Paddle Boarding at Mirror Lake in the Uinta Mountains, Utah

So, I recently bought a paddle board…like, a couple weeks ago, and finally got the chance to take it for the first time this summer! I’ve wanted something else to do in summertime besides just hiking and planning for camping trips and backpacking trips that never materialize. Getting a paddle board seemed to be the best option!

So, with that in mind, I packed up my board and some other equipment for a hike into my friend Karla’s car and we headed on over to the Mirror Lake area.

Paddle board from High Society! After using it, it’s a solid build!

After a good hike up at Bald Mountain, we descended down the mountain pass and over to Mirror Lake. We made tacos and burritos at the picnic area, which I honestly enjoy doing! Making food in the mountains is so fun. It always tastes better, too!

In the waning hours of daylight on Mirror Lake, below the commanding Hayden Peak in the Uinta Mountains.

The Paddle Board from High Society

Now, a little bit about the paddle board!

I had been wanting to get a stand-up paddle board for quite some time, and I had seen some different options floating around. I searched up inflatable paddle boards on the internet and browsed selections, eventually coming across High Society. I looked at their boards, and they were expensive, so I wasn’t sold on them yet.

Eventually, I saw a couple hiker/backpacker accounts using iSUPs from High Society, and decided to give them another look! Lo and behold, they were doing a sale, so after about a week of contemplation, I bought the ZG Stand-Up iSUP!

This board is incredible – it’s super long, the setup is really quick and easy, and it performs extremely well! I had my doubts with an inflatable board, but given my circumstances of transporting a solid board, inflatable was the way to go. High Society for the win!

On the water. It was a great time!

Paddle Boarding on Mirror Lake

After a quick 15 minute setup, I pushed the board out, got both of us on, and paddled out. It was later in the evening, around 6:40 perhaps, and a small breeze flowed through every couple of minutes. The sun was slowly setting, but the air was still warm from the summer day. It was pretty peaceful paddling out on the lake in the dwindling hours of the day, the only sounds coming from each successive stroke of the paddle, the water splashing quietly around.

It was a time I wish I could have extended for thousands of more seconds, but unfortunately, we needed to get going. It was such an awesome experience, so I can’t to get back out there and enjoy the open water. It’s a great reset from the normal activities like hiking and camping.

Almost like a reset button!

Parting shot:

Paddling into the sun!

Next blog: More Uintas. Check out Hoover Lake right here!

17 thoughts on “Paddle Boarding at Mirror Lake in the Uinta Mountains, Utah

  1. This looks like a great spot to test out your fancy new paddle board. We’re avid hikers and campers, but sometimes it’s nice to shake things up and try something new. We’ve been contemplating getting a canoe for that very reason.

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    1. If you’re contemplating it, this is your sign to get it! I love hiking and camping but I’ve wanted do to something else while I’m out there. My family would always play at the lake, usually swimming, and now they have SUPs and kayaks. I felt I could use one of those, too!

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    1. It’s SO WORTH IT!! This inflatable board was incredibly easy to setup, and now that I’ve pumped it up a few times, it’s getting easier and easier. Super easy and super portable! This lake is one of my favorites, although I would stay away from weekends. Way too packed!

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      1. Yeah, it’s almost unbearable on weekends, I try to escape deep into the wilderness if able! Good luck on your search! I know High Society was having some sort of huge discount/clearance/summer event!


  2. Oh wow, what a pretty lake you found!! This seems like a great day! Now I need to get a paddle board. Definitely seems like you’re loving yours! Does this one work well?

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    1. Hi Sharon! It’s so pretty, I loved it! This is a solid board, and I feel like I can say that after taking it out for a few days! It takes about 10-12 minutes to pump it up to about 12 PSI, which is usually where I stop. It’s totally solid!


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