Tag: utah

Trip Report – Snow Canyon Red Mountain Trail

Snow Canyon Red Mountain Trail One of my favorite places for a quick overnight backpacking trip is above Snow Canyon State Park in Utah along the Red Mountain Trail. I’ve traditionally backpacked this trail while visiting family during the winter holidays. St. George, Utah enjoys warm winters, but at elevation, Snow Canyon experiences snow and freezing…
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Trip Report – Horsetail Falls, Utah

Horsetail Falls While on a business trip in northern Utah, I took a break on the weekend to fit in a quick overnight backpacking trip. It was also an opportunity to meet up with my cousin who took me to see a favorite hike for locals: Horsetail Falls. Horsetail Falls is a beautiful waterfall a…
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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 and a peak elevation of 11,752 ft (3,582 m). While I’ve lived near the mountain while going to school, I’ve never…
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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 that climbs the East face of Pine Valley Mountain with views into Zion National Park and beyond[1. This trail continues up…
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