Tag: backpacking

Hammock tips, illustrations, and reviews.

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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Backpacking the Sycamore Rim Trail

The Sycamore Rim Trail is a 12.5 mile[1. The official guide lists this as an 11-mile loop, but our GPS device, and our time control plan, agree on the longer distance] (20 km) loop that skirts Sycamore Canyon, the second largest canyon in Arizona, after the Grand Canyon, and is arguably just as stunning and…
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Backpacking Bingo

I picked up this idea from my association with the League of American Bicyclists and thought this would be a fun idea for those who like to go backpacking. So, pick up your official Backpacking Bingo card and spice up your hum-drum, predictable do-it-the-same-way-every-year trip with something new! Be sure to tweet a photo of…
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