Trail Pictures

Meadow

Broadbent Meadow

Red Castle

Red Castle

Broadbent Meadow

Red Castle

Red Castle

Red Castle

Red Castle

Red Castle

Red Castle

Sunrise

Sunrise

Red Castle

Red Castle

Broadbent Meadow

China Meadows

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The weekend of 13 Sep 08, Tracy and I backpacked at China Meadows (Google Map) in the

Uintas.  I've read that this trail can get pretty crowded in the summer, so I hoped it would be

late enough in the season to avoid the people.  It was.  We only saw two groups the whole

weekend, and that was great.  The trail was really flat, running alongside the river, and there

were lots of open meadows.  We hiked in to Broadbent Meadow, which had a great view of

Red Castle.  We saw quite a bit of wildlife on this trail, too.  We had a big owl flying around the

meadow and "hooting" for a while.  Then we had a bull elk bugling near our camp.  Then we

had what I assume was a coyote howling on the ridge beside us.  And then when we woke up

in the morning we had a couple of moose out in the meadow.  We laid out under the full moon

for a while at night until my sleeping bag started frosting over...it was already definitely late fall

up there.  The meadows and the wildlife made this a really good late season hike.