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BOMBS

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Hey, I'm a new member up North by Logan. Just dropping in to see who else is from Utah.
Hey Nate,

Welcome to the Overland Bound Utah chat. Just curious where did you take that picture that's on your profile background or what's the location of the lake/resevoir with the tree in the middle?



Hey BOMBS,

It's called Mystic Lake in the Custer National Forest, Montana. It's about a 3 mile hike in mostly uphill. There is a section you have to hike across some big boulders, some of which aren't real secure. It's an absolutely beautiful place though! Highly recommend if you're up that way.
Thanks for the info. I'll use your info to look up Mystic Lake and add that to my list of places to go. Thanks Nate. Hope to see and meet one day in the near future.
 
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SLVRon

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Just moved to Southwest Utah from CA. Most of my 'exploring' will be for photography - that will pick up once the temperatures start to average below 90 during the day ;) Next trip will likely be to the Hanksville area (Factory Butte, Goblin Valley etc.) in October.
 
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I'm brand new here, haha. Throwing in to see what kind of community we have. I'm in the WVC/T-Ville area. Drive an 07 Avalanche - I know, I know, not the perfect vehicle for Overlanding, but it's what I can afford and a favor to a buddy of mine who needed to sell his.

I have been camping my whole life and done a lot of exploring easy-to-get-to places in Utah (anyone alive during the Centennial that did the passport thing? That was awesome!), but have always wanted to do things like take a week off work to explore the Island In The Sky district of Canyonlands, or spend a couple days in Cathedral Valley in Capitol Reef. Unfortunately, growing up my dad always had sensible cars (Corollas, typically), so we never got to go anywhere too out-of-the-way unless we did it in Boy Scouts.

Anyway, I come from 15 years in the Subaru world but you can only get so much stuff so far in a stock Forester, so I'm happy to have a slightly more capable platform to start with. That said, I know heck-all about offroading or LEGIT overlanding, but I wanna learn. The community was great 10 years ago when NASIOC reigned king, and I was one of the admins of SLCsubaru.com for a long time before all the fallout happened there (ugh, drama). Hopefully this forum is active enough to bring the excitement of that community back!
 
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Figure I'll throw in on the Utah thread too...love all options we have here from the red rock to the uintahs to cache to the west desert. So much driving, so little time. drop over to check out my build and meet Chuck. Easy enough to recognize when we're out and about so feel free to say hello.

Chuuuck 1998 Suburban K2500
 

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Where is that located at? Do you have a pin drop on a map or gps grid coordinates?

That looks amazing! Congrats on finding a hidden gem. Keep exploring.
 

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Hey Utah gang...check out this cool spot we found up in the Uintas. Only 2.5hrs from our home in Layton. Wanted to head back and explore more this weekend, but at 10,102 feet elevation there might be snow up there by then.

Love the Uintahs, so many places like this to find. Also grew up in Layton so double thumbs up on this one!
 

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Where is that located at? Do you have a pin drop on a map or gps grid coordinates?

That looks amazing! Congrats on finding a hidden gem. Keep exploring.
Here's the url from the gaia route I saved for it.
 
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Ron W.

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I like reading about the lost Spanish mines and other legends of the Uintahs. One of these days I am going to try to hunt for some of them.
 
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Ron W.

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That's interesting, I had never knew that the Uintas had legendary stories.
Oh yes. The Spaniards mined the Uintas. If you pay attention you can find old Spanish markings. Two good books. Out of the Dust by Stephan Shaffer and Following the Legends by Dale Bascom.
 
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SLVRon

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I managed to make it out east a couple of weeks ago. The original plan was to loop around Factory Butte and Capitol Reef, but the BLM contact told me the trail was impassable just before I left. Fortunately it dried out enough on the way back from Moab (my plan B) - just before another storm hit - for me to check it out. This is Skyline Rim overlook - a great dispersed camping spot that I'll have another go at reaching in the next few months.

sky rim viewpoint jeep (1 of 1).jpg
 
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