backpack - uinta th to kings peak - September 1, 2010

This is a six-day trip where we will backpack for four days and do day hikes to peaks from our base camps on two days to bag three of the four highest peaks in Utah. We will either drive out early on the first day or drive out the night before. We will start our trip from the Unita trailhead on the south slope of the Unita's. We will camp at the Lower Chain Lake the first night about 10 miles. Day two will be a day hike to Mount Emmons (13440' in elevation). This is about a 6-mile hike. Mount Emmons is the fourth highest peak in Utah. Day three we will move camp to Lake Atwood about 9 to 10 miles away. Day four we will climb Kings Peak (13,528') and South Kings peak. The two tallest peaks in Utah. This will be a long day and require some route finding and boulder hopping. Day five will be back to the chain lakes and day six will be back to the trailhead. Fishing in the high Unita lakes can be good so you may want to give it a try on our trip. This trip is during the Labor Day weekend and the start and end date is tentative and may be adjusted. Hikers should have experience at elevation, route finding and boulder hopping.

Route:Out & Back
Organizer:Kevin Earl
Date:Wed Sep 1 2010 — Mon Sep 6 2010
Meeting Place:Registration required

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