High Uintas Wilderness - Last minute plans

cwc

New Member
Joined
Sep 19, 2020
Messages
1
Hey Everyone!

I had a trip planned to do some backpacking in SEKI, but due to all the wildfires I'm having to find new plans outside of California for a trip.
I stumbled upon this trail loop on AllTrails and wondering if going in late September / early October would too late in the season? My proposed dates are 09/30 - 10/04.
 

Ryan Lambert

Member
Joined
Dec 9, 2016
Messages
14
Hey Everyone!

I had a trip planned to do some backpacking in SEKI, but due to all the wildfires I'm having to find new plans outside of California for a trip.
I stumbled upon this trail loop on AllTrails and wondering if going in late September / early October would too late in the season? My proposed dates are 09/30 - 10/04.

The East Fork Fire is active in the next drainage to the east of that loop. More info at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/maps/7052/.
 

Jackson

I like to go outside.
.
Joined
May 31, 2015
Messages
2,470
Hey Everyone!

I had a trip planned to do some backpacking in SEKI, but due to all the wildfires I'm having to find new plans outside of California for a trip.
I stumbled upon this trail loop on AllTrails and wondering if going in late September / early October would too late in the season? My proposed dates are 09/30 - 10/04.
That date range should be great for the Uintas. My favorite time of year up there. Just watch for snow in the forecast. It's not super likely it'll snow, but it's always a small possibility in the fall.

Hop on Caltopo.com and try drawing some routes. There are tons of good options up there, especially at trailheads off the north slope road.
 

Bob

Trailmaster
Joined
Mar 3, 2013
Messages
2,736
Part of the hughline trail is also closed cause of the fire
 

Ugly

Life really is better Here
.
Joined
Apr 20, 2013
Messages
858
Part of the hughline trail is also closed cause of the fire

The East Fork Fire is active in the next drainage to the east of that loop. More info at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/maps/7052/.

Agreed, with the East Fork Fire, the Highline trail is closed after Pigeon Milk and then all of Granddaddy, Rock Creek and Brown Duck. This also looks to include Jean and Dean Lakes.
You may be able to cut out that southern-most section on the loop and just cut down along the East Fork of the Duchesne. However, that would all be in the trees until you get up to the hordes of folks at Mirror Lake.

I would recommend looking further east in the Uintas, perhaps any of those places with a "___'s Fork" in their name. (Blacksmith, Henry, Smith, etc...)

Overall, now is a fine time to be in the Uintas with some chilly nights.
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
Mountain Wanderer High Uintas Wilderness - Granddaddy Basin Backpacking 4
Gary High Uintas Wilderness Rock Creek Basin Trip Planning 8
Nick Allsop Lake, High Uintas Wilderness Backpacking 2
N Gilbert Meadows- High Uintas Trip Planning 0
WasatchWill The High Uintas 4-4-4: Four Basins, Four Passes, Four Days Backpacking 18
Born to Hike Mountain Solitude: Reconnaissance Lake, High Uintas, early Sept 2019 Backpacking 9
DrNed Plan B to High Uintas Backpacking Trip Planning 20
Born to Hike Clements Lake and East Basin in the High Uintas, mid-July 2018 Backpacking 6
westy High Uintas - West Basin Backpacking 0
George_Washington_Hayduke High Uintas: Allen Lake and Thunderstorms Backpacking 0
westy High Uintas - Henry's, Painter, Yellowstone, Smith's Backpacking 5
westy High Uintas - Middle Basin Backpacking 5
N Which High Uintas overnight hike? Trip Planning 2
Devin Ashby Ostler Peak - High Uintas - Who's Done It? Trip Planning 5
Jen High Uintas Quintuple Pass backpacking adventure Backpacking 15
someguy High Uintas Backcountry with Goats General Discussion 1
graywolf High Uintas Ideas Trip Planning 10
seekinglost High Uintas Wildernes - 8 Day Solo Hike August 2015 Backpacking 10
T First Time 5-Day Backpacking thru High Uintas Trip Planning 3
N Backpacking in fishing the high uintas Trip Planning 18
ledcat Input on upcoming High Uintas trip Trip Planning 2
barnemb High Uintas car camping suggestions? Trip Planning 7
Vegas Britta Vegas to High Uintas Noobs: Introduce yourself! 12
WasatchWill High Uintas - Middle Basin Backpacking 3
DCUnit 5-6 Days, High Uintas Trip Planning 4
pixie1339 High Uintas fire restrictions lifted General Discussion 6
fossana Palisades Roundabout (High Sierra) Backpacking 8
fossana Evolution Loop (High Sierra) Hiking & Camping 10
norwegianxplorer Backpacking Norway, Lysefjorden/Kjerag/Kjerag Waterfall/Kjeragbolten, 4 days Solo Hiking high above the Norwegian Fjords Trip Reports 2
balzaccom Mystery set in the High Sierra General Discussion 4
Tarp Boy High Sierra Camp Loop, Yosemite, CA Trip Reports 5
fossana A taste of the GR11: 6 Days on the Travesía Pirenaica (High Pyrenees, Spain) Backpacking 18
fossana Bear Lakes > Royce Lakes overnighter (High Sierra) Backpacking 12
Dave High Uinta sheep grazing EIS General Discussion 2
J Cali: Cinder Cones, High Sierra Rambles, Famous Domes Oct 26-31, 2018 Hiking & Camping 3
R Psuedoephedrine at high altitude General Discussion 6
fossana Pine Creek/Granite Park fall excursion (High Sierra) Hiking & Camping 14
David Rule High Peaks Wilderness-August 2018 Backpacking 1
Boognish Four days in the High Sierra Backpacking 10
scatman High Sierra Trail Backpacking 23
D Wind River High Route Trip Planning 4
LarryBoy Absarokas Fun Route - 12 Days of High Adventure Backpacking 21
Ross High Spur and North Wash Canyoneering 5
Luke High elevation uinta campgrounds/lakes General Discussion 9
S Central Utah high alpine suggestions Trip Planning 2
mattvogt7 High Water Bruneau On The Water 8
Tim Valentine High Sierra Lakes Tour Backpacking 11
Perry Sierra Designs High Route 1FL Tent - Looks interesting Gear 6
S High alpine in central Utah Trip Planning 4
Devin Ashby Ostler Peak - Amethyst Basin - High Uinta Wilderness Backpacking 0

Similar threads

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

Top