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Fri, Aug 02


Summit County

Backpacking - Ruth Lake, Unitahs (Intro Clinic)

Registration closes Jul 26, 2024, 9:00 AM

Backpacking - Ruth Lake, Unitahs (Intro Clinic)
Backpacking - Ruth Lake, Unitahs (Intro Clinic)

Time & Location

Aug 02, 2024, 8:00 AM – Aug 03, 2024, 8:00 PM

Summit County, Ruth Lake, Utah 84055, USA


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.

Itinerary - 

Friday - 

Carpooling -  12:30 pm (2 hr drive)

Ruth Lake Trailhead - 3 pm

Camp and set up - 430 pm

Dinner - 5 pm

Saturday - 

Hike to Jewell Lake (1-2 hrs)

Pack up and head home

Directions -  Ruth Lake Trailhead, Mirror Lake Hwy, Uintahs

 Bathrooms at the trailhead. Parking in two parking lots next to the road or on road parking.

Cost - Recreation Fee: $6 (pay cash at kiosk or FREE if you have a National Parks Pass)

Activity -

Backpacking Ruth Lake - 0.9 mile hike to lake. Slight uphill dirt and rock trail. Take rt before stone bridge (left takes you to the Ruth Lake Climbing area). Pass small pond on left to lake. Best camping on left side of lake. Second option is at Naomi Lake on rt upper side of Ruth Lake. (Make sure you camp 100 ft from water to protect the waters edge) Hang food - Bear country. All Trails Trip Report

Day Hike to Jewell Lake - trail starts on the north-west side of Ruth Lake. Trail is VERY tricky to find without a topo map or topo app (Gaia). We left cairns at the beginning section, passes Naomi lake and goes to the left of a couple ponds before dropping down into the small basin surrounding the lake. You can circumnavigate the lake. The trail follows under the cliffs on the right side.

Gear -  Thin T-shirt, thin long-sleeve shirt, fleece, puffy coat, rain jacket, shorts or hiking pants, swimming suit, running shoes, hiking boots, 2 L water, water filter (can rent), 8-10 snacks, 65+ liter backpack with waistbelt, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, first aid kit, sleeping bag (warmest you can get - down is preferred) (can rent), sleeping pad (can rent), tent (can rent), headlamp, pj's, toiletries, dehydrated or backpacking meals.

Rentals - (2 day) -

Tents (2 man - $13, 4 man - $22 BYU Outdoors Unlimited; 2 man - $14, 4 man - $18 UVU

Outdoor Adventure Center)

Sleeping bags (0 degree - $22, 30 degree - $22 BYU Outdoors Unlimited; 0 degree - $14, 30

degree - $10 UVU Outdoor Adventure Center)

Sleeping pads (thermarest - $9 BYU Outdoors Unlimited; thermarest - $8 UVU Outdoor

Adventure Center)

Backpacks (85 liter - $12 BYU Outdoors Unlimited; 65 liter - $14 UVU Outdoor Adventure


Stove with fuel ($8 BYU Outdoors Unlimited; $8 UVU Outdoor Adventure Center)

Mess kit ($8 BYU Outdoors Unlimited; $10 UVU Outdoor Adventure Center)

Water Filter ($6 UVU Outdoor Adventure Center)

Guide: Emily Hacken 801-860-4591

Base Commander: JD Hacken 801-793-1809

Registration closes Jul 26, 2024, 9:00 AM

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