Hiking Utah's High Uintas
by Jeffrey Probst & Brad Probst, Revised by Brett Prettyman (Falcon Guides)
© 2016 Jeffrey Probst & Brad Probst, Revised by Brett Prettyman/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
We were lucky. The weather was great. Mostly sunny. Highs in the 60s and lows in the 30s. No mosquitoes this time of year. Lack of mosquitoes and lack of other people are two of the biggest reasons why we like to camp at Queant Lake during early September. Fishing was good at Queant Lake and Cleveland Lake. We also hiked up to Ogden Lake but caught nothing. In years past we have gone up to Taylor Lake and been fairly successful at catching fish there. The fish in these lakes seem to really like Jakes Lures. We only saw one deer this year, but we have seen elk and moose in past years. Coyotes also live in this area . We've heard them at night, but never seen one. The hike isn't too bad. We used to use the White Rocks trail head but now use an old logging road called Queant Log Road. It is pretty rough and requires 4-wheel drive and good ground clearance.
I went with 6 girlfriends on a"goat hike" returning yesterday. It was the hike from hell. The pack goats sat down, as we coerced and tugged, refused to cross streams, bolted into the woods, would butt us when they had the chance. One of our hikers fell and broke her wrist at the top of Queant Pass and one of the friends had to hike out from Fox-Queant to White Rocks and then drive to Roosevelt to ER. The micro-burst that met us at about 4 pm on Sunday blew us down, resulting in Sarah's fall and broken wrist. The other 4 struggled with the 5 goats back down to Cleveland Lake, to camp over and await Karens return from the ER. She got into camp about 4 on Sat. with news that Sara had a broken wrist and was met by her son and was headed back to Woodland Hills(Utah). Goats continued to protest! No sympathy for their human slave drivers. The trail was muddy and lots of mosquitos. I soaked myself with Deet and still have about 100 bites. No one was on the trial, except for a scout troup. The lakes and views were lovely, when you could see them through the swarming mosquitos. Linda Watters, Woodland Hills, Utah
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