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    Ted E
    BPL Member

    @mtn_nut

    Locale: Morrison, CO

    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.

    http://mtnnut.wordpress.com/trail-databooks/

    let me know what you think!

    thanks,
    Ted

    #2010421
    Ted E
    BPL Member

    @mtn_nut

    Locale: Morrison, CO

    I just updated it with my gpx files too.

    -Ted

    #2012196
    todd henne
    Spectator

    @thenne

    Locale: Arkansas

    Thanks for posting this info. Exploring the Uintas soon!

    #2018312
    Jason Robichaud
    BPL Member

    @j4design_build

    Hey Ted,

    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?

    #2018351
    Ted E
    BPL Member

    @mtn_nut

    Locale: Morrison, CO

    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.

    http://andrewskurka.com/2012/stupid-light-not-always-right-or-better/

    #2021978
    Ted E
    BPL Member

    @mtn_nut

    Locale: Morrison, CO

    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.

    YMMV

    #2023865
    Jason Robichaud
    BPL Member

    @j4design_build

    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.
    – J

    #2023885
    Ted E
    BPL Member

    @mtn_nut

    Locale: Morrison, CO

    If you have any specific questions, feel free to PM me :-)

    -Ted

    #2044438
    Ted E
    BPL Member

    @mtn_nut

    Locale: Morrison, CO

    My trip report just went live on TrailGroove.

    http://www.trailgroove.com/issue11.html

    Its on Page 37. Let me know what you think.

    #2076901
    Michael Moomaw
    BPL Member

    @mmoomaw

    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.

    Thanks!

    -Mike

    #2076922
    Ted E
    BPL Member

    @mtn_nut

    Locale: Morrison, CO

    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.
    http://www.pmags.com/east-to-west-uinta-highline-trail

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