The High Uintas Wilderness is located in the remote northeastern corner of Utah. It is not well known, except perhaps by some of the the residents of Salt Lake City, who are not far from the Western portion. Most of my time was spent on the Uinta Highline Trail. It is a good place to find great scenery and a sense of near solitude. Please don’t tell anyone about it; I may want to return some day.
Lakes and mountains make a great combination in many areas, including the Unintas
A friend of Bullwinkle
Rain and thunderstoms were almost a daily occurrence during the afternoon. At these high altitudes, this is always a safety concern.
This wonderland opens up to the westbound hiker after crossing over North Pole Pass. The Uintas are home two two very different types of mountains, the traditional grayish, triangular ones in the background and the long brown ones one the sides. The latter ones form arms for many of the glacial basins that are characteristic of the area.
Like wildflowers? They seemed to be rather common when I was there.
I thought Fox Lake was pretty
I’m not a flower person, but I sure loved these Columbines. I only found them in this one place.
This mountain scene holds a terrifying secret
Throughout the journey, alpine mountains alternated with green lands
The Uintas have countless streams, but not so many rivers. This one is the Uinta River.
Mornings were almost always lovely. This view shows off Queant Lake.
Rugged, red-brown mountains at Dead Horse Pass
Dead Horse Lake was a favorite. It has a color which I formerly associated only with glacial lakes.
One of many reddish-brown mountains forms a dramatic wall
The view from Red Knob Pass has a lot to offer
Dead Horse Lake and the surrouinding mountains again, this time from a low level.
Gladys Lake and many other ponds. Here it’s not hard to believe that the Uintas contain over 2000 lakes.
The winter of 2018-2019 saw an unusually large amount of snow, so the summer had an unusually large amount of water. The “low” lands between 10,000 and 11,000 feet were very green. It was wet walking. It must be time to climb over another pass.