Right there with you in being anxious to get up there! I think a couple weeks and it's all it will take. Look at this day last year, big difference!Great thanks all, probably giving it another few weeks as I will be trying to run the majority of whatever im heading out to do. Will be doing the hi-line trail in august this year for the first time
Since I'm a teacher, I'll need to be back back home before the second week of August. If I start a Highline trip around July 25, will the mosquitoes have abated at all by then?Being that Gunsight Pass is at almost 12,000 ft and it is north facing I'd feel pretty confident its still deep in snow. Even as far up Henrys Fork as Dollar lake is at 10,000 ft I'd bet there is still a lot of snow considering there is 3-4 feet on Hayden Pass which is at 10,000 ft. One additional factor is that generally the further east you go in the Uintas the less snow but at those elevations I'm sure its still snowshoe and ice ax territory.
As far as trails from the Crystal Lake trail head... Id bet they are still in snow yet. The road from MLH to Trial lake still had some snow on it as of last weekend. Probably passable to Trial but up higher I would say its a no-go unless you want to hoof it on snowshoes.
Since I've only been up there in late August I'll defer to others on late July. However I did to an overnighter in Naturalist basin in mid July and the mosquitoes were around in places. Of course most of those places were around water which is where we all like to make camp :/Since I'm a teacher, I'll need to be back back home before the second week of August. If I start a Highline trip around July 25, will the mosquitoes have abated at all by then?
Every year seems to kind of have its own timeline, August is usually a good bet for them to have calmed down and by the end they are usually gone. Though I distinctly remember going mid August 2011 and it being the absolute worst they have ever been. That year the high country was covered in snow into July. I think their life cycle greatly depends on the snow melt. Given the low snow year I would guess they will be thinning out earlier then normal years and end of July shouldn't be too bad.Since I'm a teacher, I'll need to be back back home before the second week of August. If I start a Highline trip around July 25, will the mosquitoes have abated at all by then?
I was up there over Memorial Day weekend. Trailhead area looks great.anyone been up east fork of the bear yet? looking to go up in 2 weeks wondering about snow
lol I totally meant "Trial" as in Trial Lake, I wish I could blame it on auto-correct or something....I did not, but there is no snow present at the trailhead elevation. Snow is probable in the Allsop and Priord areas currently but with warm and clear weather, they should be clear within a couple of weeks.
I should have picked up on what you meant, seeing as how you capitalized T and didn't use "the" in front of trail.lol I totally meant "Trial" as in Trial Lake, I wish I could blame it on auto-correct or something....
Expect very wet/muddy conditions in the Henry’s Fork basin. I imagine everything from Gunsight Pass on up will be partially snowbound.Hey guys/gals
, I’m new to the forum and an out of towner planning to make a trip to Utah next week. I’m a highpointer , so my question is ; how feasible and / or what would it take to make a summit next week on Kings peak via the henry fork trail? I understand that this winter was more mild but I’m sure there is still plenty up snow up high. I’m experienced with making winter ascents but am curious for some of y’alls nuanced opinions for this particular time/place.
Thanks in advance
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