Trail Pictures

Great Basin

Deep Creeks

Great Basin

Moon @ Deep Creeks

Deep Creeks

Deep Creeks

Window

Cool cloud

Cool cloud

Causey Reservoir

Deep Creek Mountains

        Utah Area Trails Causey Sep 2013 Leidy Peak/Lakeshore Little East Fork Blacks Fork Brown Duck Basin Robber's Roost May 13 Coyote Gulch 2013 Happy Canyon Robber's Roost Mar 13 Comet Needles Feb 2013 Colton Cabin Moab Bill Moonshine Wash Uintas Fall 2012 McCoy Park 2012 Spider Lake Popo Agie Tosi Creek West Fork Blacks Fork East Fork Bear River Camp East Fork Bear River Center Park Uinta River Moab and San Rafael Swell Dirty Devil with James West Desert San Rafael Desert S. Utah with Cory Lake Powell 2011 The Needles The Maze E Fork Burnt Fork Leidy Peak Burnt Fork Granite Highline Causey May 11 Green River Buck Canyon Antelope Apr 11 Smith Fork Grizzly Ridge Yurt Moab Arches Bear River Moab Flight Snowbasin Art Nord Moab Rim Zion Dry Fork Naturalist Basin Timpanogos Cave Meteor Shower Yellowstone Creek McCoy Park Ostler Creek Granddaddy Causey Southern Utah Coyote Gulch White Canyon - Moqui Canyon Tetons - Cabin Southern Utah Wildhorse Canyon Snowbasin Great Salt Lake Snowbasin Robber's Roost Deep Creeks Farmington Canyon Nine Mile Canyon Fish Lake - McCoy Park Harris Wash Antelope Island Moab Southern Utah Log Hollow Moab Lake Powell Wasatch Buckskin Gulch Deseret Peak Pine Valley Logan Canyon Causey Reservoir China Meadows Haystack Lake Cow Park Highline Grandaddy Lakes Amethyst Basin Uintas Cat Canyon Southern Utah Southern Utah Glen Canyon Swett Canyon Antelope Island Uintas - Yurt Pebble Creek Robbers Roost Antelope/ Lost Creek N Fork Provo River Capitol Reef Pine Valley Wilderness Uintas Stillwater Reservoir Grandaddy Mountain Logan Canyon Canyonlands Arches Twin Lakes Kabell Lake Amethyst Basin South Cedar Ridge Canyon Hurricane Wash Middle Fork of the Ogden River Moab Cat Canyon Crack Canyon Causey Reservoir St George Log Hollow Canyonlands Steam Mill Canyon Row Bench Rubies Highline Causey Reservoir Flat Tops Grand Daddy Lake Antelope Island White Pine Lake Brown Duck Flaming Gorge Snowbasin Swasey Lakes Spooky Gulch White Rock Bay Grand Gulch Cat Canyon Moon Lake Antelope Island Antelope Island Long Park Grand Daddy Lake Hades Pass Tom's Canyon Just arrived

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

weekends.  But I drove out to Tom's Canyon (Google Map) where we had gone right after we

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.