Monday, October 22, 2018

Forsake Range High – Women's Waterproof Leather Hiking Boot

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Forsake Range High – Women's Waterproof Leather Hiking Boot
Forsake Co., started by two college friends, Sam and Jake, was started in 2009 when they left the East Coast for the mountains. They traded in wet snow for powder days, and the result was often wet socks, sore feat, and ruined shoes. They wanted shoes that were better suited for their lifestyle and adventures - anywhere from trails to pavement. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Hiking the North Vista Trail, Black Canyon of the Gunnison

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Hiking the North Vista Trail, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is located near Crawford, Colorado for the North Rim, and near Montrose, Colorado for the South Rim. To drive from the South to North rim in one day is about a 2-3 hour drive. It's best to pick one that you are more interested in seeing, so you have more time to explore that one area and fit in a hike. We chose the North Rim because it has the longest trail along the rim - the North Vista Trail. This trail follows the mesa as you get to peer down into the canyon, and also leads to Green Mountain (8,563 ft).

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Backpacking to Teal Lake & Mt. Marsell, Uintas

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Backpacking to Teal Lake & Mt. Marsell, Uintas
Teal Lake sits at an elevation of 10,400 ft, and is accessed via the popular Ruth Lake Trailhead. You will follow this trail for the first mile, and then after that there is no trail. You should be comfortable with a little route finding, and hiking off trail. The nice thing is that Teal Lake is a mere 2.2 miles, so you really only have to hike off trail for 1.2 miles. You'll pass a few unnamed ponds, Jewel & Naomi Lakes, then reach Teal Lake. There are several nice campsites at Teal Lake, and fishing is plentiful. 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The 7 Best Trails in Millcreek Canyon

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The 7 Best Trails in Millcreek Canyon, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
Millcreek Canyon is one of Salt Lake City's most popular canyons due to the unlimited hiking options, which also happens to be the only dog-friendly canyon in the area. The nearby Little & Big Cottonwood Canyons are apart of a watershed, and therefor do not allow pets in the canyon. Because Millcreek gets a lot of attention with hikers they have their own rules relating to dogs - they can only hike off-leash on odd numbered days; even numbered days dogs are allowed but must be kept on-leash. This allows non-dog owners to access the trails (mainly mountain bikers and runners) without worry about running them over, while still enjoying the trails themselves.