On Saturday, Mark, Nicole, and I hiked in the Uintas, the highest east-west running mountain range in the contiguous United States:
We started at Mirror Lake above Kamas, about 80 miles from our home, and started hiking...
One of my favorite things about the Uintas is that the rocks are purple with bright lime green lichen:
A little over half-way up, we stumbled upon some of our USEE friends, Jason and Maggie, at a crossroads. Now people, bear in mind, the Uinta range is vast. The chances of this happening are miniscule. If either of us had arrived at this location just a minute later, we would have missed each other completely. We commemorated the astounding event with a photo, though their uber cute dog Fossil was more into catching flies than smiling for the camera:
7.5 miles in, the end of the road, Jordan Lake:
A nearby waterfall:
If you hike 7.5 miles in:
you hike 7.5 miles back:
It's a 15-mile gift that will last much longer than our fatigue.
Much, much longer.