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backpacking
2 months ago

Went from Atwood up over Trail Rider Pass to some of the other lakes a few years ago. This is an advanced hike. The trail up to the Chain lakes and beyond is rocky and deeply rutted from horse traffic that made it challenging. Saying that, like most things in life...the challenge made it worth it as the fishing at Atwood was great. Fishing wasn't as good at the upper lakes (Beard) etc. or lower Chain lakes. I hiked this one way in 9 hours but it was intense. If I were to do this again, I would take two days to hike in and enjoy it more.

backpacking
3 months ago

Beautiful lake, fairly easy trail, and secluded because it is a dedicated trail to a single lake. While the seclusion is great, it also creates an underpopulated fishery since it does not get stocked often enough with fish. Love the scenery though!

It’s a short trail. Lake can be reached in about an hour. There are some parts of the trail that disappear but is usually marked by cairns in those spots. There aren’t too many spots for camping but your best bet for a spot would be along the west side of the lake. Fun little day hike though.

hiking
Saturday, May 24, 2014

Stayed Atwood Lake the last day of a 6 day loop that went up to Fox Lake then west towards Kings Peak climbing Trail Ryder pass to Lake Atwood. Its a beautiful basin with several other lakes nearby. Atwood is the largest of the lakes in the area and. Back in 1977 it was one of the few lakes in the Uinta that had golden trout. Don't know if the goldens still exist because they don't complete well with other fish. Caught a 2 lb Brook Trout in the lake so it wouldn't surprise me there were very many goldens left after all these years.

hiking
Thursday, December 26, 2013

For a Short-Day or 2-Day hike this is great! The trail isn't too dangerous, it's nice and steep for just part of the way, then it tapers to a nice incline (going in).
We really pushed and made great time. The three of us saw no one else along the way, the entire time we were there. The trail sometimes gets lost among the meadows it crosses, but if you look, the markers are clearly there. Our camp was about 1/2 mile away from the lake, which was perfect. There were small fish in the lake, not really a great fishing spot. We could see timberline and spent some time exploring, laying out in the sun and enjoying the quiet beauty around us. The lake is pretty small, in fact, we contemplated going all the way around it! It's got a ton of springs/runoff running into the lake, which makes it pretty cold. Soaking your smelly, hiker-feet is a must!

hiking
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

easy fun for the family

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