Labor Day Weekend : UT "Hiding" Places

JohnP

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Hey guys,

I will start off by saying that I do not expect you to share your most prized & secretive Utah dream spots in this public forum ...... but I thought I'd at least get a thread started to see what sort of intel I can extract. Tactically speaking, I'd like to take advantage of the upcoming holiday weekend while hopefully minimizing the exposure to the masses of holiday campers, hikers, etc.

Here's the other variable - I moved here about a year ago and still haven't set foot in the Uintas. I'd like to change that and if I can facilitate said change WHILE finding the sort of solitude I prefer, it would be a significant personal win. Look - I like people. Heck, I'm a full-on extrovert when it comes to my profession ... it's just that when I'm in the mountains, I prefer solitude.

Annnnnyway -- again, not asking for your secret spots, just a little direction. Looking for a 2-3 day trip.

Thanks in advance!

.... as I read through my post before hitting "create", I started thinking about the potential responses and to be honest, it had a very Seinfeld'ly feel to it in my head. I'm hoping for more of the George Constanza "best bathrooms in the city" type responses. :)
 

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You can find plenty of solitude in the Uintas on Labor Day weekend if you hike more than 4-5 miles and avoid the hot spots. Those are the kind of weekends where I like to pick something sort of obscure off the map and do it. As far as what you choose, you really can't go wrong. And even if you pick a not-so-obscure spot, make it a long walk and you'll probably still have plenty of solitude.
 

Bigred72

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You can find plenty of solitude in the Uintas on Labor Day weekend if you hike more than 4-5 miles and avoid the hot spots. Those are the kind of weekends where I like to pick something sort of obscure off the map and do it. As far as what you choose, you really can't go wrong. And even if you pick a not-so-obscure spot, make it a long walk and you'll probably still have plenty of solitude.
That's where I'll be! First time up in the Granddaddy Basin.

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andyjaggy

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I know the Uintas can be crowded, but I've always found it ridiculously easy to find solitude up there if you want it. Really it's only super bad on a summer weekend in the really popular spots.
 
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