Along the way, we'd make a stop at the famous Fairy Forest off the Mirror Lake Highway. June 2016 - Two years ago we set off on our first backpacking trip as a whole family. Go them! "While I'd love to have you and the boys along, I can still take just the girls if you think it'll be too stressful.". With no argument from me, we loaded up the car and off we went. I quickly changed and gathered my little summit pack and set off for Watson, capturing some photos of the beautiful sunrise as it transpired along my way. We are new to Utah and would like to plan a weekend backpacking trip in the Uintas. Due to a rainy weather forecast on Sunday, we hit the trail home bright and early! I still managed to cram in a tent, Jess's sleeping bag, her clothing, her toiletries, Everett's clothing, and his diaper supplies. He figured out a new hiking strategy: aid stations for the kids where they find a sugar treat waiting for them on some rock or log. But by the time we reached Cliff Lake, the rain had stopped. Again, I'm starting from the Echo Lakes Taxi dock and head up toward Lake Aloha on the PCT. For our first time exploring the mountains of northern Utah, we had to do a hike and bring our fly rods along in the rugged High Uintas. We settled on one just south of Booker Lake. Let us just say there is no lack of awesome camp sites in the Uintas. A bit (more) about us Everyone can be a champion. Moments later, we were standing between Twin Lakes and could see that our desired site was indeed vacant. Football season started a bit earlier for me because I'm part of the board for our league, which means more time spent getting things ready for 200+ kids to play football (lots of … Jessica took a year off last year due to the birth of our newborn … And so were the kids. I’m wondering if what you have as Booker Lake is actually one of the Three Divide Lakes. The views from the notch are amazing. To get to it, we'd have to cross through a campground and then cross over a branch of the Provo River. Preferably somewhere that doesn't have a … Thanks goodness for Skittles! Yup, I’d say we experienced the same thing! I have my B.A. This was the same route I took Ellory out on last year for some daddy-daughter time. We didn't go up the notch and just came back the way we came, by Wall Lake. High Uintas Backcountry by Jeffrey Probst This trail guide travels the length of the Uintas with descriptions on 99 hikes, 600 fishable lakes, and over 400 miles of streams. Now that it was morning, I struggled between wanting to sleep in a bit longer and wait for a bit more light or get going earlier so as to return earlier, possibly before the others awoke. We spent most of the day at Wall Lake. We’ve taken small steps in that direction, biting off only what we are comfortable with. Trip Report: Family of Five Backpacking into Willow Heights Lake, Wasatch Range, Trip Report: Backpacking the Notch Trail, High Uintas, Family Snowshoe Trails [Salt Lake City, UT]. After a lousy night of sleeping, we packed up and headed down to complete the loop trail past Clyde lake, Watson lake, and Cliff lake. Pack a picnic for this bad boy. Located in the less-traveled eastern section of the range, this is one of Utah's real bucket-list adventures. A National Parks Pass is also accepted. "It should be fine. After camp was all set up, dinner made and eaten, and some unsuccessful fishing, we were privileged to a nice sunset. I’ve never regretted taking our kids into the backcountry. I’d like to call the Uintas, “the land of lakes.” It should also be called, “the land of family adventure” because there is a ton of exploring to be done that is easy to access, generally easy to navigate, and truly beautiful. However, the USGS & Google Maps have it all confusing because they show the lake you camped at here to indeed be Booker Lake as you have referred to it and the lake I’m thinking to be Booker Lake as John Lake? Or, is Booker Lake also one of Three Divide Lakes? . This was the first backpacking trip for most of them and the loss of momentum concerned me. It was definitely an adventure getting all the little ones up the trail and the gear up there and back. Clyde Lake Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kamas, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. This trail starts at the Henrys Fork trailhead and goes past Dollar, near Henrys Fork Lake and over Gunsight Pass (11,891 feet). Uintas - Clyde Lake loop & Cateract Gorge 09.12.10 It's been a long time since I've been out and doing anything. We have a lightweight foldable potty seat that can easily be set over a hole dug out between 2 to 3 rocks. Here is a video from our last backpacking trip. Utah Hike of the Week: Clyde Lake in the Uintas . I took my daughter along on a backpacking trip on the Clyde Lake Loop or “Seventeen Lakes Loop” this past week. We are lovers, friends, skiers, hikers, bikers, dog owners and coffee lovers with a good dose of silly. It took until mid August, but I finally got up into the Uintas for a trip. I remember it getting a little steep as we approached Twin Lakes, thus we decided to stop there. Finding parking at the trailhead on a weekend would be a different matter. Some may wonder how the bathroom thing works with all the young kids. Fortunately, there was a long dry log to serve as a bridge. 10 years ago, I took my daughter here when she was 6 camping at Twin. The next day we headed out on a day hike. Dogs are also able to use this trail. It sits at an elevation of 10,200 ft, making it the perfect cooler destination while the SLC valley is baking in heat. Still, it's a great area to do some family backpacking with kids and campsites are plenty. The view IS incredible from up on the bench. Baby steps, right?! After getting back to the truck, we loaded up and stopped by the Provo River falls, then headed down to Cataract Gorge, which my brother in-law Bill has been to a few times before. Weekend Backpacking Trips in the Uintas Apr 4, 2016 By: ... Big Elk Lake Will come 0.8 miles later. The trail is fairly mellow, only gaining 1,600 ft and has one switchback. You guys are fantastic getting your even REALLY small ones out! South Erickson Lake is near North Erickson Lake--so you can camp at either one an NBD (no big deal). Not only because of a beautiful little cascading waterfall that begins the river, but because we live in Provo, where the river finishes it's journey as it feeds into Utah Lake. Family Backpacking to Clyde/Booker Lake | High Uinta Range, UT. So we headed out in search of Hidden Lake and found a ton of wildflowers in the process. Why bother? "Are you sure you want to do this?" This meant less gear to be carried by one parent and even more gear for the other. Great blog with great trip reports! The trail runs around 100 miles through the High Uintas Wilderness and Ashley National Forest. Thanks much! Ibantik Lake ("eye-ban-tick") is located conveniently close to the Mirror Lake Highway in the High Uintas, and backpacking this route is perfect for beginner backpackers since it's a fairly short yet rewarding trail.It is a very popular lake to camp at, and therefore you won't have much solitude. As far as the whole family goes though, we're probably going to stick to camping with the car for the next couple of years. This is another extremely popular and easy backpacking destination. But after a few summers of backpacking with the kids, the only thing I’ve regretted was not doing it sooner! We’d originally planned on summitting Mount Watson, but after a quick run up it the night before, the dads decided loose rock and steep scree fields weren’t something they were begging to do with 7 kids. Moderately challenging, this hike takes you up to a high alpine lake with gorgeous campsites options. The boys will enjoy it too," she responded. It had been another struggle between wanting to look back to soak up the sunrise and continue pressing forward to Mount Watson in the opposite direction. Glad to have come across the site. . It makes sense to me that that group of three little lakes strung so close together in a row there would be the Three Divide Lakes with Booker Lake being the one just northeast of Three. Each story includes a trip planner, photo, and map. Uintas Backpacking Loop: Trip Reports: 4: Apr 27, 2020: Plan B to High Uintas Backpacking: Trip Planning: 20: Jun 27, 2019: Uintas Backpacking (or Montana) Trip Planning: 9: Feb 22, 2018: Backpacking trip to Clyde lake in Uintas: Backpacking: 8: Sep 23, 2017: B: Best Time of Year for Backpacking the Uintas in Utah: Trip Planning: 15: Jul 11, 2017 The trail becomes less obvious just past Wall Lake and we found ourselves off trail for a short section before finding it again. in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Colorado. I hike along the entire eastern and northern shores of the lake … Naturalist Basin is located in the High Uintas Wilderness, and home to several lakes including the popular Blue Lake and Jordan Lake.Because Jordan Lake is only 6.5 miles one way, this makes for a great backpacking destination or a bigger day hike! I am a Jesus lover, wife, mom, rock climber, skier, photographer and all around adventure lover with a passion for writing. Jessica took a year off last year due to the birth of our new... Over 20 pounds for the kid carrier, minus our 20 pound child, Everett. I took my daughter along on a backpacking trip on the Clyde Lake Loop or “Seventeen Lakes Loop” this past week. It took a pep talk to get some excitement going again. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. A good 15 minute downpour. It's 9 miles to the lake, so it makes for a perfect 1 or 2-night backpacking trip. - Alicia @ www.girlonahike.com. What a fun trip! 1 of 6 View Caption. And what troopers they are! With a good snow year this past winter though, the water level was still flowing relatively high for this spot. Everyone has a champion. http://www.wasatchwill.net/2015/06/backpacking-seventeen-lakes-loop.html. [Backcountry Skiing with Kids], Backcountry Skiing with Kids (Alpine Touring Gear for Kids), Our Top 10 Destinations from the Last Decade. Looking at the National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map I had on me, it seems to indicate Booker Lake to be the lake more northeast by a few hundred yards of where you all camped here. July 13, ... With the new addition to our party, we doubled our mileage by doing the Clyde Lake Loop. Well, here's one of our secrets. It's so nice to see that you get all the kids out! Willow would be tasked with using my Teton Sports Summit 1500 that's really designed to be just a day pack, but converts well as a junior sized overnight pack. Required fields are marked with a grey bar. Looks like a fantastic trip. Links úteis para sites sobre Dresden, links para outros albergues do mundo e sobre passeios e reservas de albergues na Europa. There was. If so, I have it all wrong on my blog post and video. There, I was greeted by some mountain goats out having an early breakfast. Código Etiqueta da Categoria Add Mod; A: Artes Use all A* codes for: specialist and general adult titles, including both highly illustrated and more text based works. After about a mile of a roller coaster trail, we arrived at the edge of Wall Lake. After a 3.5 mile walk along the road, the route follows the Main Fork Bear River Trail. We pulled out the orange slices, of the sugary variety, and my husband headed down the trail. Your email address will not be published. That is goal, to inspire more families to get on the trail! With the REI Passage fitting her body a bit better than it does on Willow, she would have to carry a bit more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_08E-c4Tvm8, Pingback: Through my lens, 2014 [The Best of the Best Adventures] - the kid project. Everett usually has a nap in the morning so I offered up my hammock to Jess so she could lay down with him and rock him to sleep. Inspired by some other displays that had been created out of nothing but natural materials there, our kids found a spot on the outer edge to build their own little fairy house. These kids did awesome! Two Backpacking Trips in One at Capitol Reef, Overnighter on Mount Timpanogos - July 2015. I just stumbled upon it while preparing a post on my own blog. Then drops down into the Upper Painter Basin about 2 miles to a trail junction. Great weekend though. Did the ibantik lake trail and combined it with the Clyde lake trail to make a loop back around. The hike in began with rain! If that’s really the case, then where is the 3rd of the Three Divide Lakes? Cliff Lake via Clyde Lake Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kamas, Utah that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The beautiful Naturalist Basin is the site for many pleasant hiking trails, and is the ideal spot for a backpacking or camping trip. Not enough to stop us from going but certainly in the back of my mind I was doubting where this day might take us. Ibantik Lake/ Clyde Lake Loop. The following photos are just a sampling of all the creative work that can be found there. Beautiful photos, Alyssa! Turn right and climb 3.5 miles to Anderson Pass (12,800 feet) before climbing to Anderson Pass. The evenings were mild, and I loved our first official trip in the backcountry with the kids’ new quilts by Enlightened Equipment. We spent the next hour or so hiking around and scouting out a site. Multiple family wilderness outing IS a challenging task, at least from my experience, but it looks like you guys had a blast. Three young children… That’s alot of food to pack. Jessica Miller | The Salt Lake Tribune This sign guides hikers towards Cliff Lake, where the trail continues to Clyde Lake… 13 votes, 13 comments. I'm sure they were enjoying the sunrise too. And it seemed we weren’t the only families out adventuring. 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