Horsemen may be missing in Uintas |

Horsemen may be missing in Uintas

Deputies looked Tuesday for several horseback riders who might be lost in the Uinta Mountains east of Kamas, the authorities said.

Somebody reported the group missing Tuesday at about 8:30 a.m., said Josh Wall, a Summit County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

The caller said the group was slated to return home Monday, Wall said, adding that the people were believed to be camping in Duchesne County.

"A big portion of the top of the Uintas is in Duchesne County," Wall said. "Maybe they spent one extra night."

The caller said the group was prepared with camping gear to stay overnight in the woods, Wall said, adding that he doesn’t know where the person who called lives.

"She thinks they were supposed to be back yesterday Their trailers and stuff were located up on the Mirror Lake Highway," Wall said. "There are a whole bunch of trucks and trailers up there."

Temperatures in the Uinta Mountains dropped below freezing last night and snow fell at Trial Lake. The horseback riders reportedly entered the forest near the Highline Trail and camped near Rainbow Lake.

"We’re not involved in an active search," Wall said. "They haven’t come out but I think a bigger question is probably whether they are supposed to be out yet or not."

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