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Duchesne County

Backpacking - Kings Peak, Uintahs (Extreme)

Backpacking - Kings Peak, Uintahs (Extreme)
Backpacking - Kings Peak, Uintahs (Extreme)

Time & Location

Jul 18, 2024, 7:00 AM – Jul 20, 2024, 10:00 PM

Duchesne County, Kings Peak, Utah, USA

Guests

About the event

*This is a lottery event. You will be notified on May 8th if you got in. If you are on the waiting list, you will be notified as spots open up.

(this trip is limited to 8 participants)

Prerequisites - MUST have backpacked 10+  miles with a 35lb pack in the last 2 years

Itinerary:

Thursday - 

Carpooling  - 7 am

Trailhead (Henrys Fk) - 11 am

Hike up to camp (Dollar Lake area) - 4 pm

Set up camp - 5 pm

Dinner - 6 pm

Friday - 

Breakfast

Hike to summit - 3-4 hours

Hike back to camp - 3-4 hours

Rest at camp/dinner

Saturday - 

Hike out - 4 hours

Directions: Henry's Fk Trailhead, Uintahs 

Activity: 

Backpack Kings Peak:  25-mile total out-and-back trail in the high Uintahs. The HIGHEST peak in Utah! Hike about 8 miles into the Dollar Lake area. Break camp. Next morning hike around 10 miles round trip to the summit - ending will be mostly boulder scrambling. Last day hike the 8 miles out and drive home. Road Trip Ryan Trip Report

Gear:   Backpack (big enough to hold all gear with waist belt), sleeping bag (rated to 20 degrees), sleeping pad, tent, cooking stove and fuel, camping mess kit, knife, Hiking pants, thin synthetic pants (night), synthetic T-shirt, long sleeve synthetic top, long sleeve fleece, light waterproof jacket, medium down coat, thin gloves, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, 3-4 Liters water, 6-10 snacks, backpacking dinner/breakfast/2 lunches, first aid kit, hiking boots/running shoes, trekking poles (optional), water purifier

Rentals: 

Tent (2 person) - $9 BYU Outdoor, $7 UVU Adventure Center

Sleeping bag (rated 0-20 degrees) $14 BYU Outdoors, $7 UVU Adventure Center

Sleeping pad $6 BYU Outdoors, $4-5 UVU Adventure Center

Cooking stove $5 BYU Outdoors, $4 UVU Adventure Center

Mess kit $5 BYU Outdoors, $5 UVU Adventure Center

Backpack (40-50L) $8 BYU Outdoor, $7 UVU Adventure Center

Water Purifier $3 UVU Adventure Center

Guide: Whitney Welch 801-592-4166

Base Commander: Emily Hacken 801-860-4591

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