This trip was one of the hardest but most rewarding backpacking trips that I have ever been on. Optional camp to enjoy the Brinkley Lake area at the head of Rock Creek Trail. Chepeta Lake has a lot of value for people hiking the Highline trail. After this point we didn't encounter any other hikers for the rest of our trip. Includes hiking and backpacking tips, trail maps, and more. Discover (and save!) Enjoy and be safe! Turn right at both forks--Horseshoe Lake is 0.5 miles to the east, and Reader Lake is 1.5 miles north from the fork. I blinked. The route Robinson outlined in his itinerary had him starting at Chepeta Lake and ending at Hayden Pass—more than 60 miles, essentially bisecting 450,000 … From the trailhead, follow the well marked Highline Trail to the west. Much of the trail was forested, but there were still a few views. The view of Hayden Peak from Lofty Peak isn’t bad either. STUNNING trail! Some people have experienced altitude sickness when not properly acclimated. This site includes single, double, and a group sites, a fishing platform, toilet, a path along lake shore, and a path to water and the historic CCC toilet building all accessible to people with disabilities. Join Facebook to connect with Angel Hayden and others you may know. Hayden Pass Fire at noon July 14, 2016. This area is a major trailhead for those wanting to have a shorter Highline Trail experience (around 65 miles from the trailhead to Hayden Pass). We arrived to the Chepeta Lake Trailhead, where a forest service road intersects the Highline Trail, at 10:40am and about eight miles into this fifth day. The next night, we camp at Fox Lake in a bowl not far below 12,710-foot Anderson Pass, at mile 33, the trail’s highest point. And Hayden is just minutes from Silverwood Theme Park, the Northwest’s largest theme park with more than 65 rides and attractions. The lake is beautiful and picturesque, and gets its namesake from the perfect reflection it provides. WE HAVE NOT DONE THIS yet. I do a lot of hiking and wanted to start adding trip reports and gear reviews. This area is a major trailhead for those wanting to have a shorter Highline Trail experience (around 65 miles from the trailhead to Hayden Pass). The next morning was the first real day of our Uinta Highline Trail (UHT) section-hike, and it featured around 6 hours of driving. B6 Fox Lake B7 Chepeta Lake C1 Hayden Peak C2 Explorer Peak C3 Oweep Creek C4 Garfield Basin C5 Mount Emmons C6 Bollie Lake C7 Rasmussen Lakes D1 Grandaddy Lake D2 Tworoose Pass D3 Kidney Lake D4 Lake Fork Mountain D5 Burnt Mill Spring D6 Heller Lake I TOPO MAP INDEX D7 Pole Creek Cave 04/26/06 MAP LEGEND Mountain Summit Mountain Pass I’ve decided to start adding new features to my long-neglected blog. Phone: 208-772-3211. Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District. The population was 1,634 at the 2000 census. Just be careful on the trail ascending and descending the many passes. Video will be posted here when uploaded and available Hiked from Hayden Pass Trailhead. Daily Distance: 4.04 miles. Chepeta Lake has a lot of value for people hiking the Highline trail. From the northwest end of Hayden Lake you will leave the trail and the remainder of the hike will be cross-country. My heart pounded as the unknown shape morphed into three female elk that bolted––one l… Annual Boat Launch Passes are available at the following locations: • Online at www.kcpws.com • By phone (208-446-1275) 8:00 to 4:30, Monday-Friday • The Parks & Waterways office at 10905 N Ramsey Rd, Hayden, ID 83835 • Any Kootenai County Launch Fee Station (cash or check) using a fee envelope Archived. Chepeta Lake to Spirit Lake is a 37.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hanna, Utah that features a river and is rated as difficult. This is day 7 of our High Uintas Highline Trail through hike, July 25, 2020. It is also a good spot for hikers to exit the Highline Trail … Rugged peaks, passes, and trails. From the trailhead, follow the well marked Highline Trail to the west. I ended up doing an out-and-back to Tungsten Pass covering about 60 miles in about 48 hours. Optional stop to enjoy the Four Lakes Basin area. You don’t have to worry about long water carries, there are plenty of streams. There is also a "Highline Trail" that stays on the North Slope from East Fork Blacks Fork to near Spirit Lake. Hayden Pass to Moon Lake. Hayden is a Statutory Town in Routt County, Colorado, United States. Clouds appear and gusts swirl. Highline Trail: Chipeta Lake to Hayden Pass is a 121.5 kilometer lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Manila, Utah that features a lake and is rated as difficult. I’ve talked to many who have, and they say it is not too bad without packs on. Lake Coeur d’Alene Vessel pump-outs at Third Street, Eleventh Street, Carlin Bay and Harrison docks have been turned on for the 2020 boating season. Optional detour to enjoy the Five Point Lake area. Fox Lake via West Fork of Whiterocks Trail, Upper Chain Lakes, Atwood Lake, and King's Peak, Highline Trail: Chipeta Lake to Hayden Pass. 6 comments. Saw 6 moose as well which was awesome! I’ve been hiking in Colorado for over a decade. The drive was ominous. My pack weighed in at 19 lbs, Jacoby's at 17 lbs, and Peter's at 35 lbs. The road leading to the lake is well maintained which can also mean high use on the weekends from people driving to the lake. Graph comparing the current snow water equivalent (in inches) for an individual SNOTEL site with all other years from the historical record. Day 3 Chepeta Lake to Gilbert Creek By 10 am, Vince, Arden, and Mel decided to stay at Chepeta Lake. High Uintas Wilderness. It can also be a point to eat a pizza with friends or get a resupply before you continue on your way. Otherwise, push through to Four Lakes Basin or Naturalist Basin. The House In Idaho That Has The Most Incredible Past. You will come to a pass that overlooks Cutthroat Lake and the trail will switch back east then west, eventually leading you south over the pass to Kamas Lake. We came to the High Uintas Wilderness boundary. Vikings rookie Justin Jefferson needed only 13 games to cuss out Kirk Cousins. When I was in college, I would have jumped at the chance to earn $250 to basically sit in a car and listen to music all day. Starting at one of these trailheads shortens the westward hike to Hayden Pass to 79 miles (127 km) or 66 miles (106 km), respectively. The Chepeta Lake trailhead is at mile 38. This is not a trail for a first time backpacker or somebody that is not in shape. Incredible trail. Many of these spots are open to public fishing. You'll pass a few lakes before you get to Bench Lake (Clegg, Dean, Reids and Notch). Chepeta Lake also has a dam. My son and I and his best friend hiked a large portion of the Highline Trail August 7-13, from the Queant Lake Trailhead in Whiterocks basin on the East to the Hayden Pass junction at the western terminus of the Highline Trail. Justin Jefferson sounds like he's just a little frustrated with Kirk Cousins' inability to get rid of the ball after the snap. The trail is around 100 miles long, but most backpacking trips are done over a 70 mile section between Chepeta Lake and Hayden Pass. The round trip distance is 53 miles when coming from the east and Chepeta Lake and much longer still when coming from the west and Hayden Pass. Hayden is the “Home of Idaho’s first 18-hole golf course” – the Hayden Lake Country Club, plus there’s another PGA-rated golf course, Avondale on Hayden. Follow the Highline Trail west to Kidney Lakes. 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