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Backpacking Amethyst Lake in the Uintas
Join us for an overnight backpack to Amethyst Lake. Round trip mileage: 13-14 miles Elevation gain: 2,000 feet (almost all in the first 6-7 miles) Details: - Leave Saturday morning and drive 2 hours to the Christmas Meadows trailhead - Hike in around 6 miles to our campsite which will be just under a mile from Amethyst lake - We can then hike to Amethyst lake with a day pack that evening, the next morning, or both - Temperatures will be high 50's to mid 60's during the day and could be down to freezing at night, camping at an elevation of 10,400 ft. IMPORTANT: Please ensure you have previous backpacking experience at higher elevations, and that you are able to carry all of your gear for the length of the trip. If you have any questions on your ability, please contact me directly and we can figure out if this is the right trip for you. I'll send out more information later on required equipment and suggested packing list. Dogs are welcome, and I will be bringing mine. Hope you can make it!

Parley's Way Walmart Parking Lot, east side, west of Bombay House Rest.

2731 E. Parleys Way, SLC, UT 84109 · Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Outdoors is an outdoor community of 7,300+ members in Utah. Founded in 2012, we have been working on expanding our group so that we can provide greater opportunities for adventure. Our leadership and those who lead our events are all volunteers who are passionate about helping others find ways to get outdoors. We strongly believe that getting outdoors often is beneficial to our well being.

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