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Great photos. I’ve only been once when my son and I accompanied my brother’s scout troop about 10 years ago. I believe we started near Mirror Lake and did a 3-4 day loop, with the last day having a sharp ridge to climb. We tied a rope to the stubborn kid and pulled him the last half mile up the ridge.

Fun times.


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Very nice photos. I've never been there (don't even know where it is).

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Lovely. One of the prettier places in the lower 48 IMO.


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Never heard of them, but have been to Utah twice and am very impressed with what we did see. Would love to move there, but alas, without winning the Lottery, I don't see it in our cards.

Thanks much for the beautiful views!!


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Was that Bald Mountain visible in the last photo?
 
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Yes. A new picture.



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Looks really beautiful. I don't venture north of I-70 very often, never been up there. I considered going this August but it's just not working out.


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BB61, that is a beautiful panorama.

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Hiked to the top of Bald Mountain in Oct 1999. Started at the pass at 10,400 feet and followed the trail to the top. With lungs acclimated to 4800 elevation it still made my hiking partner and I a bit winded. Great trip though. Sadly have not seen it since. Still beautiful though.
 
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I spent a couple of weeks as a scout camping and hiking in the high Uintas. I've always loved the mountains.

Funny though. Mostly all I remember is the asthma, losing sensation in fingers, and lips and toes, and struggling to breathe. That, and the scout master that kept prodding me in the back with a stick and saying move faster, kid, Don't be a wimp.

I'd still like to smash his head with a rock and leave him in a lake up there, somewhere.

Good times.
 
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BB61, that is a beautiful panorama.

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I spent a couple of weeks as a scout camping and hiking in the high Uintas. I've always loved the mountains.

Funny though. Mostly all I remember is the asthma, losing sensation in fingers, and lips and toes, and struggling to breathe. That, and the scout master that kept prodding me in the back with a stick and saying move faster, kid, Don't be a wimp.

I'd still like to smash his head with a rock and leave him in a lake up there, somewhere.

Good times.


My scoutmaster was quite physically capable. When we went on such hikes in the Uintas, and a scout was lagging, my scoutmaster would take the scouts backpack, hook it to his own backpack, didn't miss a step.

I followed the example, once. But our Troop was hiking to the beach around Santa Cruz, CA (all downhill and at sea level, quite different conditions Smile )




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Understood. I was a scoutmaster twice, and never treated the boys like that. I remembered the abuse, and took pains to ensure the scouts under my care were treated much differently.

Only one of my sons made it to eagle. Thread drift.

The Uintas are a magical place.
 
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With all the talk about scouting in the Uintas, I thought I should chime in. I was still 11 when I went on my very first scout camp. It was comprised of two troops. The scoutmasters in both troops were outdoorsmen and decided that each boy was going to earn the Hiking merit badge that week. 10 miles M-W, 20 miles on Thursday and 10 more miles Friday and Saturday. Base camp was White Pine Lake up Logan Canyon. One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. While 70 miles in one week was a lot, our scoutmasters took care of us. One of the most interesting days, we hiked way back in and entered a valley where silver miners, somehow, how brought in a steam engine to power their mining operations. Decades later, it still sits in the middle of the Logan Cache National Forest. The Uintas remind me of Logan Canyon, different but equally beautiful. And yes, I earned my Hiking merit badge.


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I dug out some photos from the High Uintas and scanned them.

This first picture is actually not in the high country, it's down in the vicinity of Hanna, either Blind Stream or Log Hollow.



These next pictures are all up in the High Uintas. This is a wet meadow near Palisade Lake



My horses in Brinton Meadow



The next two are over by Shadow Lake





Way high up at the head of Rock Creek. Up over the top would be the N slope of the Uintas



Taken from Rocky Sea Pass. To the west, over the pass would be the Wasatch/Cache NF. That's looking east though, out over the Rock Creek drainage.



Edited to add: The fog of years passing. Rocky Sea Pass separates the upper Rock Creek drainage from Grandaddy Basin.

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Great pics. You ought to get a good photo editor and restore the original colors.


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Did you learn how the mountains were named?

It goes back to Lewis and Clark's expedition of discovery.

Sacajawea met a local Indian she recruited as a guide. The guide who was giving out information about what lay ahead.

Sacajawea asked about the availability of sweet water to drink. "Lots of good drinking water ahead," was the reply.

She asked about the availability of game to eat. "There are plenty of antelope, bison, deer, and elk, plus fish, birds, and small game readily available to shoot." said her Indian guide.

"Are there hostile tribes we need to avoid?" ask Sacajawea. "No, not really, though you never know about a specific tribe or Indian," said the guide.

"How about the terrain?" She asked. "You in ta mountains?" was the guide's quizzical reply.

So an imprecise translation led to Sacajawea telling Lewis that there were mountains ahead, the Uinta Mountains.





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