Red Castle Hike

View north from Red Castle Lake (our group on the left).

Just got back last week from three days with the Boy Scouts in the Red Castle area of the high Uintas. Hiked in ~11 miles the first day and then toured the lakes the next day, adding another good 12 miles. We had rain, sleet, and snow most every day for a while, intermingled with sun. Hiked out the third day. The fishing was good, but I wish I would have taken my photo gear instead. One boy firmly established that pants are required equipment in the back country. I’m also pretty sure now that ponchos are not actually rain gear. Oh, and jungle hammocks appear to be the one true tent alternative

Red Castle on the approach
Unsuccessful attempt at Upper Red Castle Lake