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Need info: late June conditions, Wasatch Mtns, UT

Postby wildhiker » Wed May 09, 2018 11:01 pm

Anybody have experience hiking in the higher parts of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah in late June? I'm looking for information whether trails will be clear of snow, whether wildflowers will be blooming yet, and whether nasty mosquitos will be everywhere. I've never hiked in those mountains. My son has moved to Salt Lake City and I was thinking of taking a trip to visit him, combined with some hiking in the mountains.
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Re: Need info: late June conditions, Wasatch Mtns, UT

Postby Wandering Daisy » Thu May 10, 2018 7:24 pm

I have not hiked there, but the range is sedimentary-metamorphic red to dark rock so should melt fairly fast. "google" for trip reports and see the dates. The northern Rockies are having a higher than average snow year, and the southern Rockies low snow. The Wasatch are more southern Rockies so I would suspect less snow. This web site may be helpful.

http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/nsa/index.ht ... al_Rockies
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Re: Need info: late June conditions, Wasatch Mtns, UT

Postby robow8 » Thu May 10, 2018 10:05 pm

Here’s a website with some info. You might be able to contact him and get some more information. http://www.wasatchwill.net/search/label/trip
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Re: Need info: late June conditions, Wasatch Mtns, UT

Postby wildhiker » Sun May 13, 2018 11:08 pm

Thank you Wandering Daisy and Robow8 for the links!
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Re: Need info: late June conditions, Wasatch Mtns, UT

Postby Harlen » Mon May 14, 2018 12:22 pm

Hey Phil, did you check out robow8's "Wasatch Will" site? I did, and I then Google Earthed some of the areas. He included a Utah range we have never been to- the "High Uintas," and one place there really looks great, that is Allsop Lake with Yard Peak above it.

Then I got back to the Wasatch Range, and there the Lake Blanche area looked great. Sorry I can't send links to you, but if you search google earth for "Lake Blanche, Utah" you will find it, and a few great photos of the dark, rocky pinnacle hanging over that lake. Best of Luck Wildhiker! Ian.
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Re: Need info: late June conditions, Wasatch Mtns, UT

Postby Wandering Daisy » Tue May 15, 2018 5:13 pm

Sorry Wildhiker - I assumed (in error) that you were interested in the Uintas. The dark rock, metamorphic comment refers to the Unintas. The links to the snow information still applies. There are quite a few ski areas in the Wasatch - I think they all have websites. Perhaps you can get an idea of snow if you look at those.
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