Kings Peak Trip Report (#4110)
- Signed By: T Tingey
- Date submitted: September 08, 2003
Henry's Fork to Swift Creek in three days. Started Thurdsay, Aug. 28 at the Henry's Fork trailhead. My brother-in-law, Sid Baucom and I and his two dogs made the trip. Nice hike in. Pretty mellow. Made camp in Painter Basin near the base of the mountain. Rained that afternoon/evening. Woke to nice skies, broke camp and hiked up Anderson Pass. Left packs there and scrambled to the summit ahead of a nasty looking storm. Put on foul weather gear and headed down Anderson in driving snow to the Yellowstone drainage. Skies cleared as we hit the bottom of the pass. Scoped two or three hikers on the summit of Kings. Traveled cross-country to Milk Lake. Easy above timberline, but more difficult as you go farther south. The GPS helped. Rain started around 4:00 and continued until 4:00 the next morning. A good tent is a must in the Uintas. Camped at Milk Lake, got off late on the third day and hiked out the Swift Creek trail, arriving at the trailhead at 5:30 PM. Bluebell pass is pretty cool, but a tough climb straight up with no switchbacks. I'd recommend this trip to anyone. Covered about 33-35 miles.