Kings Peak

Uinta Mountains

By Jared Carson

Nick popped in and proposed we go hike Kings Peak
in one day. He had gotten the idea from a good friend Bob
Palais who said to start driving from SLC at 3:00 AM, arrive
at the Henry's Fork Trailhead at 5:30 and hike all day and arrive
back in SLC at about 10:00 PM.
We decided we would be in pain for a couple of days and
followed Bob's directions. We got to the trailhead at 5:45 AM,
and got to the peak at 11:00 AM.
The hike down was brutal, for more than a few reasons.
Both our legs were jacked, and I had a completely different
problem at hand.
Looking back I'm glad I did it and Nick feels the same
way, but neither of us want to do it again soon. Take 3
days and enjoy the scenery. It was beautiful.

Highest Peak in Utah

30 miles long

Trailhead - Peak -Trailhead in about 12 hours

Pictures by Nick Worsley and Jared Carson

Saturday, August 25, 2001

Kings Peak is the sunny one on the left.

One of the many lakes of the Uintas.

We saw 3 moose within about 10 minutes. This was
about 3-4 miles into the hike.

Another Moose that did not want to jam one hoof into
my stomach and kick my ass up around my shoulders
with another.

The Valley Elders

On our way back we thought we were making good time when
two joggers past us. Nick is in the middle.

Nick, just trying to get there one step at a time.

Zebra Rock

Kings Peak is in the middle background.

A closer look of Kings Peak

Nick about 400 yards from the final ascent of Kings Peak.

Looking back up at the brutal scree we descended.

Looking down the scree not knowing the pain that would await us.
If it looks steep its because of the angle the rocks are stacked.

Looking south over Painter Basin toward Mount Emmons from the Peak of Kings.

On the peak looking west over Yellowstone Creek and Garfield Basin.

Looking north west from the peak over Henrys Fork Peak and Henrys Fork.

This is the subpeak before Kings peak 13,528'

Special Thanks to Nick Worsley and Jared Carson


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