day hike to island lake and big elk lake (western uintas) - September 8, 2012

We will hike to Island Lake and Big Elk Lake and in the Western Uintas via the Smith and Moorehouse Trail at the Ledgefork Campground. This is a beautiful and secluded area when approached from this route. If the weather cooperates and adventurous hikers wish, we can scramble up the boulders to summit Kimberly Peak (11,250 ft). Rated a MOD+ to the lakes; MSD- for those choosing to summit Kimberly Peak. The summit will add another mile to the hike.

Level:MOD+
Miles:10.0
Vertical:4000'
Route:Out & Back
Pace:Moderate
Organizer:Stanley Chiang
Phone:801-381-1247
Date:Sat Sep 8 2012
Meeting Place:Jermey Ranch Park and Ride; Exit 141 I-80 North side of the freeway. Return to the Park and Ride should be no later than 5:30.
Meeting Time:8:00 am

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