Friday Flick: The Forgotten Trails of the Uintas

Mountain-biking to unspoiled backcountry fly-fishing waters? Why haven’t we thought of this before? Splitboarder, all-around adventure dude and Outdoor Research ambassador Neil Provo – accompanied by brother Ian and pro rider Eric Porter – recently added this activity to his long list of most radical backcountry trips.

 

 

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Here’s Ian Provo’s trip writeup: “Eric Porter, my brother Neil and I hoisted up our packs and began pedaling our mountain bikes into the Uintas [mountain range in northeastern Utah] along an ATV trail through the lodgepole pines. Only two hours into our four-day backpack-cycle mission and it became clear that the easy part was definitely over. Neil and I have been exploring the north slope of the Uintas with fly-rods for about a decade, but only until recently, as mountain biking has become a bigger part of our lives, did we think about connecting the squiggly blue lines on the map with the dotted ones using man’s most noble invention, the bicycle.

 

Screen grab from "The Forgotten Trails of the Uintas".
Screen grab from “The Forgotten Trails of the Uintas”.

 

A loop that brought us in and out of four different river valleys, where we always stopped to camp and fish, before moving on to the next section of road, trail, or forgotten singletrack. It was a true adventure that showed us a new side of the mountains, all while blending the things we love about summer into one trip…. camping with your friends, getting lost, catching fish, and riding bikes.”

Reblogged from Outdoor Research Verticulture.

 

creen grab from "The Forgotten Trails of the Uintas".
Screen grab from “The Forgotten Trails of the Uintas”.

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