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I just spent 4 days backpacking in the Uinta Mountains of northeastern Utah. The goal was to climb all 21 of the range's 13,000-foot mountains in one trip. I climbed 10 before my tent blew down in the middle of the night, and I had to hoof it 20 miles back to the trailhead. I started and ended at the East Fork Blacks Fork trailhead, where there is a free campground at the edge of a beautiful meadow.

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Above: Henry's Fork Basin. The pointy peak above and to the right of my head is Kings Peak, the tallest in Utah at 13,527 feet.

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Above: Camped at Dollar Lake in Henry's Fork Basin

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Above: On top of one of the 13ers (Gunsight Peak, I think?)

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Above: What looked like a natural brick road in Painter Basin

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Above: One of the basins as viewed from one of the high ridges

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Above: Curious locals

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Above: Looking down on Trail Rider Pass from the Kings-Emmons ridgeline

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Above: Mountain goat

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Above: Camped in the Yellowstone Creek Basin

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Above: Red Castle
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Very cool, I'm supposed to go backpacking this weekend, but have been sick for 2 days. We'll see what tomorrow brings.
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#3
very cool. ah, to be young again. highdesertranger
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#4
Don't have to be young again, we've got old man strength on our side. Wink we just have to go a little slower and enjoy the flowers.
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Sorry, i laughed about the wind blowing down the tent, I'm sure it wasn't funny when it happened
beautifull pix
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(08-12-2016, 09:42 AM)ArtW Wrote: Sorry, i laughed about the wind blowing down the tent, I'm sure it wasn't funny when it happened
beautifull pix

No, but it's a good story in retrospect Smile
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#7
All I can say in my defense, is i've been there, too
In a cold rain  Big Grin
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Fossil Butte National Monument, Wyoming

After the hiking (mis)adventure in the Uintas, I headed north toward the Tetons, stopping at Fossil Butte National Monument (just west of Kemmerer, Wyoming) along the way. I'd never heard of it before seeing it on the map, but it's a neat place. I went to the visitor center, watched a 13-minute-long video about the area, and then browsed the many fossilized animals and other things on display (fish, a small horse, turtles, an alligator, leaves, plants, insects, etc.). 

I then headed out on a couple of hikes. There are two main hikes advertised in the monument: the Nature Trail (1.5 miles) and the Historic Quarry Trail (2.5 miles). I did both and am glad I did, but I enjoyed the Nature Trail a bit more.

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Above: Big fossilized palm frond at the visitor center

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Above: Fossilized alligator at the visitor center

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Above: Fossil Butte

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Above: Aspen grove on the Nature Trail

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Above: Rolling grassland on the Nature Trail

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Above: Another view from the Nature Trail

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Above: Near the start of the Historic Quarry Trail

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Above: The trail traverses on a bench below the top of the butte

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Above: A little old cabin used by one of the original fossil diggers in the early 1900s

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Above: A pronghorn I saw near the national monument

(More pics, bigger pics, and more info is in the blog post.)
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#9
Lovely Pictures...stunning!!
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#10
Great pictures, looks like you had a super trip.
Bob
2016 Ford Transit 2500, 130" WB, Mid roof
Full time since Aug 2016
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