The weekend of 10 Oct 09, I decided to head off by myself to Robber's Roost in southern Utah.
It was a long weekend, and Tracy couldn't take off on Monday, so I decided Robber's Roost
would be a good trip to take by myself. After getting about 15 minutes from the house, though,
I started thinking that maybe I shouldn't get into a desert canyon alone. So I changed my mind
and headed to the Deep Creeks in western Utah. Of course, any time I change the plan,
nothing good happens, and I always seem to change the plan when I'm by myself on long
had moved to Utah four years earlier. The weather was great, and I didn't see one single
human being the rest of the day after I left the paved road. I drove up as far as I could get in
the canyon, and then hiked up the steep trail into a nice valley. Once I got into the valley, I just
couldn't resist the urge to enjoy the solitude and warmth and wind in the quaking aspen, so I
sat and read for several hours. It was really, really nice up there. When I first started hiking, I
decided that the Deep Creeks weren't all that special for as long as it took to drive to them, and
for as steep and dusty as the trail was. But the fact that I didn't see another person and it was
considerably warmer than the Uintas that weekend, the Deep Creeks grew on me. The area
also reminded me a lot of the South Platte area in Colorado, so that was nice. It eventually
started getting cool, though, and I decided I didn't feel like spending the weekend out there by
myself, so I headed back to the truck and drove back home.
On 12 Oct 09, the actual holiday, I headed out to Causey Reservoir and had a great hike
around the lake.