Backpacking in Utah's Uinta Mountains 6/30-7/1/07 (photos)

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Backpacking in Utah's Uinta Mountains 6/30-7/1/07 (photos)

Postby Admin » Sun Jul 01, 2007 4:13 pm

I'd been itching to go backpacking in the Uintas, but I didn't want to be itching when I got back home - it's a subtle difference between bug season and not. We decided to chance it this weekend and take an overnighter to Kamas Lake on the Lofty Lake Loop, run clockwise. Executive summary:
  • Easy hike in
  • Reid's Meadow is beautiful
  • We had Kamas Lake all to ourselves, negating the need to head to Cutthroat Lake or Teal Lake to find solitude
  • Fishing was decent in Kamas Lake, with a cutthroat trout dinner earned
  • Mosquitoes and deer flies were omnipresent, but Ben's 100% kept them at bay
  • The brilliant full moon rising over the ridgeline around 11:30 pm last night was stunning
  • Saturday night was darned chilly after 3 am or so, probably dipping close to 40 despite the 100-degree highs in the Salt Lake Valley
  • The hike out today via the remainder of Lofty Lake Loop affords incredible views. The trail was rather busy from Lofty Lake down to Scout Lake and back to the Pass Lake trailhead parking.

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02 provo river falls.jpg
We made the obligatory stop en route at Provo River Falls


02 reids meadow.jpg
Reid's Meadow


03 bald mt and reids pk.jpg
Bald Mountain and Reid's Peak from Reid's Meadow


04 campsite.jpg
Our campsite at Kamas Lake


05 kamas lk mt marsell.jpg
Kamas Lake and Mount Marsell


06 dinner.jpg
Dinner


07 kamas lk.jpg
Kamas Lake


08 todd campfire.jpg
Todd by the campfire


09 kamas lk.jpg
Kamas Lake from near our campsite


10 thief.jpg
A thief tried to raid our campsite at Kamas Lake this morning


11 cutthroat lk.jpg
Cutthroat Lake


12 todd skidog.jpg
Todd and Skidog ascend


13 kletting pk.jpg
Kletting Peak


14 kamas lk from above.jpg
Looking down upon Kamas Lake


15 lofty lk.jpg
Lofty Lake, with Mount Marsell in the background


16 hayden pk.jpg
Hayden Peak


17 todd mirror lk.jpg
Todd rests with a view of Mirror Lake


18 scout lk.jpg
Scout Lake


19 Skidog.jpg
Skidog


19 picturesque lk.jpg
Picturesque Lake near the end of the hike:
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re: Backpacking in Utah's Uinta Mountains 6/30-7/1/07 (photo

Postby snowave » Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:01 am

great TR..

tough decision for that chipmunk.. the flask or granola mix.. Don't leave us in suspense.. which one did he choose?? :lol:
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re: Backpacking in Utah's Uinta Mountains 6/30-7/1/07 (photo

Postby Admin » Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:51 am

I think that he felt he had better odds with a plastic bag. He was actually trying to drag it backwards when I took the pic.
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Re: Backpacking in Utah's Uinta Mountains 6/30-7/1/07 (photo

Postby Evren » Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:08 pm

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Re: Backpacking in Utah's Uinta Mountains 6/30-7/1/07 (photo

Postby Marc_C » Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:25 pm

Nice resurrection of an 8 year old thread!
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Re: Backpacking in Utah's Uinta Mountains 6/30-7/1/07 (photo

Postby Admin » Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:26 pm

Marc_C wrote:Nice resurrection of an 8 year old thread!


In all fairness, I pointed him to it. If I get bored enough this evening I'll attempt to replace those photos that were hosted on a now-dead website.
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Re: Backpacking in Utah's Uinta Mountains 6/30-7/1/07 (photo

Postby Admin » Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:50 pm

Evren wrote::worthless:


There, fixed that fer ya!
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Re: Backpacking in Utah's Uinta Mountains 6/30-7/1/07 (photo

Postby Tony Crocker » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:00 pm

If I get bored enough this evening I'll attempt to replace those photos that were hosted on a now-dead website.
I think I've seen other dead picture links occasionally. Admin does not post pictures to his own website? Perhaps this is due to the size limitations that annoy some of us as well?
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Re: Backpacking in Utah's Uinta Mountains 6/30-7/1/07 (photo

Postby Admin » Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:32 am

Tony Crocker wrote:
If I get bored enough this evening I'll attempt to replace those photos that were hosted on a now-dead website.
I think I've seen other dead picture links occasionally. Admin does not post pictures to his own website? Perhaps this is due to the size limitations that annoy some of us as well?

Oh, please! :roll: Those were posted to a backpacking forum that also used phpBB. It was simply easier to copy and paste from that other posting, nothing more.
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Re: Backpacking in Utah's Uinta Mountains 6/30-7/1/07 (photo

Postby Marc_C » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:14 am

Admin wrote:
Marc_C wrote:Nice resurrection of an 8 year old thread!


In all fairness, I pointed him to it.


In that case.....Nice resurrection of an 8 year old thread!
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Re: Backpacking in Utah's Uinta Mountains 6/30-7/1/07 (photo

Postby lono » Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:31 pm

I didn't realise the pics are old.There still nice.Thanks.
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Postby Admin » Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:23 pm

lono wrote:I didn't realise the pics are old.There still nice.Thanks.
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It was in response to viewtopic.php?p=74374#p74374 .
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Re: Backpacking in Utah's Uinta Mountains 6/30-7/1/07 (photo

Postby Evren » Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:45 pm

I was merely being mischievous... didn't expect Admin to come through.
Having hiked this trail a few times in the last couple of years -- the features seem as currently positioned.
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