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    Brett Thompson saved Highline Trail

    6 months ago

    Brett Thompson added Quick hike with scouts

    about 1 year ago

    Brett Thompson reviewed Island Lake Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Great easy-ish hike. The are a few steep sections but they are short. The trail is well maintained and there is some fantastic stone masonry in some areas along the trail after Long Lake. Not a whole lot of tree cover along the trail. The topography is amazing. Lots of cliff spines to explore. Only have seen two deer as far as big wildlife. At the lake there are some cliffs on the north end. Tons of fun to jump from. The water is certainly polar. Ha ha. Very refreshing. Be sure to hike south from Island Lake for some fantastic overlook views of Duck lake and the whole valley. I also highly recommend venturing less than .5 miles over to Fire lake around the bend (you will need to map it out). You will be glad you did. I would like to actually camp there sometime. There are a couple of little springs on the northwest end of Island Lake sufficient for filtering. I don't recommend coming on a holiday weekend. This is the most people I have ever seen while backpacking. We are surrounded by camps. Sooo many people. Almost feels like car camping. Thus the 4 star rating. Venture away from the lake a little for more solitude in camp. Bugs were minimal for the Uintas. Big flies here and there but hardly any mosquitoes. Temperature was almost hot during the day and 49 at night for the lowest. Zero precipitation! I will absolutely come back.

    Brett Thompson completed Island Lake Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Brett Thompson saved Island Lake Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Brett Thompson saved Lofty Lake Loop Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Brett Thompson saved Amethyst Lake Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Brett Thompson completed Neffs Canyon Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Brett Thompson reviewed Grandaddy Lake Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Fantastic place to backpack. Beautiful vistas, red butted, and lots of fish. My son and I were there 3 days. We had quite an adventure. While exploring we found someone's y2k bug out cache complete with a boat and oars. Was fun as always. The mosquitoes were few. The uintas didn't disappoint. 4 stars because of all the people camping next to the lake and having fires... Where is the Ranger when you need him.

    Brett Thompson completed Grandaddy Lake Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Brett Thompson saved Grandaddy Lake Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Brett Thompson saved Neffs Canyon Trail

    over 1 year ago