Thursday, January 18, 2018

Exploring Dutchman Arch & the Head of Sinbad Pictographs

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Exploring Dutchman Arch & the Head of Sinbad Pictographs
The Dutchman Arch & the Head of Sinbad Pictographs are located in the San Rafael Swell - they are actually only about 1/4 and 1/2 mile north of I-70, but driving there takes some effort and a 4X4 drive car. Dutchman Arch is actually quite large, and a fun area to explore with dogs or kids. There's no hiking involved - you can park on either side of the arch. 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Exploring the Swasey Cabin & Lone Warrior Pictograph

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Exploring the Swasey Cabin & Lone Warrior Pictograph
The Swasey Cabin and Lone Warrior Pictograph are located in the San Rafael Swell west of Green River, UT. The area is rich with history that includes Butch Cassidy and "The Wild Bunch", as well as Native American rock art. The Swasey Cabin was built in 1921 with Douglar Fir logs, and belonged to Joseph Swasey and his family who farmed and ran livestock in the "heart of Sinbad Country", according to the BLM.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Utah's Best Hiking & Camping Books

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Best Hiking & Camping Books for Utah! Hiking in Utah with Dogs, Hiking in Utah with Kids, Hiking Utah's National Parks

Utah's Best Hiking and Camping Books are only a click away! You may have seen my last post and annoucement - I just released my first eBook, Salt Lake City's BEST 52 Hikes

Friday, January 5, 2018

Salt Lake City's Best 52 Hikes!

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I'm super excited to announce that I am now an author! I just released my first eBook, Salt Lake City's Best 52 Hikes
Salt Lake City's Best 52 Hikes!
The trails I gravitate to most are the ones right out the door - no more than an hour's drive from Salt Lake City. These are the trails I do right before or after work, with friends, solo, or save the bigger hikers for the weekend. Whether you want to see new trails, improve your fitness, or lose weight, use this book as a tool for motivation. There are 52 trails in this book, and 52 weeks a year. Check off one per week, and you'll get to experience some of the best SLC hikes in the area - all within a short drive. I've included a trails checklist, gear checklist, and detailed trail guides with a trail map for each hike. Print each checklist then let's start hiking!

 Available only on Amazon - order your copy today HERE!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Hiking to Delano Peak, Tushar Mountains

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Hiking to Delano Peak, Tushar Mountains, Beaver & Piute County High Point, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
Delano Peak (12, 169 ft) is the county high point for both Beaver & Paiute Counties, and sits to the east of Beaver, UT in the Tushar Mountains. The Tushars have three peaks over 12K ft - Delano, Mt. Belknap, and Mt. Baldy. The hike to the summit is short and steep, yet very rewarding. The views from the summit can't be beat! The trail is very exposed - no shade or water is available so make sure to bring at least 2 liters of water. 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Waymark Gear Co. LITE 50 Liter Pack

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Waymark Gear Co. LITE 50 Liter Pack, Ultralight Thru Packs, Ultralight Backpacking, Ultralight Camping, Best UL Packs
Waymark Gear Company, founded and made in SLC, is an Ultralight (UL) backpacking company aimed to offer affordable, custom-made packs for thru-hikers, weekend warriors, or the week-day hiker. Mark Benson, owner, designer, and self-taught sewing extraordinaire, makes packs that are designed to go the extra mile (literally). Waymark Gear Co is a cottage company with a vision of creating frameless packs that allow more freedom, going from bulky and heavy, to comfy and light. Most backpacks with frames weigh in the 4-7 pound range, while going frameless can cut your weight to 1-2 pound per pack.