Jul 16, 2013 at 2:07 am #1305440
I just completed the utah highline trail over the 4 day july 4th holiday. I created a quick data book for anyone else interested in hiking the same trail, with GPS waypoints, elevations, and mileage splits from Hayden pass to Leidy peak.
let me know what you think!
TedJul 28, 2013 at 8:41 pm #2010421
I just updated it with my gpx files too.
-TedAug 4, 2013 at 9:47 am #2012196
Thanks for posting this info. Exploring the Uintas soon!Aug 24, 2013 at 6:24 pm #2018312
I am doing the highline in a few weeks and am curious about water sources. I backpack the Uintas often typically taking a 1L water bottle. Will I need more than that for the highline?Aug 24, 2013 at 8:42 pm #2018351
There are lots of water sources along the trail when I did it. However there are areas when you are going over passes where there won’t be any water sources for a few miles.
I always carry a minimum of 2L of capacity during any hike, but that’s me. For the highline trip, I carried a 3L camelback style bladder since I stay hydrated better when I can drink more often from a tube. I didn't always fill it up to capacity, only filling it up with 2L most of the time. I suppose if you were cautious about filling up before any of the major passes, you'll be good with just one liter. However, empty 70 ounce platy bottles weigh an ounce, so why wouldn't you stay on the safe side with a little extra capacity if needed.Sep 4, 2013 at 10:24 pm #2021978
Something i realized that i should mention is that when i hiked it, in early july, all of the seasonal streams were still flowing strong. As september is a much dryer month with much less snow feeding the streams, water may be a little more scarce than when i hiked it. I would still anticipate lots of good water sources, but maybe not as many.
YMMVSep 10, 2013 at 10:41 pm #2023865
Thank you Ted. I plan on just carrying two 1L water bottles and filling up at runoffs before passes. I think anywhere in-between them should be somewhat flowing considering the rain we've been getting.
I do have so many questions, but really I'm just excited. Thanks for your input.
– JSep 11, 2013 at 12:30 am #2023885
If you have any specific questions, feel free to PM me :-)
-TedNov 14, 2013 at 8:03 am #2044438
My trip report just went live on TrailGroove.
Its on Page 37. Let me know what you think.Feb 25, 2014 at 10:46 am #2076901
Thanks for posting Ted. This is further South than I've backpacked before. Although much of this trail is high I still wonder – How was the weather. Any problems with heat? Any expectations that late July would be any different.
-MikeFeb 25, 2014 at 11:49 am #2076922
at 10k+ feet, heat is not an issue. Later in the summer, water might not be quite as plentiful as when i went in early July, but in late July, you should still encounter some similar conditions to what i described. Hopefully not as many thunderstorms.
PMags has a trip report, and it seemed like he experienced similar conditions to me even though his trip was later.
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