Category: Trip Report

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Backpacking Heavy is a Pain in the Neck

It’s been two days and my legs are still sore. The bruise on my right big toe is still tender. After returning from a weekend backpacking trip with my Boy Scout troop, I was...

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Hammock Camping on Mount Timpanogos

Mount Timpanogos is the second highest peak in the Wasatch Range in northern Utah, and arguably the most popular in the region. The granite mountain dominates the skyline with a 5,269 ft (1,606 m) prominence...

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Backpacking the Oak Grove Trail

I was looking for a little diversion while visiting my family in Southern Utah this summer. On a whim, we picked the Oak Grove Trail in the Pine Valley Mountain Wilderness, a scenic trail...

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Backpacking the Sycamore Rim Trail

The Sycamore Rim Trail is a 12.5 mile1 (20 km) loop that skirts Sycamore Canyon, the second largest canyon in Arizona, after the Grand Canyon, and is arguably just as stunning and visually impressive...

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Hammock Camping in the Grand Canyon

It’s official—I can cross another trip off my 2013 bucket list: I completed a backpacking trip into the Grand Canyon, February 27 through March 2. Not only that, but my group and I successfully...

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