to be visiting a friend near Ogden, Utah either the last week of June or the first week of July. We would like to do a 4 day/3 night backpacking trip in the High Uintas. We are experienced backpackers and will also have our 2 dogs, on leash, with us. Our main request is seclusion, and beautiful scenery of course. We backpacked around the Kamas Lake area 2 years ago and considered Ryder Lake for this trip but some reports say it will be crowded.
I appreciate any suggestions.
Thanks.
 

andyjaggy

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Could still be a fair bit of snow in some areas at that point, but if you aren't crossing any passes it could still be a nice trip. How many miles are you looking to cover?
 

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Hiking in snow is not an issue unless it's more than a foot deep. We'd like to do 10 - 15 miles out, set up base camp and then do day hikes for a couple days. We will be doing this Monday - Thursday so maybe Ryder Lake won't be crowded mid week.
 

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I doubt it'll be crowded with people...but it's usually crowded with bugs that time of year.
 

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I've only been to Middle Basin 1x in the fall. I can only imagine how awesome it will be in July. If you're wanting to do a base camp I think that would be a good choice. A Monday - Thursday I don't think you'll see many people. If I remember right it's 10+ miles from the trail head so only the truly committed will be there.
 

graywolf

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Thanks, Ryder Lake it is. It looks like there are plenty of smaller lakes in the area for day hikes.
 

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I was going to suggest that area as well. You could also bag any of the surrounding peaks if you were up for that as well.
 

graywolf

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That sounds good. Looks like I have three to choose from. Hayden Peak, Mount Agassiz and Spread Eagle Peak.
 

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Yep. I think Hayden is a bit dicey, but Agassiz is pretty mellow from what I've heard.
 
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