Having recently discovered the Uintas (after 7 years in SLC -- I really need to get out more), I was excited to note that Iron Mine Mountain was as yet uncheeseburgered, so I figured here was my chance to recover from the unfortunate experience I had the time I tried to do a bunch of first summits in our nation's capitol. So, armed with instructions from a posting at http://www.willhiteweb.com/uinta_mountains/iron_mine/atv_346.htm, I set off early from Sugarhouse. Things got off to an inauspicious start, as I was a bit befuddled by the network of roads in Soapstone Basin off of the Mirror Lake Scenic byway. The entire basin, which is beautiful, was filled with RV encampments, each of which was surrounded by fleets of ATVs. I was getting an early start, so almost no one was up and about, except for a few gnarly looking souls who glared at me suspiciously as I drove by. It turns out that the sign I was seeking for Lambert Hollow was a bit understated, so I missed on my first pass. It was more easily noted when I back-tracked, and since it was not clear where to park, I took a wild quess and left my car in the middle of a meadow. From here, there is an additional 2.3 miles of road to the trailhead, but this was described as passable only by a high clearance vehicle. A 12 year old Honda Accord does not seem to meet this criteria, so I walked up the road. This seemed like a bit of pointless extra work, but on the other hand, I swim laps in the pool for exercise when a jet ski would be faster, so why not? It was a pretty walk none-the-less. At the trailhead, there were two extremely high clearance pick-up trucks parked, leading me to immediately become concerned that someone else was going to beat me to being the first to cheeseburger this summit. I located a large club-like branch in case this turned out to be a problem. From the trailhead, it is another 2 miles on a less well defined road to the summit. This part is posted as closed to all vehicles. In addition to the gate, trees have been chopped down to fall across the road to further emphasize that it is closed to ATVs. Works for me. The road is a gradual, but relentlessly uphill climb through pine forests, aspen groves and meadows. The panoramic views are sparse, but it is peaceful and pretty. Near the top, it opens up into a large meadow-like area with very nice views, bright wildflowers and fluttering butterflies. I half-expected a unicorn to go prancing by. At this point I encountered the two parties from the pick-up trucks and was able to determine that they had never heard of summitcheeseburger, so I was able to discard my club. It was not hard to locate the benchmark, where I consumed my cheeseburger, ravenously at this point, as I was REALLY hungry. The trip down was speedy, and on my arrival back in Soapstone Basin I noted ATVs now flitting around at high speed, all driven by 10 year old boys. There were also plenty of flies. So, I did not linger.