BACKPACKING FINALLY! ENJOY IT SAFELY — GET THE BOOK NOW AT $19.95, still a steal with 1,600 color photographs and 120 maps–106 of them topographical to guide you to all the lakes of the Uintas. The other 14 maps will guide you on the 856 mile AUTO LOOP TOUR, or portions of it.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO BUY BOOK: I suggest you choose PayPal as it is the fastest. You don’t have to have a PayPal acct. just click on it, then click on “Create an Account,” and you will be given options for the Credit or Debit card of your choice..

THUMB DRIVES WITH THE BOOK — available for $25 — shipping, handling & sales tax included:

Send check to Cordell Andersen at 444 Elm St., American Fork, Utah 84003

Russ Smith from SKYCALL SATELLITE hosting KSL OUTDOORS RADIO this morning.

Click for podcast: KSL OUTDOORS RADIO July 6: Russ Smith at the 5:00 minute point tells a funny story about Charlie Jennings in which I was involved, he then plugs the eBook telling an interesting experience with a woman from Texas, purchaser of my book that led her to him for a satellite phone for her dream trip to Red Castle. I then call in towards the end of the segment to participate in the conversation.

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Click below to see a short YouTube video : A great Introduction to the unique digital book

NOW OPEN

HADES CANYON & THE GRANDVIEW TRAILHEAD

“GATEWAY TO THE GRANDADDIES”

When the gate was opened there were 10 cars waiting to get to the Trailhead. Monday a Wilderness Ranger hiked through the snow to the Grandaddies, and found the lakes free of snow and fishable. There are a few trees and lots of water on the trail. Many are heading for the high country.

For guidance & suggestions, see my YouTube video on “THE GRANDADDIES”

Apparently, this year will not be as bad as in 2011 when on July 8th we could get to the Trailhead, but the trail bridge, up from the trailhead, on that day was as seen below.

You can also call the Forest Service in Duchesne to check on conditions.  Their telephone is (435)-738-2482.

OTHER UPDATING FROM THE FOREST SERVICE IN DUCHESNE:

Other trailheads are accessible on the South Slope, such as Rock Creek, Lake Fork/Moon Lake, Swift Creek and the Uinta River. Even the highest trailhead–10,400 ft. elevation– in the Uintas, THE CENTER PARK TRAILHEAD, up Hell’s Canyon is open, but there is water everywhere so be careful.

The crews of Wilderness Rangers will now be able to go to work clearing the trails.

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BALD MOUNTAIN PASS

Open since the weekend – pictures below on Monday,June 24, 2019

 The Pass is  10,759 feet high–about the same as Hades Pass, “Gateway to the Grandaddies.”

 Hayden Peak & Mt. Agassiz and area where the Duchesne River is born.Mirror Lake, elevation 10,050 ft.,  was still covered with ice–but beginning to break up, Grandaddy Lake is about 10,300 ft. still covered with ice.

CONFESSION:  Please forgive me, but I just noticed that I goofed and missed in my book Mirror Lake. Wow!  It likely isn’t the only flaw, but–like they say, “Nobody is perfect!” Please let me know of other mistakes so that I will come closer to perfection in edition 2.  

CANCEL THE CONFESSION: I did include Mirror Lake but did not include it in the area covered by the Mirror Lake Trailhead that was the last segment of the Wilderness Area. Rather I included Mirror Lake as part of the Western Uintas including in the Index.

 The HIGHLINE TRAILHEAD at Hayden Pass, 10,380 ft. high, Monday June 24th.

The short road in to the Trailhead was still buried in snow. Even though the weather in Salt Lake City is heating up, with 90+ degrees this week, it likely will still be a cou[ple of weeks before hiking the Highline Trail comfortably–like mid-July.

THE NORTH SLOPE SCENIC BACKWAY
A few days ago there was a problem at Elizabeth Pass, but that has now been worked out and the road is open to the east.

The Provo River falls on June 24th–yesterday.  It will quickly become a raging torrent of water as the thaw picks up steam.

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HIGH UINTAS NEWSLETTER – beginning on April 19, 2019

HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THE TRAIL OR ON AN ADVENTUROUS BACKWAY SOON!

IMPORTANT NOTE: I just found a website that gives a complete SUMMARY–from my old website– OF MY 3 EFFORTS TO FINALLY GET TO “LITTLE ANDY LAKE,” meeting Teresa who screamed, “NO, YOU’RE DEAD,” the meeting of Jake Hirschi & kids & more.   To go to it- click on: LITTLE ANDY LAKE, I’M DEAD? & JAKE & KIDS

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