backpack to red castle lake and wilson pk in uintas - August 5, 2021

Day 1: backpack from China Meadows Campground to Lower Red Castle Lake (elev. 10,800'), about 10 miles and 1600' gain. Optional to drive the day before and camp at China Meadows. Day 2: Loop day hike. Hike south to ridge off trail but reportedly easy, class 2. Follow ridge to summit of Wilson Peak, 13,060', for gain of roughly 2300'. Follow ridge east with optional 0.6 mile side trip to point 12,825 with good views. Continue east to Smith's Fork Pass and descend back north on trail to Smith's Fork Pass Lake and East Red Castle Lake, then return to camp off trail. Total about 10 miles and 2100' gain. Option: Stay down at lakes and fish, swim, relax. Day 3: Backpack to China Meadows and return home.

Organizer:L Beth Blattenberger
Date:Thu Aug 5 2021 — Sat Aug 7 2021
Meeting Place:Registration required

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