Smith and Morehouse Reservoir is a beautiful place nestled into the western edge
of the Uintas, where ice ﬁshermen, snowmobilers, and Nordic skiers can be found
recreating. You might even get lucky and run into a sled dog tour on Forest Road 33 on your way to the mountains north of the lake. These steep, forested slopes are the
closest skiing from the trailhead and rise up to a broad ridge, terminating at Point
10002. Shoulders, gullies, and numerous terrain traps guard some challenging tree
skiing, but avalanches are a huge concern here, so be conﬁdent of slope stability
before setting off on the skin track. Also, everything north of national forest land is
private property, so take care not to trespass.
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