Trail Pictures

Elk

Elk

Elk

Center Park

Center Park

Uintas

Uintas

Uintas

Moose

Moose

Center Park

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On 2 June 12, Tracy and I drove up to the Center Park trailhead (Google Map).  Tracy's ankle

was still healing, so she stayed at the trailhead to read while I went cross country toward

Toquer Lake.  I hiked a mile or so towards the lake, but trees were down everywhere, so it was

very slow going.  Eventually, I got to where the ridge dropped down to Fish Creek, and I

decided I didn't feel like fighting the trees and the elevation, so I turned up towards the Center

Park trail.  I intersected the trail and then turned north for a while, before hiking a little cross

country towards Long Park.  I hit more down trees, though, so I turned around and went back

down the trail and back to the truck.

We then drove around Bear Park back towards the Hells Canyon Road.  Bear Park is really

pretty and has some nice car camping.  Once back at Hells Canyon we headed down to the

Yellowstone River and drove to the Swift Creek trailhead.  We found some nice camps sites

down there, too.  At dusk we headed out and started back home.  We had planned to camp,

but it was getting cold, and we were both still sick.

We saw almost no people at all, so this was a great day.  There was no snow at all anywhere,

and the creeks and rivers were all low for this time of year.  The road through Hells Canyon

had a lot of down trees that probably the Forest Service has cleared out.  It looked like a bad

wind storm had gone through...it looked like a REALLY bad wind storm had cut across the

canyon.  This made me nervous that maybe some other trees were just waiting to fall still.

Great day out.