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Backpacked with a bunch of boys because it's easy

backpacking
11 days ago

Hiked as part of a loop hike to Grandaddy Lakes Basin with my wife

backpacking
1 month ago

So quiet and beautiful. If you are headed to this area, please keep an eye out for my missing dog, Maggie. I lost her at Mohawk during a backpacking trip on 9/2. She is a black and white 60 lb lab mix.

backpacking
1 month ago

Really beautiful trail. If you’re planning on heading there this weekend, please keep an eye out for my dog, Maggie. She has been lost since 9/2/18 at Mohawk lake but is hopefully somewhere close by Granddaddy lake by now. She is a 60 lb black and white lab mix.

backpacking
1 month ago

As others have said...nice easy trek. Made a loop from Grandaddy/Betsy/Marsell/Mohawk and back to Granddaddy. Nice easy trail but the fishing was terrible. Not quite sure if it was just bad timing on my end. Because of the lack of difficulty, this is a busy and well used basin, yet large enough that you can find solace if you just walk a bit further. Great place to cut your teeth if you are new to backpacking or if you are taking a rookie along.

backpacking
1 month ago

The hike from the Grandview Trailhead to Mohawk Lake (where we camped) is a relatively easy trail for backpacking. Not a lot of incline. I suppose timing is everything—we did this on the weekend before Labor Day. Most families (kids) were back in school and likely waiting for Labor Day weekend for their next excursions. We saw five people on the way into Mohawk Lake and we saw around 20 people on our way out—mostly at Hades Pass. No mosquitos. Beautiful weather. Perfect little get away.

backpacking
2 months ago

My son and I loved Grandaddy Lake! This was my son’s first overnight backpacking trip and it did not disappoint. The hike up was challenging for him, but he’s only 9, so there was a little complaining; however he did great on the way back. We fished a little and didn’t get any bites. Our only regret was not staying one more day to explore the area.

backpacking
3 months ago

A lot of mosquitos. After being there for an evening and night I have over 20 bites and I used bug spray plus a bug net around my head.

backpacking
3 months ago

This was a great trail. I'm 62 and, although I do a couple of 8-12-mile day hikes a year, I haven't carried a full pack for an overnight stay in 12 years. To my delight, I was able to do this trail with no trouble. Yes, the first mile is vigorously uphill, but it wasn't bad. And once past that point, it's just miles of the reasonably easy mountain up and down I'm used to. The environment and views are outstanding. The fishing is splendid but the catching is no better or worse than anywhere else. Be prepared for mosquitoes, however, and I mean bring the big guns or full-coverage nets. 100% DEET kept them from biting, but they swarmed and hovered within inches of treated skin by the score whenever I wasn't moving.

backpacking
6 months ago

We decided to hike this one last year. It was the first hike I’ve done on the south slope. It sure seemed like a never ending uphill. The fishing wasn’t very good at Betsy or Mohawk. It appeared to me that this trail gets a lot of traffic. We had a group of annoying kids yelling across the lakes the whole time which was definitely a major annoyance. Overall this hike was ok and so I wouldn’t do it again. The drive up to the trailhead is pretty cool though. You drive right along the edge of this huge mountain and keep going up and up and up.

on Grandaddy Basin

backpacking
7 months ago

The trail is a little steep and rocky at first, but this is a great hike with beautiful lakes. There’s a fair amount of traffic between the trail head and Grandaddy lake, but once you’re in the basin, the trails are easy going, and it’s a lot less busy.

Palisade have been one of my favorite lakes in the Granddaddy Basin for years. There is a nice bench about the lake to camp with a view of the lake below.

hiking
Sunday, October 01, 2017

Great hike today although it was snowing. Very beautiful and remote.

backpacking
Friday, August 25, 2017

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.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Hard first mile uphill climb. Then drop in towards lake. You have to earn your lake visit. Good trail. Clean and beautiful views.

hiking
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Was a very pretty hike. My 10 yr old daughter and I made it up to the lakes areas and she was in awe most of the way. There were several areas where the rocks were a little much. My daughter nearly rolled her ankles on the loose stones several times going up and on the way back. There were a lot of dogs, but we didn't see a single one that was a problem, most of the owners were really good to keep them near and clean up after them. All in all it was great daddy daughter date.

backpacking
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Hiked in for 4 days with my wife and kids. (14 year old daughter and 13 year old son). What a great family vacation, we hiked over 25 miles. We lucked out and never got rained on once. We were prepared but it was nice not having to pull out the rain gear. Beautiful scenery, lakes, ponds and streams all over the place. We can't wait to go back.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

best hike this year

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Absolutely beautiful. Mosquitoes were not as bad as we were expecting. Fishing was phenomenal at Grandaddy Lake. Pretty easy hike.

hiking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Did a day hike on 7/13/17 and explored grandaddy, Betsy, Mohawk and fish hatchery lake. Grandaddy Basin is one of my favorite places in the High Uintas to explore. There are a ton of places to go off and explore and hike. This time of year the mosquitos are horrible. When we got up to fish hatchery lake we had planned to stop and eat lunch but the bugs were so bad we were forced to leave and eat somewhere else. Later in the year this place is perfect tho. After you get up over Hades Pass it’s pretty easy going for the most part.

hiking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

A moderately easy walk up a trail surrounded by wildflower fields and wooded areas. We encountered dirt bike and quad riders but no other hikers. Pretty and nothing strenuous. And an added bonus, the bugs seemed to stay in the fields and off of the trail...unless you stop for too long.

hiking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Only 3 stars because the 6-mile road to access the trailhead is currently closed until possibly mid-June (as per a posted sign), so we didn't get all the way to the trailhead. The road is a pretty hike by itself though, but makes for a long day if you go all the way to the Lake and back!

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Grandaddy basin is a great spot! We go every year. The fishing is great! I will say though in July, bring the heavy duty bug spray. The mosquitoes have hatched and are all over. Same with flies. They are the worst in the morning and evening. Daytime is ok.

backpacking
Friday, January 13, 2017

Great hike for a quick and not too strenuous adventure. We left earlier in the week (Wednesday) and it was fairly quiet...passed a few hikers. By Friday it was like a scout camp up there. Fishing was very poor except for power bait (but I'm kind of a fishing snob and power bait isn't fishing unless you're 5 learning how). Plus it's really over fished. It seems to be a popular place to hike with dogs ...I took mine and she loved it. The down side was a lot of barking at night. It was easily one of the most beautiful places I've been though and will go back. Next time I'll hike thru the basin over to mirror lake instead of stopping at Betsy. I'm also going to take my three girls on a daddy daughter trip...it's perfect for that

Also we went in early August and didn't kill a single mosquito...lucky I guess

backpacking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

Fun hike and beautiful lake. Plenty of places to set up camp and lots of springs to get water. Did a 3 day trip. Brought the dog and she loved it. It is a moderate hike with a heavy pack. Probably more on the easy side if you are just doing a day trip. Fishing was good. Please take care of fish and do as much catch as release fishing as you can. It is a natural reproducing lake and we want to keep the fish population healthy.

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

Great trail to the high mountain lakes. Still had some patches of snow to hike across in mid-June. Weather was perfect but have some water resistant shoes. We will definitely do this hike again.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

bugs are scarry. millions of mosquitos. took a 6 year old and 8 year old. very pretty, stayed at Mohawk 1st night across the lake was a group of 20ish year old drunks... almost left in the middle of the night from the noise th hey were making. but stayed and sought revenge at out 6 am morning hike out... singing right next to their camp just off the trail. revenge is sweet. we hiked to pine island caught some big fish then went to secret lake and to lodgepole lake where we made camp 2. woke up early and hiked out... the wrong way around the lake.. there is not a very good trail on the south side of the lake. saw loads of elk sign. we heard them moving around early in the morning but didn't see any. great hike... but the bugs were horrible. wife has chicken pox looking legs and arms now... 100% deet did nothing.

backpacking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Only hard part is the beginning from the trail head. Make sure to grab some water at one of the two early stream crossings - not a lot of water until you drop into Grandaddy. Pretty but very, very buggy in early July.

on Mohawk Lake

backpacking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Well marked easy jaunt from Betsy Lake

backpacking
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The trail was either very rocky or surprisingly sandy the whole way so that made it hard for my 9 yo's first backpacking trip. The lake was gorgeous and we found a decent spot FAR away from the trail and lake so we were able to do a small (legal) campfire but it was short-lived. The mosquitos were incessant. I killed over 5 dozen IN my tent (only opened the door to quickly get in/out) and we went to bed before 8pm just to get away from them. We came home early and I now look like my arms and back have chickenpox. They didn't care that I had a long-sleeve shirt on during dinner. Picardin AND deet are like a marinade for those beasts. Try spraying everything with permethrin beforehand, wear double layers and good luck!

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