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 …

“LITTLE ANDY’S RETURN TO THE UINTAS–actually with a BACKPACK…………sort of! NEVER GIVING IN….EASILY!

From last season–2020 not being able to hike, much less backpack, then following two back surgeries that didn’t work too good with me degenerating to NOT EVEN BEING ABLE TO WALK ANYMORE–WHICH SCARED THE HECK OUT OF ME–scaring me into pushing myself to the point of learning to walk all over again with BABY STEPS! …

The RODEO CLOWN, or QUIJOTE, or OLD JED SMITH or is it today just LITTLE ANDY– beats the Kenyans in an amazing “IMPOSSIBLE DREAM” Half Marathon!

From 1994 on for 14 consecutive years I ran….and towards the end “walked” some,   the Coban International Half Marathon in Guatemala, but then in the midst of my High Uinta Mountains Project had to end my competing with the Kenyans and give top priority to my High Uinta Project and hoped for book because …

UPDATE June 9th — PASSES NOW OPEN — GET 83 YEAR HISTORY OF THE BOOK FREE! — then May 27th report — HIGH UINTAS ACCESSIBILITY — The Mirror Lake Scenic Byway & Bald Mountain Pass — The Grandview Trailhead: GATEWAY TO THE GRANDADDIES — Information on acquiring the HIGH UINTA MOUNTAINS BOOK —

FREE & INSPIRING Click on the following link –83 YEAR HISTORY– to see it & download it to your computer FREE! It will help you make a logical decision about buying the BOOK. The booklet contains an edited-improved version of my presentation at the Utah Valley Historical Society meeting on December 10, 2019.  You will …

NEW FALL SLOWS…..THE “COMEBACK KID” but MAKES NEW MOVES!!!! REVIEW SINCE CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR’S PROGRESS with a SUMMARY…GIVING CREDIT WHERE IT IS DUE… THANKS!….summary from Nov. 13th, 2020 — ONE LAST RISKY SURGERY TO “NOT GIVE IN….EASILY” — with LIFELONG GOALS ACHIEVED documented WITH TWO BOOKS about what I consider “A LIFE WORTH LIVING” — THE HIGH UINTAS & RISKY JOURNEY TO THE MOUNTAINS OF THE MAYA BOOKS — LINKS TO GET THEM ONE AT DISCOUNTED PRICE & ONE FREE, AS WELL AS THE FREE 83 YEAR HISTORY OF CREATION OF UINTA BOOKLET — INFO TO GET ALL OF THEM, PLUS STORY OF THE DEADLY FALL — MAKE COVID-19 EASY & WINNING the AGE CHALLENGE & ALL HEALTH PROBLEMS

NEW FALL (Jan. 15th)….WHEN RIGHT LEG COLLAPSED WITH ALL MY WEIGHT BENDING MY TITANIUM KNEE ALL THE WAY BACK & LEAVING ME FLAT ON MY BACK SLOWING MY COMEBACK.…… ….I WOULD STILL DO MY 2,000+ MILES BACKPACKING ALL OVER AGAIN TO MAKE MY HIGH UINTAS BOOK THE MOST COMPLETE UINTA BOOK IN EXISTENCE! GET IT …

GET READY FOR HIGH UINTAS HIKING/BACKPACKING & AUTO-LOOP TOURING–The BOOK HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO PLAN & PREPARE — THE BOOK IS INTERTWINED WITH 1,600 color photographs, 120 topographical maps, The HISTORY, The LEGENDS & The SURVIVAL STORIES, SO YOU CAN ENJOY THE BOOK EVEN IF YOU AREN’T A BACKPACKER.

FINALLY BALD MT. PASS OFFICIALLY LISTED AS OPEN with 4.5 inches of new snow. 2019 DWR STOCKING OF HIGH UINTA LAKES NOTE: I have taken the DWR listing of all stocking done during 2019, and separated out those lakes and reservoirs in the High Uinta area: Summit, Daggett, Uintah, and Duchesne Counties. They are listed …

WOLF CREEK PASS OPEN — 2019 DWR STOCKING OF HIGH UINTAS — SNOW DEPTHS – The book: HIGH UINTA MOUNTAINS – SAVED LIVES!– Full info to get book — Link for FREE booklet–83 YEAR EVOLUTION OF THE BOOK; plus PART 1 CHECKERED AUTOBIOGRAPHY; ORIGINAL WEBSITE; Links to 2020 HIGH UINTA NEWSLETTERS — Report on PREMIER OF “HIGHLINE TRAIL” movie — Soon my “GUIDE FOR DOING ENJOYABLY & SAFELY THE HIGHLINE TRAIL.”

TO UPDATE MY BOOK–click on the following to see 2019 DWR STOCKING OF HIGH UINTA LAKES NOTE: I have taken the DWR listing of all stocking done during 2019, and separated out those lakes and reservoirs in the High Uinta area: Summit, Daggett, Uintah, and Duchesne Counties. They are listed in two pages you can …

Feature length movie: “HIGHLINE FILM” — A FREE BOOKLET: “The 83 Year History of the Evolution of the High Uintas Book — INFORMATION to get DIGITAL BOOK, PRINTED BOOK, THUMB DRIVE with BOOK, EVOLUTION OF THE BOOK & PART 1 of AUTOBIOGRAPHY — HIGH UINTAS NEWSLETTER #28

In January the WORLD PREMIER of the feature length movie HIGHLINE will be shown in Utah. Friday Jan. 24th in Vernal, Utah – Saturday Jan, 25th in Salt Lake City Click for the FACEBOOK PAGE: For schedule of showings & information go to: https://highlinefilm.com/ ****************************************** FREE 28 page BOOKLET Click on the following link to …

BOOK — IN ADDITION TO DIGITAL VERSION, NOW AVAILABLE PRINTED WITH SPIRAL OR LIBRARY FRIENDLY BINDING – CALENDAR OF EVENTS – 1st: Sept. 24 at REI in SANDY Store — ZIONS BANK’S – “SPEAKING ON BUSINESS” on Friday, September 27th

If you are interested in the digital BOOK for $19.95 click on the above link in the MENU, or this one PURCHASE BOOK If your interest is having a PRINTED COPY OF THE BOOK, $140 for spiral binding–seen below, $150 for regular binding–library friendly seen above–both prices include sales tax, and UPS shipping, email me at: cordellandersen@hotmail.com. …

“ARE YOU ALIVE?” — the “ACID TEST” — KSL OUTDOORS podcast — SAVING LIVES….1st MINE!

“ARE YOU ALIVE? I was actually in the front seat of my car with the seat inclined and resting after my “ACID TEST BACKPACK” and was very tired–looking like you see me below. An armed  FOREST SERVICE law enforcement officer had stopped near Bald Mountain Pass in the Uintas, as apparently I looked pretty bad, and he …