Backpacking the Uintas on a holiday weekend

Every holiday or long weekend calls for a backpacking trip and the Uintas are always a good option when we want to stay close by... and on the 4th of July weekend we could still make it back Monday night for the festivities. 

Lauren is 32 weeks along so we didn't want to do something very steep and landed on West Fork Blacks Fork area which is about 20 miles round trip. The fishing along the way is incredibly scenic and fun for small brookies and cutthroats, which helps pass the time on a long hike. 

We spent two nights, the first being in a meadow about 6 miles in, the second night was at Deadhorse lake where we saw a pretty intense thunderstorm roll through for about an hour. 

Perfect weather (aside from a couple quick storms) and hardly anybody around, the Uintas are amazing especially if you're willing to hike at least a few miles to get away.