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West Fork Blacks Fork


West Fork Blacks Fork


Buck Pasture

Buck Pasture



West Fork Blacks Fork

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On 14 Jul 12, we headed to West Fork Blacks Fork (Google Map) for a flat backpack for

Tracy's healing ankle.  Somehow we had never hiked here, and this trail was really, really

pretty.  The forecast was calling for rain and cold, but we decided we would try it anyway.  The

hike in was flat and the trail was wide, so it was really nice.  About 3 miles in the trail crossed

the river, but we continued about half a mile across the meadow along the river until the trail

crossed back on our side.  This also put us into the wilderness.  The trail was boggy through

the meadow, but not too bad.  From there, the trail became harder to follow as it headed into

Buck Pasture.  Once in Buck Pasture, it began raining more, the wind really picked up, and it

got cold.  Tracy's ankle also started hurting.  So we debated camping where we were, but it

was only 2:30, and it was going to get much colder.  After enjoying the view for half an hour or

so we decided to head back.  So we made the 4.5 mile hike back and ended up back at the car

after 9 miles of backpacking.  Good times.  We also ran into a huge herd of sheep on the trail

on the way, and learned how easy it was to make sheep move.  We debated camping at the

car, but it was raining and cold still, so we decided to head home.

Even though we didn't camp, this was a really pretty trail, and I would like to do it again, and try

to hike all the way to Dead Horse Lake.