We’ve traditionally gone on a hike over Labor Day weekend. Last year we did the Lofty Lake loop and had a good time.
This time we’d be bringing along our new dog, Finley. So, we didn’t feel like we could make it a very long trek. We decided to hike to Watson lake, which is a short 3-mile (round trip) hike with little elevation gain that passes along several beautiful lakes.
We took our sweet time, watching for fish, taking lots of pictures, skipping rocks, and enjoying the beautiful day in the mountains. Even though the parking lot at the trailhead was full, we didn’t see too many people thanks to this lesser-known trail.
We did have one slight mishap. We stopped for a long lunch at the north side of Cliff lake. I was trying to teach the kids the finer points of skipping rocks into the lake and showing off my skills. Poor Claire decided she could get a better angle if she threw from the rock about a foot off shore. She made a good throw, but almost too good, because it unbalanced her enough to cause her to fall into the lake, soaking nearly every part of her. Thankfully, it was a warm day and she was able to change into a dry spare sweatshirt and hike the last mile back to the car.
It was a great day in the Uintas.