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 …

CHECKING THE REASONABLE CAPABILITY OF AN OLD GUY IN HIS 83rd YEAR

I’ve been known to be stubborn……. and admit being OLD & HALF WORN OUT…… BUT INSIST I’M NOT STUPID–with the half of me that still works pretty good capable of more than you could imagine! But being in my 83rd year,  and the 16th  of my HIGH UINTAS WILDERNESS PROJECT, is reason to be cautious….but it got …

2014-2015 Backpack TOPO MAPS and ELEVATION PROFILES

Trip #1 – LAKE FORK TRAILHEAD – to Upper Brown Duck Basin – Short-cut to Atwine, Clements,   Stewart, X-78,   Twin, Mud, Aspen, Island and Brown Duck Lakes – back to Trailhead.  10 lakes including some no-name lakes, 25 miles, 3-4 days.    Trip #2 – LAKE FORK TRAILHEAD – to East Basin Pass-Basin, Horshoe, Picture, X-83, Three Lakes, Cleveland Pass-Lake, Squaw …

BACKPACK/EXPLORATION #2 – 2017 To THE GRANDADDIES & JEFF LAKE & The HIGHLINE TRAIL for 2018?

Click for PREVIOUS POST *****************************  UPDATE:  Thursday, August 17, 2017- THE BACKPACK WAS SUCCESSFUL —  WITH THIS  PHOTO/REPORT  YOU WILL SEE THE FIRST PHOTO OF JEFF LAKE It follows the introduction below…..so scroll down  slowly & enjoy: **************************** INTRODUCTION:    BACKPACK/EXPLORATION  to: THE GRANDADDY BASIN & JEFF LAKE NOTE: All of us Utahns in the last …

GRANDADDIES BACKPACK….”REVEALING” — “CHEERS in the HIGH UINTAS” — NOW THE EXCITING PUTTING OF IT ALL TOGETHER FOR THE ENJOYMENT & LIFE SAVING BLESSING OF OUTDOOR LOVERS

Click  for PREVIOUS POST **************UPDATE…July 15….Maybe I am both “stubborn” & “stupid” …as another backpack is already planned for mid-August as I JUST HAVE TO GET TO JEFF LAKE, and gradually get it all done!   If you go to the end of the following photo/essay, you’ll understand what I’m saying here!So, in addition to the …

UPDATE ON HIGH UINTAS & BACKPACKING

Click for PREVIOUS POST With information on the thaw, snow depths on Bald Mountain Pass, Opening of key roads, and Passes, etc. ************************* POST ON     BEEFING UP MY SPINE….AGAIN, The HIGHLINE TRAIL & BACKPACKING PLANS FOR 2017 **************************** UPDATE July 5th:  COMING….VERY SOON (1 day or less)…. …..REPORT OF 1st BACKPACK….. Report could be …

Daily Update: MIRROR LAKE SCENIC BYWAY Access & SNOW DEPTH on BALD MT. PASS — GLITCH SOLVED — SPINE BEEFED UP — THE HIGHLINE TRAIL — PROPOSED BACKPACKS FOR 2017

Click for PREVIOUS POSTClick below for:   Scheduled DREAMS for 2017 (82nd year) Combining with it the ENTIRE HIGHLINE TRAIL…if my  “ANTI-AGING CHALLENGE” formula keeps doing its MIRACLE! ****************** BALD MOUNTAIN PASS & MIRROR LAKE SCENIC BYWAY This area’s opening status is a great gauge for the beginning of backpacking in the Uintas – the …

Scheduled DREAMS for 2017 (82nd year) Combining with it the ENTIRE HIGHLINE TRAIL…IF MY “ANTI-AGING CHALLENGE” formula keeps doing its MIRACLE!

Click for Previous Post: YouTube video (silent) ROCK CANYON & CONQUERING SQUAW PEAK…..The Weekly HEAVY DUTY WORKOUT for week of Sept. 25-30th & DAILY WORKOUT WINS MORE FRIENDS! ********************* WHAT’S WITH THE SILENCE FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS? This old guy is still working out twice daily with incredible High Uinta plans for  next  summer….all …

EXPLORING THE BUCKLEY MOUNTAIN PIONEER TIMBER SLIDE….THE 1ST SLIDE IN 1853

SCROLL DOWN FOR BUCKLEY MT. EXPLORATIONPREVIOUS POSTS: *THE ASSAULT ON “LITTLE ANDY LAKE” *PIONEER TIMBER SLIDES:  Slide Canyon to top of Slide Mountain ************************************                                                              CHECK …