backpack to red castle lake and wilson pk in uintas - July 29, 2021

The WMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices.
Day 1: backpack from China Meadows Campground to Red Castle Lake (elev. 11,300'), about 10 miles and 1900' 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 1800'. 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.

Level:MOD+
Miles:30.0
Vertical:4000'
Route:Loop
Pace:Moderate
Organizer:L Beth Blattenberger
Phone:385-414-9658
Date:Thu Jul 29 2021 — Sat Jul 31 2021
Meeting Place:Registration required

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