For the last several days Bran and I have been in the backcountry on a ski touring trip in the Uintas in Utah. We had been anticipating this trip for some time because of the reputation of great snow and peaceful remoteness. It did not disappoint. Bran and I had 4 days and 3 nights of some of the best powder I have had this year on any back country ski tour or hut trip. Bran made a great video below:
For those who are interested in going to the Boundary Creek Yurt I highly recommend it. The hike in is casual with about 1300 feet elevation gain over about 6.5 miles. We had blue skies the entire approach so it was very easy to follow the road and blue diamonds once the un-groomed trail ended. However I would have the GPS coordinates and a good map as there were sections where I could see people getting turned around/lost. We skied the peak directly behind the yurt (roughly 1500 feet elevation gain) the entire time. Luckily, the first night we arrived we woke up to about 6 inches of powder and it allowed us to explore the area behind the yurt with excellent snow for 3 whole days. There is several areas of safe terrain and some steep gullies/trees if you wanted to be more adventurous .
The yurt is equipped with all your daily needs (pots, pans, wood stove, firewood, propane burners, silverware, lamps, and kettle). Things I would definitely bring more of are paper towels, toilet paper, pillows, sleeping pads, games, and hand sanitizer.
Overall the trip was pretty ideal and I would recommend it for anyone who is looking for some adventure off the beaten track.