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High Uinta Conditions

Postby rmjwinters » Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:52 pm

Anyone been in the high Uintas recently? I am looking for any beta on snowpack/conditions for any of the north slope drainages.
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Re: High Uinta Conditions

Postby Scott » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:11 pm

Someone posted a recent trip report below:

http://www.bogley.com/forum/showthread. ... t&p=536275
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Re: High Uinta Conditions

Postby seano » Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:18 am

I headed up the standard approach to Kings Peak on 5/27. I made it 5-6 miles (?), then ran into a full-on slush-bog and gave up. The slush was too soft for snowshoes to help even fairly early in the morning. Things were similar up above Hoop Lake, with plenty of slush-bog below treeline.
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Re: High Uinta Conditions

Postby Bark Eater » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:36 pm

Hi. Starting to plan a summer trip to Kings Peak via Henry's Fork, standard approach. Considering it's a slightly less than average snow year (so far), what's the earliest date you would expect the majority of this route to be snow free? is July 4th a safe bet? Thanks for any advice!
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Re: High Uinta Conditions

Postby Scott » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:53 pm

is July 4th a safe bet? Thanks for any advice!


In a fairly (not extremely) dry year, yes. There will likely be a few snowfields to cross, some wet ground, and mosquitoes, but most of the route will be snow free assuming the rest of the winter/spring stays fairly dry there.
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Re: High Uinta Conditions

Postby crussellbowden » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:19 am

Any update on this? I'm trying to do the Kings-Emmons Ridge in the next month or so, and I'd like to be as aware as possible of the conditions.
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Re: High Uinta Conditions

Postby ZeeJay » Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:55 pm

crussellbowden wrote:Any update on this? I'm trying to do the Kings-Emmons Ridge in the next month or so, and I'd like to be as aware as possible of the conditions.

All the old snow from last winter should be gone.
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Re: High Uinta Conditions

Postby MoapaPk » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:30 pm

The peakbagger page shows a few ascents from 6/21 thru 7/27
http://www.peakbagger.com/climber/PeakA ... x?pid=5507
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Re: High Uinta Conditions

Postby mjp20k » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:32 pm

Just got back from an ascent of Kings Peak; no snow on any of the summits or ascent routes.
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Re: High Uinta Conditions

Postby crussellbowden » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:20 pm

Good to know fellas, thanks for the word!
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Re: High Uinta Conditions

Postby jeffh25 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:21 pm

Yeah I hiked out 8/16 and there were a few snow fields left here and there but nothing on any of the trails or anything that looked like it would cause you any trouble.
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Re: High Uinta Conditions

Postby crussellbowden » Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:45 pm

We just got dumped on in the Tetons and I know further north has even more so...what's the recent status with Kings, etc? I wanna do the Kings-Emmons traverse this month but I don't know the weather patterns down there well.
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Re: High Uinta Conditions

Postby Teresa Gergen » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:04 am

Taken today from Eccentric BM, 12,276 ft, east of Kings.

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