backpack- high uintas, henry's fork, kings peak - August 17, 2020

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In addition to providing access to King's Peak, Henry's Fork on the north slope of the Uintas features interesting conifer forests, vast open areas, and a spectacular headwall. I plan an easy first day where we backpack about 3 miles to Alligator Lake. On the second day, the plan is to the second camp at either at the Dollar Lake area (around 6 miles backpack) or continue over Gunsight Pass and camp in the Painter Basin (around 11 mile backpack). On the third day, the plan is to hike to Kings Peak and back to camp with day packs. On the fourth day, we break camp and hike out. I am planning to hike on the Forest Service trails until Anderson Pass. Hopefully on the Kings Peak Day (Wednesday August 19), we will cross paths with Akiko Kamimura and the group who will be hiking Kings Peak in one day. Participants should be comfortable backpacking for 4 days and be willing to put up with mosquitoes, thunderstorms, and other typical situations. We will follow COVID-19 protocols of using face coverings when we are not able to maintain the 6 foot social distancing. There is a limit of 8 participants.

Organizer:David Andrenyak
Date:Mon Aug 17 2020 — Thu Aug 20 2020
Meeting Place:Registration required

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