day hike to island lake and big elk lake (western uintas)

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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