day hike / car camp mt. watson and haystack mountain

This is an exploratory hike in the Western Uintas starting at the Crystal Lake Trailhead. We will head west towards Long Lake, but take a cross country side trail to the north in an attempt to summit Mt. Watson (11521 ft). From there we will either do a loop or backtrack to summit Haystack Mountain (10985 ft) towards the south. Both peaks will involve cross country travel and class 2/3 scrambling. We will need an early start at the Crystal Lake Trailhead to avoid afternoon storms. The organizer is suggesting that interested participants consider car camping / parking in the Crystal Lake overflow parking area the night before. Please e-mail the organizer if interested.

Route:Out & Back
Organizer:Stanley Chiang
Date:Sat Aug 13 2016
Meeting Place:Meet at the Crystal Lake Trailhead at 6 AM. There is an overflow parking area as the main trailhead parking is often full at this time of year. The turnoff is the same exit as the Trial Lake exit off Mirror Lake Highway SR150.
Meeting Time:6:00 am

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