New Tent (06/03/2006) I've moved up in the world. This is my high class, brand new, fan-dancy, ultra-modern tent. This is my big camping purchase for the decade. I figured that if I am to stay at a developed campground, the bivy-sack on the ground doesn't hack it.
TBD (06/03/2006) Wild Flowers in the Yellow Pine Area.
TBD (06/03/2006) Wild Flowers in the Yellow Pine area.
Yellow Flowers (06/03/2006) Yellow Flowers in the Yellow Pine area of the Uintahs.
Yellow Pine Trail (06/03/2006) The Yellow Pine Trail (off the Mirror Lake Highway) follows Yellow Pine Creek follows rolling hills up into the mountains of the Uintahs.
Yellow Pine Trailhead (06/03/2006) The Yellow Pine Trail starts by crossing Slate Creek just off the Mirror Lake Highway. You will cross a small sage covered hill to Yellow Pine Creek.
Park Entrance (06/03/2006) This picture shows the entrance booth to the Mirror Lake road. If you intend to visit the area, you need to buy a pass at this booth.
Slate Creek Area (06/03/2006) Slate Creek area viewed from the Yellow Pine Trail.
Close the Gate (06/03/2006) A gate along the Yellow Pine Trail. Note, when hiking always leave the gate the way you found it. This gate was closed, which was odd since the wires to the fence were down.
Blue Penstomen (06/03/2006) A patch of Blue Penstomen along the Yellow Pine trail.
Blue Penstomen (06/03/2006) Blue Penstomen along the Yellow Pine Trail.
Blue Penstomen (06/03/2006) A blue Penstomen along the Yellow Pine Trail.
This gallery shows pictures of the Yellow Pine area in the Uintah National Forest. Yellow Pine is a small creek on the Western reaches of the Uintahs. The creek drains into Beaver Creek which then drains into the Weber River and evenutally the Great Salt Lake.
The Yellow Pine Trail starts at the Mirror Lake Highway (State 150) near the entrance of the National Forest. The trail follows Yellow Pine Creek to the upper ridgeline of the Uintahs. The trail provides access to Mount Duke (10,228 ft) and runs at the base of many of the grand peaks of the Uintahs. The trail is interesting for backcountry enthusiasts because it brings the hiker through the many different zones of the Uintahs. The trail starts on a sage brush covered hill, runs through a variety of forests and terminates in high altitudes.
Unfortunately this set of pictures shows only the base of the Yellow Pine trail. It also includes numerous pictures of Yellow Pine Campground, which is the first campground along the Mirror Lake Highway.