Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Backpacking Through the High Uinta's

This past weekend Brad and I went hiking in the Uinta's with our friends Stephen, Chase and Cami. We were originally going to do about a 5 1/2 mile loop on a trail, and hike in the middle of the loop at Lake Clyde. However, when we got to the highest point in our hike (the notch), we decided to hike down to the other side, turning it into about an 8 mile hike overall. It was tough, but it was really fun! We saw some great views and had a fun workout hiking through the mountains. Next time, I will be taking extra padding to sleep on though! Enjoy some pics from our trip :)

This was the start of our hike. Brad was such a gentleman and insisted on carrying most of our baggage. I picked a good one!!

This is Lake Woll where we stopped to go cliff jumping! We had a really great time.

The middle of the hike was the top of a notch, and the view was amazing! There were so many lakes along the trail of our hike, and we were able to see a lot of them from the very top. This is from the first day.
We even saw some mountain goats along the way! We tried to get a picture with them in the background, but you can see them a lot better in the next picture.

This was the place where we finally stopped to camp. It was such a beautiful lake! Our campsite was next to this babbling brook, and it was so scenic, it was from like a picture book!
Check out the view at sunset! The lake was such an awesome mirror. The picture doesn't even do it justice.

Just spending time cooking grub around the fire.

All in all, it was a really great hike. Getting to the top of the notch on the second day was challenging, but it was really fun! We had a great time seeing the beauty of nature and just hanging out with friends. We can't wait to do it again soon!


LINSY said...

oooo - that looks beautiful! what a fun thing to do!

Rosemary said...

wow Brad you are carrying the heavy load! It looks like it was a lot of fun. And a beautiful site.