Steve has kept a journal on the Utah trail rides and Utah hikes we've enjoyed over the last 15 years. Most have been within the Uinta Basin, including trails in the Uinta Mountains, the Book Cliffs, around Dinosaur National Monument, Indian Canyon, Tabby Mountain, off of the Red Cloud Loop north of Vernal, and in the Currant Creek and Strawberry River drainages.
Compiling the information into book form has been more difficult than he expected, but since he retired from a real job, he's been hard at work on this project in his (limited) spare time. I edited and added my two cents worth here and there.
The result: Uinta Basin Rough Rides, a list of 66 Utah backcountry adventures, with trail descriptions, diary entries, and some of Steve's acquired wisdom ( the old aphorism, "Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment" applies here!) on horseback riding, GPS techniques, and general horse sense.Here are maps of the area, with our routes outlined in red:
Most of the areas have been featured in this blog. If any of our rider/hiker readers are interested in buying a copy of the book, it sells for $12 plus $4 shipping. Send payment and your mailing address to:Steve Meier
RR 4 Box 3070
Roosevelt, UT 84066