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Death Hollow

Death Hollow

Backpacking Death Hollow a Must For Any Backpacker Death Hollow is one of the backpacking gems of the Mountain West. There are a couple options to do this trail, and unfortunately I have only done one of them. Death Hollow begins off the Hell’s Backbone Road in...
Candland Mountain Loop

Candland Mountain Loop

Usually on holiday weekends, outdoor enthusiasts are divided. Most can’t wait to get outdoors and adventure. Others, like me, usually choose to stay home and avoid the holiday crowds. This year on the fourth of July, I decided to break my status quo. I...
Reading Books on the Ruby Crest Trail

Reading Books on the Ruby Crest Trail

Ever since the posh make-up fiasco in Dark Canyon, I have adopted a policy with first time backpackers.  From now on, all first time backpackers must bring their stuff to my house the night before for a gear check.  We will pack their backpacks, and leave them with...
What the F!@# is in Your Pack… Mysteries Abound in Dark Canyon.

What the F!@# is in Your Pack… Mysteries Abound in Dark Canyon.

It was early May and already the heat in the Dark Canyon Gorge was approaching a hundred. We had spent the weekend camping on a rocky outcropping that overlooked the Colorado River. As I trudged one foot in front of the other up the winding trail that would elevate us...
Ruth Lake:  My first backpacking trip.

Ruth Lake: My first backpacking trip.

I started my outdoor adventure at a young age.  I had a step-dad who took me fishing.  I wouldn’t call fishing an adventure.  I had a bad x trip once and I thought I was in hell.  You want to know what I was doing in hell… fishing.  Doing the same thing over and over...