Trail Pictures

Uintas

Uintas

Aspen

Aspen

Aspen

Uinta River

Uinta River

Uinta River

Uinta River

Ranch

Ranch

Ranch

Ranch

Ranch

Pole Creek Lake

Pole Creek Lake

Pole Creek Lake

Pole Creek Lake

Pole Creek Lake

Pole Creek

Uinta River

        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 19 May 12, Tracy and I headed up to the Uintas to enjoy the extremely early

snow melt.  The Uintas are usually still snowed in until at least mid-June, but this winter was

virtually non-existent, so most of the south facing slopes were already melted out by mid-May.

Tracy was still recovering from her February ankle injury in New Zealand, so she couldn't go

hiking.  So we drove up to the High Uintas trailhead (Yahoo Map) to spend the day.  Tracy just

wanted to sit in the mountains and read, so I planned to dayhike for a few hours.  I ended up

hiking about four miles up to the Sheep Bridge.  The hike was nice, with typical Uintas

rockiness.  It was forested the whole way, but it ran along the Uinta River for much of the way,

so that was nice, and it was almost completely flat.  I also had the trail completely to myself,

which made it that much nicer.  After getting back to the truck, we explored roads north of the

trailhead, making our way up the mountain eventually to Pole Creek Lake.  We planned to car

camp for the night, but a snow storm was trying to blow in, and the temperature had dropped

dramatically and the wind was cold.  I walked down to Pole Creek Lake and thought it was

really nice, but we decided that it was just going to be too cold to enjoy camping out that night.

So we started down into Roosevelt to spend the night and then continue exploring in the

morning.  But down in Roosevelt we couldn't find a room that we liked, so we just started

driving west and eventually made it back home late Saturday night.  So, somehow, we made a

day trip all the way up into the mountains north of Roosevelt, hiked 8 miles, drove around a lot,

and still made it back home.  Good times.  But I do want to spend more time in the mountains

outside of Roosevelt, because we haven't been out there very much.