PREPARING for BACKPACK #3-2016 “Henry’s Fork Trailhead to Little Andy Lake”

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Aug. 18th update
PREPARING FOR
 “Little Andy’s Olympics”
Backpack #3-2016 Aug. 20-30 On the HIGH UINTAS North Slope
HENRY’S FORK TRAILHEAD (9,426 elevation) To Gunsight Pass (11,503 ft.) >U-76 lk (11,482 ft)>U-75 lk (11,402 ft)
>“Little Andy Lake”–The Uintas highest lake at 12,302 ft.>U-74 Beard Lk (11,745 ft)>Trail Rider Pass (11,780 ft)
 >George Beard Basin: Geo.Beard Lk (11,420 ft), U-19 (11,420 ft)U-20  (11,417 ft), U-22 (11,430 ft)>
Back to Henry’s Fk Basin> G-98 lake (11,208 ft)>Cliff  Lk (11,443 ft) ,Blanchard Lk (11,164 ft) , Castle Lk (11,363 ft.), etc.
Note: All 12 lakes are above 11,000 ft. timberline
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SPOT  Satellite Tracker link: SPOT
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COPING WITH BEING 80 YEARS OLD WITH ALMOST MY WHOLE BODY RECONSTRUCTED–WITH SOME DEFECTIVE PARTS REMOVED & PREVIOUS HIGH ALTITUDE PROBLEMS
I will have with me two instruments to monitor my condition:
1st my BLOOD PRESSURE gauge                                         2nd my new OXIMETER

 I will begin at the Trailhead  monitoring my blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen level in my blood and continue to do so as I move up above timberline from the 9,400 foot elevation at the Trailhead,  and be prepared  as I proceed  to Gunsight Pass and beyond,  to make pauses–if I begin to notice my oxygen level is low……and give my body time to acclimatize when necessary.  I also will have with me Diamox, a prescription medication that helps your body  acclimatize faster. 
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PREPARATION:
 2-3 hrs. hiking/day around American Fork with pack today, 
Thursday–Aug. 18th at 60 lbs. 
NOTE:  I did just an hour with the 60 lb. backpack, and will do it again tomorrow–Friday, Aug. 19th, prior to leaving for Ft. Bridger & Mt. View, Wyoming, Gateway to the Uinta’s North Slope,  on Saturday around noon, August 20th, and on the trail August 21st, or the latest, 22nd when SPOT tracker can be checked out if you want to follow my progress.

Near American Fork’s cemetery a nice car pulled up to me.  
LINCOLN,  said, “Hi.” His mother, VILMA, asked,  “Could we give you a ride?” 
I thanked her for having a good heart, but explained I wasn’t “homeless,” rather  in training for my High Uintas Wilderness Project’s 
last backpack of the season, and promised to give them a bit of deserving publicity!
“THANKS, VILMA & LINCOLN!”

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BE AWARE OF A SPECIAL FACEBOOK PAGE:   
 Cordell Andersen Photography, and the STORE
where many of my photographs from the High Uintas are available. If you don’t see in the STORE what interests you, but find it in the Photography,  or in one of my trip reports, 
let me know and I’ll advise the site manager to get it there. 

YOU NEED  A TOUCH OF BEAUTY IN YOUR HOME LIKE THE FOLLOWING THAT MY DAUGHTER MAHANA PLANS ON HAVING AS HER 2nd HIGH UINTAS SCENE DECORATING HER APARTMENT  AS SEEN BELOW

“Sunset over Milk Lake”
or a similar one a few minutes earlier as seen  below…


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