The Uinta Mountains are an east-west trending chain of mountains in northeastern Utah extending slightly into southern Wyoming in the United States. As a subrange of the Rocky Mountains, they are unusual for being the highest range in the contiguous United States running east to west, and lie approximately 100 miles (160 km) east of Salt Lake City. The range has peaks ranging from 11,000–13,528 feet (3,353–4,123 m), with the highest point being Kings Peak, also the highest point in Utah. The Mirror Lake Highway crosses the western half of the Uintas on its way to Wyoming.
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Welcome to Utah! Today your guides will meet you at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City at 1pm. Once we have everyone, we will depart for our Basecamp in the Uinta Mountains, roughly 1.5 hours from Salt Lake City. Upon arrival at camp, your guides will provide you with a camp tour, overview of the itinerary and conduct an orientation meeting. After the orientation meeting, your guides will prepare a delicious dinner for you, while you are packing for the following days. Enjoy the campfire before heading to your tents for a good night sleep.
This morning after a hearty breakfast, we will pack up camp and depart to the trail head at Baldy Mountain. Our hike will be roughly 2.5 miles on a rolling trail from 10,800 ft to 10,300ft. Our first night’s camp will be on the banks of a beautiful alpine lake. After your guides help set up the camp, you will have free time to wonder around the lake or enjoy the campfire until your delicious backcountry dinner is served. Your guides will provide the plan for the following day.
Included: All meals
This morning you will wake up in a pristine mountain environment. Coffee is our top priority and will be served to you in your tent. Your guides will continue to cook a hot breakfast while you pack up your sleeping bag and personal items. This morning the guides will show you how to read a map and use a compass, also providing everyone with some natural interpretation of the Uinta mountains. Today’s hike will take us to ‘the Notch’ and a chain of alpine lakes. We will hike around 4.2 miles, however it’s our biggest elevation gain and loss day. We’ll be losing about 800 ft. in the morning, connecting up with another trail and gaining back 1,000ft. Upon arrival at camp, your guides will help you set up your tents and then proceed to cook you a delicious backcountry dinner. The guides will deliver the plan for the following day before heading to bed.
Included: All meals
We will wake up this morning to a beautiful wilderness setting. Your guides will deliver you coffee, while continuing to cook a hearty and delicious breakfast. Today’s hike will be done off-trail and we will use our map and compass skills to navigate. This day we will travel roughly 3.2 miles through some amazing and remote terrain and without any significant elevation gain or loss. We will continue hiking until we reach our camp at Lost lake. Our guides will build a campfire, cook dinner and make sure everything is taken care of while at camp.
Included: All meals
This morning we will wake up with coffee and breakfast, pack up camp and begin our hike out of the mountains. This day will entail 3 miles of hiking mostly downhill to the trailhead. Once we reach our transportation, we will de-issue gear and then drive to the town of Kamas (~35mins) After lunch we will drive back to Salt Lake City and drop folks back off at the Little America Hotel and should arrive no later than 3pm. We hope you have had a wonderful trip and thank you for choosing to adventure with Mountains By Nature!
Included: Breakfast & lunch
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|Sunday 1 August 2021 - Thursday 5 August 2021||5 days||$1300||£1100||€1200|
|Saturday 7 August 2021 - Wednesday 11 August 2021||5 days||$1300||£1100||€1200|
We suggest arranging your flights directly into Salt Lake City (airport code SLC). You can schedule your arrival at anytime on day 1 of the itinerary prior to 3pm. We are always happy to advise on flights. Please call our office for advice. Why not use your frequent flyer miles for your adventure, if you have them? We also suggest checking on skyscanner.net for good deals. Please ensure you DO NOT book your flights until your trip is CONFIRMED to run by our office.
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The list below is your required personal equipment list for this trip. Don’t worry if you don’t have everything on the list. If you can’t find any of the items below, let us know, we will probably be able to help you find what you need. Just think of all the fun you will have shopping at REI before the trip!
1 Large backpack – Should be well fitted and between 30-45 Liter. The best way to pack light is to start with a bag no larger than what you really need. Excessively large bags lead to over-packing.
1 Sleeping bag* – Mountains By Nature will provide a 15 degree, synthetic sleeping bag unless you prefer your own. Let us know. A packable, lightweight mummy- style bag is recommended.
1 X Ground Pad* – (inflatable or foam). Mountains By Nature will provide a foam or inflatable ground pad unless you prefer your own.
2 X Water Bottles. – TWO 1-liter bottles. Please note: Soft sided water bladders have been known to fail so at least one liter must be hard-sided. Plastic Powerade/Gatorade bottles are durable enough and are easily available while you travel in case you forget a bottle!
1 X Sunscreen – Travel sized sunscreen should be enough. SPF 30 and above. Clothing and hats provide the best sun protection.
1 X Lip Balm – Make sure your Lip Balm has an SPF rating!
1 X Sunglasses – A retaining strap such as Croakies® or Chums® come in handy. Effective sunglasses are rated to block UV rays and they don’t need to be expensive!
Toiletries – Health and hygiene is essential for having fun in the outdoors – bring medications and minimal personal items you need to take care of yourself.
1 X Hand Sanitiser – A travel-size bottle is nice to have; however, we will provide all necessary sanitation supplies
1 X Hiking/walking footwear – “Trail runners” OR sneakers are lighter weight and more comfortable to wear than big hiking boots. They are a great option if you have a lighter pack and don’t need extra ankle support. Running shoes also dry out faster and can be more breathable.
1 X Hiking Boots – Boots can provide greater foot and ankle protection as long as they have been broken in before the trip!
1 X Flip Flops (Hamish calls them jandals) – These are great for traveling or for changing into when you get back to Basecamp after a day of activity.
Synthetic or wool clothing is recommended because these materials will wick moisture away from your body and keep you dry and warm. Cotton is just fine provided you bring some synthetic option to change into.
1 X Waterproof Jacket with hood – Whatever the weather we’ll weather the weather… Raincoat is one of the most important items – it should be waterproof and have a hood. Staying warm and dry is more fun.
1 X Waterproof/windproof pants – Waterproof pants are optional, but synthetic pants that dry quickly and offer some wind protection are a must.
1 X Warm hat/beanie – A winter hat/beanie is a quick and easy way to get warm!
1 X Sunhat/ball cap/visor – Anything to keep the sun off your face, head, and neck.
1 X T-shirt OR collared shirt (synthetic) – For hiking or hanging out in camp. A long-sleeved collared shirt helps keep sun off arms and neck too!
1 X hiking shorts – Lightweight, quick-drying shorts are a good option. Athletic shorts also work.
1 X Synthetic pants – Great for hiking.
1 X Long underwear top – This is worn next to your skin as a base layer for insulation.
1 X Long underwear bottoms – This is worn next to your skin as a base layer for insulation.
1 X Insulating layers, fleece or puffy – Your insulating layer traps air to keep you warm. Even if the forecast looks hot during your trip insulating layers are very important as backcountry weather can change abruptly!
2-3 X Wool / Synthetic socks – Wool/synthetic fabrics will keep your feet drier, warmer, and happier. Consider having a hiking pair, a camp pair, and a pair of sleeping socks.
1 X Medium-weight gloves – A thin-medium thickness pair of gloves/glove liners will usually work great around the campfire!
1-2 Underwear – Synthetic fabrics will wick moisture away from your body leaving you warmer and drier. Women should consider underwear with some cotton for breathability
These items are not vital to your trip but can be nice to have. Remember, this event is a great way to unplug so if you decide to have electronics, please be discrete.
1 X Camera – Great to have to record the trip!
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