HOW I DO A 3 DAY BACKPACK & Links to all the Best Gear & Supplements

 WARM UP WITH A 3 DAY BACKPACK IN ALPINE COUNTRY Introduction:  For a photo essay on my (so far) 58 year evolutionary history with backpacking in the High Country, from a beginning using equipment that saw action in World War II against the Japanese, down to pretty good lightweight equipment used in 2009, go to …

IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS I’LL GET A NEW POST UP……sorry for a while I couldn’t access the edit feature……BACK TO REAL LIFE TODAY…..TEST TO SEE IF I CAN MAKE IT TO THE GRANDADDIES! “EYE OF THE TIGER!” Then THE HIGH UINTA TOUR to the MAGNIFICENT RED CASTLE AREA…..some say it is “THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR SCENE IN UTAH!” WHICH ONE MIGHT QUALIFY IN YOUR OPINION?

Up to Grove Creek Trailhead again to test me! The goal going up the front of the hills to the arrow way above me…..and on a hot day! For you TRAIL RUNNERS, remember this competition. Here’s my history from back 18 months ago when I couldn’t walk, or stand to take a shower. I WENT …

MID-JUNE 2022 — THE ACID TEST: THE 1st OVERNIGHT BACKPACK IN 4 YEARS, AFTER NOT BEING ABLE TO WALK 18 MONTHS AGO & STILL WITH A MISALIGNED SPINE! IN THE MEANTIME I’ll leave the previous post, but report quickly the OUTCOME OF THE TEST! >>>>The last foothills report, then >>>>THE HIGH UINTA WILDERNESS North Slope tour–also now on my FACEBOOK PAGE–WITH TONS OF HEROES & FISHING! MANY AMAZING SITES of the UNSUNG HERO tie hack’s ghost towns: Then to WEST FORK of SMITHS FORK named for MY HERO “JEDEDIAH SMITH” & his story,–– then off-trail to BALD LAKE & fishing, as well as BEARTOWN & Tom “BEAR RIVER” Smith’s story!

I will drive up to the Bald Pass area on Wednesday, June15, check the oxygen level in my blood for High Altitude problems, more common for those more vulnerable, then sleep in my car, and if all looks good, will do the same small hike I wasn’t ready for last year–to FEHR LAKE, using ultra …

THE “COMEBACK” KID tries again….like for the 5th time! So, to control high blood pressure–EVERY OTHER DAY INTO THE HILLS to be inspired by SPRING COMING ALIVE! Then our tour of the HIGH UINTAS continues at the little visited MIDDLE FK of BLACKS FK & BOB’S LAKE, plus discovering a whole COMMUNITY OF SCANDINAVIAN TIE HACKERS!

Until today, May 5, 2022 I’ve done this FOUR TIMES! Each time after giving up due to problems, but then remedied with yet ANOTHER SURGERY to keep me going. To today 15 surgeries, plus two radiation treatments and becoming a cancer & heart attack survivor, etc. All of a sudden by Fall 2020 I was …

A NEW GLITCH–among the many since beginning my High Uinta Wilderness Project in 2003–slowed me down a bit, but I’VE GOT TO KEEP MOVING & found marvelous new VISIONS OF NATURE I want to share with all of you, as well as — THE HIGH UINTA TOUR that CONTINUES to the North Slope’s EAST FORK OF THE BEAR RIVER where I had to use my .45 Colt Defender!

REMEMBER TO HELP IN UKRAINE @: RED CROSS AID TO UKRAINE TO COMPLETE MY HIGH UINTAS PROJECT-Churchill and his “NEVER, NEVER, NEVER GIVE IN!” forced me—from 2003 to 2022–to go through 15 surgeries, 2 radiation treatments & become a “CANCER SURVIVOR” as well as discovering wonderful nutrition supplements — all revealed in my HIGH UINTA MOUNTAINS …

3/26/2022: CHALLENGE to hike & backpack again — More “VISIONS OF NATURE” — NEW HIGH UINTA FRIENDS! — WEEKLY SNOW DEPTHS IN UINTAS — Final segment on HIGHLINE TRAIL west: Featuring THE ROCK CREEK DRAINAGE –THE BOOKS — Remember UKRAINE & the RED CROSS……..

DAILY THE STAIRS & THEN EVERY FRIDAY UP TO THE FOOT OF TIMPANOGOS HIKING UP GROVE CANYON, EACH WEEK A LITTLE FURTHER UP THE CANYON & HIGHER ABOVE UTAH VALLEY MY GOAL THIS WEEK TO GET UP TO THE THIRD LONG SWITCHBACK WHERE THE TRAIL OVERLOOKS THE VALLEY & TURNS UP THE CANYON HIGH ABOVE …

Update Wed. Feb. 23, 2022 – MY “COMEBACK STATUS” — Exploring the “GRANDADDY” of all trails in the High Uinta Wilderness, “THE HIGHLINE TRAIL” & nearby areas/lakes: This week: WINDER, WYMAN & PACKARD LAKES & a grand view of the DUCHESNE RIVER CANYON — FLOWERS to trigger SPRING — And, last a link to a 1 page WRITING to UNDERSTAND — “MY LIFE AMONG THE MAYANS,” plus FREE DOWNLOAD link for FINISHED BOOK —

The back surgeon, “SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE….OR YOU’LL END UP IN A WHEELCHAIR!” “The surgery could take 6 hours, followed by days in the Intensive Care Unit, and more in the hospital. I’ve never done it with an 86 year old person, and there could be complications. If you don’t do it, you’ll have …

UPDATE SUNDAY Feb. 13, 2022 – 16 months of STRUGGLE LEARNING TO WALK AGAIN in pictures — PLUS A NEW GOAL & MULTIPLYING the CHALLENGE with 2 NEW FREE EXERCISE SYSTEMS — MORE BEAUTY FROM THE UINTAS. BOOK: My Life in the Mountains of the Maya finished…finally!

I’M SHARING MY EXPERIENCE AS IT COULD BE OF HELP TO SOME OF YOU THAT LIKELY WILL HAVE CHALLENGES ALONG YOUR PATH — QUITE A FEW HAVE ASKED ME TO SHARE MY EXPERIENCE…..BASICALLY OF…… “NEVER GIVING IN, NOR GIVING UP ……….EASILY!” This winter my exercise devise has been the stairs below the American Fork Fitness …

WILL BE UPDATED TOMORROW: Sunday, Feb. 13th. IN THE MEANTIME CHECK OUT THIS POST TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVEN’T MISSED SOMETHING……Scroll down to last post for info on dealing with Covid-19 & any variations. MAYA BOOK– quoting VOLTAIRE. Now… MY NEW CHALLENGE….GETTING READY FOR THE HIGH UINTA ’22 SEASON …INTO THE HILLS! EACH WEEK I’LL FOCUS ON info & photos of WILDERNESS AREAS: This week, the Eastern half accessible from Christmas Meadows/Stillwater Trailhead area….

THE HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS A DILEMMA THAT ALL SEEKERS OF TRUTH SHOULD BE INTERESTED IN….CLARIFYIED with VOLTAIRE’S COMMENT (get the book and see for yourself the details): “THOSE WHO CAN MAKE YOU BELIEVE ABSURDITIES, CAN GET YOU TO COMMIT ATROCITIES!” Click to download: A FIFTY YEAR “IMPOSSIBLE DREAM” AMONG MY PEOPLE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF THE MAYA *********************************** NOW …

UPDATED Jan. 30th: The omicron variant & Covid-19 CHALLENGE!…….Let’s all in 2022 do our darndest to NEVER GIVE IN, NOR GIVE UP……EASILY! I’m learning to walk, hike and climb & AGAIN WILL BACKPACK IN 2022! — MY PROGRESS — The finished BOOK ABOUT MY LIFE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF THE MAYA –is free to download.

DOWNLOAD OF THE BOOK FREE. I’ll comment on my 70 years dedicated to that cause further along. NOW TO THINGS RELATED TO MY BELOVED….. A PERSONAL NOTE……I’m still doing my darndest to NOT GIVE UP and learning to walk again, but….. ………….….. I don’t have my mommy or special loving friend to help me, but …