December was a long month. I promised in my last blog that I'd continue with some new trails from the Uintas and here we are at last. As is the case with many people during the Christmas season, I lost track of time and focused on things other than my blog. Now, after a nearly … Continue reading Hiking Ruth Lake in the High Uinta Mountains, Utah
Ahh, the beauty of this trip! This was an excellent backpacking trip in Utah, and the first trip I did overnight without my car out West. I know, sounds a little weird right? I wish I'd gotten out backpacking years earlier during my time in Utah but, as it turned out, that just wasn't in … Continue reading Backpacking to Jordan Lake via the East Fork Duchesne River Trail, High Uintas, UT
Ahh, Mirror Lake! There are dozens and dozens of lakes with this name all across the country and even two lakes named Mirro Lake in Utah. It's a classic for a reason! This lake is a popular spot for camping, walking, hiking, kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding, and collecting wild mushrooms. It's also the spot of … Continue reading Sunrise at Mirror Lake in The High Uintas, Utah | A Journal Entry
a day. This trail is 14.8 miles roundtrip with 1,600 feet of elevation change, concluding at the scenic Jordan Lake
Island Lake is one of the best lakes in the Uintas. If you're looking for solitude in the mountains, you'll find it here.