Trail Pictures

Chris begins his hike

New snow in August

Grand Daddy Lake

Grand Daddy Lake

Grand Daddy Lake

Grand Daddy Lake

Grand Daddy Basin

Grand Daddy Basin

Grand Daddy Basin

Grand Daddy Lake

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On August 5, 2006, Chris from work and I went backpacking at Grand Daddy Lake (Google

Map) in the High Uintas Wilderness of northern Utah.  Chris is from Portland, so I think I ran

him pretty hard up over 10,000 feet for his first real backpacking trip.  The weather was iffy for

the whole trip, but somehow we managed to avoid any storms or any major rain.  I really don't

know how we avoided some pretty nasty looking storms, but several of them just went right

around us.  We did see new snow on a peak north of the basin, however...it was August 5th.

The snow was gone by the next morning, but I don't like thinking about the impending

winter...especially at the beginning of August.  We had a really nice, hike, though.  We only saw

one other group hiking on the opposite side of Grand Daddy, despite the fact the trailhead was

pretty crowded.  A ranger at the trailhead said most of the cars belonged to day hikers, or

backpackers who would be leaving that morning.  That was nice to learn, because I have

noticed the Grand Daddy trailhead can get pretty crowded.  Apparently the solution to avoiding

the crowds is simply not to backpack on Friday night.