Read More. Island lake had some people too. Soon after this break, the trail enters the High Uintas Wilderness in the Ashley National Forest. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Fishing was good and they were fatties by Uinta standards, getting ready for a long winter I suppose. May 25, 2013 - Hiking and backpacking guide to the Long Lake area of the Uinta Mountains. Aug 22, 2013 - August 2011 It seems like Priord Lake will elude me this year, at least for the month of August. When I sat down to sketch out the composition for the painting, I realized I had The trails are well marked and navigation is easy. I pulled out my map of the Uintas and highlighted the start of the Eastern terminus near Vernal. An overnight backpacking trip in the High Uintas with spectacular landscape at 10,400 ft. I did a full loop on the bottom trail heading to duck lake, then up to island lake, then the top trail back to long lake. At first I stopped at a small pond--looked mostly like snow melt. Some of these abbreviation make sense such as Dry Gulch which is DG, others such Provo River Drainage is A. Bourbon Lake in the Uintas Spent a day last week before the snow fishing Whiskey Lake (not sure if that's the right name). It is mostly known for a county highpoint, which is an almost drive-up knoll amidst 11,000+ flats. The lake we were at was a bit below 10,000' so we had a few colorful trees around. Clegg Lake and Notch Lake is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kamas, Utah that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The lower, more moderate, and less intense climbs are a thing of the past. Long Lake - Uintas. This trail goes by the east end of Washington Lake to the turnoff of Trial Lake Road. More pretty flowers You know I have to take pictures of Daisy on our trips Daisy fetching a stick.. …Daisy giving up on reaching the stick. Crystal Lake (40.6809, -110.965) Crystal Lake is located just off Hwy 150, near Trial Lake, about 26 miles east of Kamas. The parking area has plenty of space, but arrive early on warm summer weekends because it can fill up quickly. From Crystal Lake trailhead, go 0.1 mile to a trail junction. Fehr Lake, Shepard Lake, Hoover Lake and Marshall Lake are all stocked with fish. This magnificent lake, and the High Uintas in general, reminded me of Rocky Mountain National Park but it didn’t have the crowds and restrictions (that apply to dogs and horses) of a national park. Archives. Lost In The Uintas The Tale of Two Hikers. And at the trail junction in question, about a one-hour hike from the Jeep, the head of Long Ridge looks much like Mount Watson does from the trailhead. The Long Lake Loop is a lolli-loop route that starts at the Crystal Lake Trailhead, passes by Long Lake and then loops around past Duck, Pot, Weir and Marjorie Lakes before meeting back up with the main trail for the last mile and a half back to Crystal Lake. Since there were so many wild flowers, Lyle decided to make me a bouquet. The following panoramic picture captures the fact the shoreline is mostly woody with a rocky edge on the far side. 80 miles was a long way to go. The "other" Long Lake you picked is on Aquaruius Plateau, a pretty cool high-altitude lake country in its own right although no match to Uintas. The Long Lake trail head is located by heading to Washington Lake Campground, and instead of entering the campground continue forward until and park in the parking lot above. Island Lake Loop, Uintas. Weather Underground provides local & long-range weather forecasts, weatherreports, maps & tropical weather conditions for the Uintah area. From May until October, the Uintas are a perfect destination for a pleasant drive through the wild country, an all day hike, a fishing trip, or a week long pilgrimage. On the cliff above Long Lake. Buy Photos. The trail ran across the entirety of one side of the map, and two thirds of the way across the other. We stepped off at the crack o' dawn, and saw nary but one person that early. For the past 7 years we have been vacationing [...] Long Lake Uintas Adventure. It also contains the highest peaks in the Uinta Mountains, and in the state of Utah. A Utah State Fishing License is required to fish in the Uintas. Notch Lake Uintas Adventure. Unlike the Western Uintas or High Bollies (Eastern Uintas), most of the routes to the peaks in the High Uintas Wilderness Area are too long for one day climbs, at least for us mortals. The lake is a short hike up from Sulpher campground. It is recommended that fishing be done in the less popular lakes for best results. The hike in was beautiful. The Lofty Lake Loop trail is one of the most popular hikes in the Uinta Mountains. Catch this view of Long Lake approximately 2 miles into the hike to Duck Lake in the Uinta Mountains. View Larger Image; Long Lake in the Uinta mountain range near Kamas, Utah is a wonderful short hike of about 4 miles round trip. The bottom part to duck lake had very few people, and I swam in duck lake… Photos and trail descriptions of 'Long Lake in The Uintas' and more, submitted by the Outbound community. We visited Uintas Wilderness area this past week and it was absolutely spectacular! Long Lake Uintas Adventure. Find Blissful Solitude in 3 Days, 2 Nights in the High Uintas. We just describe some of the most popular routes here. Zoey chillin' in the shade. I was on sort of a scouting mission to see how the snow melt was progressing, and to scope out some areas for trips I have coming up this season. Hangin' at our camp spot at Long Lake. Long Lake in the Uinta mountain range near Kamas, [...] Search for: Recent Posts. Here's a map of the route. August 2011 It seems like Priord Lake will elude me this year, at least for the month of August. Located about two hours east of Salt Lake City, the area can be enjoyed as a day hike, fishing, canoeing, and paddleboarding trip when accessed from the beautiful Mirror Lake highway.But the High Uintas really shine as a backpacker’s paradise when accessed from several dozen trailheads. I painted this one on a sunny day by Long Lake. I ran a highlighter across the trail and my stomach flopped. Summer: you've long forgotten your skis, your topo maps are scattered in your extra junk room that was meant to be an office, and you really, really don't want to be stuck doing yard work every weekend this summer. Some of the abbreviations such as X will be used in multiple drainage’s so it can be confusing. The High Uintas Wilderness Area is by far the largest wilderness area in Utah. Find wilderness solitude at Cutthroat Lake. Instead, I'd start at Leidy Peak and end at Hoyt Peak, giving me a hike that was both more beautiful and spanned the entire length of the above-treeline-Uintas. The ground cover in spots was also nice and red. High Uintas Hiking; Lofty Lake Loop; Lofty Lake Loop Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 20F View Map. Written By: Shane Burrows ... Mount Watson is an obvious landmark, but it appears much different from Long Lake than it does from the trailhead. The western Uintas are nice enough that, if I had time to hike 100-ish miles through the Uintas, I wouldn't actually do the traditional 100-mile UHT hike between US 191 and Mirror Lake Highway. The camp is near mile marker 33 of the Mirror Lake Highway. I went last week and the beginning of the trail was crowded, but the rest wasn’t bad. July 9-11, 2004. The trail to the right drops down into the Middle Fork of the Weber River. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail. (Photo: Ryan Malavolta – UtahOutside.com) The hike begins at the Crystal Lake trailhead just off the Mirror Lake Highway. The Uintas is home to Camp Steiner, the highest Boy Scout camp in the United States at 10,400 feet (3,200 m). Crystal Lake is a beautiful spot in its own right, and serves as an important trailhead for hikes to nearby lakes. Since there are over 1000 lakes in the Uintas you can have a lot of repeating lake names. The four of us hiked out of the Crystal lake trailhead, and followed the very well marked and traveled trail to Marjorie. So many wild flowers growing all around Long Lake Breakfast time! About an hour from our home in Utah, we were really amazed by the rolling green hills, filled with alpines and evergreen trees - Some trees were beginning to change color with the season so lots of golds and reds too. Hiking Utah's High Uintas: A Guide to the Region's Greatest Hikes by Brett Prettyman, an outdoors editor for the Salt Lake City Tribune. Trails here interconnect with other trails and allow long hikes in several directions. 4x6 original watercolor painting Long Lake Painted on location in the Uinta Mountains One of my favorite places to hike in the summer is up the Uinta mountains of Utah. The subsequent video was taken near the shoreline of Kamas Lake. Each lake gets an abbreviation that corresponds with when the lake was surveyed. The population knows it and the Mirror Lake Scenic Hwy (US 150) gets heavy use during these fair weather months. The Uinta Highline Trail traverses the entire range and is a popular backpacking trail. Bourbon Lake in the Uintas 2007 (1) July (1) Thursday, September 4, 2008. It does not take long after leaving Chipeta Lake to enter a wilderness incomparable in remoteness to that of the first 40 miles. Stay right and follow the Smith Morehouse Trail for 1.5 miles to another trail junction. Jammed packed with alpine lakes, meadows, peaks and only four miles in length it’s easy to see why. Uintah Weather Forecasts. Route description, maps, GPS waypoints and pictures. That's right--go crazy and don't mow the lawn for a Saturday here and there. Family Trip Uintas 2019; Yuba Lake State Park; Minnow Patterns; Elk Hair Dry Fly Patterns ; Mayfly Nymph Patterns; Recent Comments. Once parked you can access the trail head to a number … I thought I'd be out of the Uintas until next year but the freakishly warm weather made it feel an awful lot like August up there. So yesterday I hooked up with a guy off the BFT forum, my brother, and a friend of mine. The trail is spotted with picturesque mountain lakes and boasts excellent views of Hayden Peak. Long Lake, Uintas- June 2013 I finally made it out to the Uintas for the first time this year. Fish found in the Uintas include arctic grayling, brook trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout, golden trout and rainbow trout. We did that route with an extension to Island Lake where we spent Saturday night. 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