A Visit to the Timpanogos Caves

On a recent trip to Utah, I traveled to the Timpanogos Caves national monument.  A easy hike up a paved trail leads to the caves, which are very extensive and beautiful.  Once at the caves, a ranger can provide a tour of the beautiful rock... Read more →

Hiker Dies in Yellowstone

A Montana man reported missing by his coworkers was found dead in Yellowstone National Park. A park ranger found his body about noon Friday near Yellowstone’s Elephant Back Loop Trail, in the park’s Lake Village area, the National... Read more →

Tip of the Week: Bleach water treatment

Bleach is a great alternative to commercial water treatment systems, and is only a fraction of the cost.  To purify, add about 5 drops of bleach per liter of water and then let it stand for an hour.  The bleach is very effective at killing... Read more →
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An Overnight Hike in Harriman State Park

I recently went on an overnight hike through Harriman state park.  After not having been back in a while, I was quickly reminded of the beauty of the small park.  In our overnight hike, we traveled 22 miles through grassy hills and rocky overlooks,... Read more →

Tip of the week: Choosing a tent/tarp site

Choosing a tent or tarp site may seem like it is a simple matter, but through experience I have learned that it is a very important subject.  The most important factor is making sure that your tent site will be dry if bad weather comes in.... Read more →

Options for Backpacking Footwear

Backpacking footwear is a highly debated topic, in which many people have opinions about the best shoe for hiking.  The reality is that everyone likes a different shoe.  Here are some of the most popular options for footwear.   Boots Traditional... Read more →
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