1000 Mile Backpack


This show represents a bit over 1,000 miles of backpacking in 4 summers–from 2003 to 2006. Some of those miles entail trips to certain areas several times in the constant quest of that “perfect photograph,” or catching the “record breaking fish.” The Highline Trail was actually hiked twice in the 1,000 miles, the second time to have the experience of doing it with pack goates on invitation from Clay Zimmerman (http://www.highuintapackgoats.com/). On that trip, my adopted daughter from Guatemala, Mahana, became the first Guatemalan we know of to traverse the Wilderness.
In the spontaneous narration there are a couple of mistakes, like once saying “crossroad,” rather than “crosstrail;” saying “Amethyst Creek,” rather than “Ostler Creek,” “Lost Lake,” rather than “Shadow Lake,” and the big one, stating King’s Peak in one place as being 15,528 ft. high rather than 13,528 ft. There might be a few more, but also the coordination between narration, and photographs is sometimes off a second or two. Soon I will redoe the program and hope for better luck. In the meantime, enjoy the beautiful High Uintas Wilderness like maybe you’ve never seen before.
NOTE: I could provide you with a print of any photograph in the show. Just give me a call and we’ll work something out.

BACKPACKER MAGAZINE publicity for Uinta Project

My effort to explore, photograph and share the wonderful High Uintas
Wilderness received a bit of publicity in the January 2010 issue of BACKPACKER MAGAZINE.
Click on the photo to view a large image, and read the comments one photo at a time.

LIGHTWEIGHT BACKPACKING & GEAR

For a complete rundown on GEAR and SUPPLEMENTS,  click on:  GET THE BEST GEAR & SUPPLEMENTS .  There you will get links to my recommendations of the best books, equipment and supplements available.     In  this  photo essay, each image has accompanying text in the caption and comments. You will miss much of the text if you view it as a slide show. So click on the first image and then view one at a time reading caption, and then comments. You will see here a 58 year evolution of technique and equipment–from Army surplus gear that saw action against the Japanese in World War II, down to some of the best now available.   Links to  the options I present so you can get more information to make practical decisions for your needs and interests are only supplied in the GEAR….section and in the article mentioned below.
As the summer backpack season is approaching  I have created an article entitled HOW I DO A 3 DAY BACKPACK  with up-to-date information and links to all the best equipment available. I will always try and keep it simple and practical.  If backpacking requires studying a thick book, something is wrong in my opinion.

SURVIVAL in the High Country

This “article” is rather a photo essay, the text found in the captions and comments. So to get the whole story click on the first image and then view one at a time, reading the captions and comments. The following crucial aspects of survival in high alpine areas, with certain elements applicable to any wilderness experience, are as follows:
1.  Lance Armstrong Inspired 27  Day Survival Epic
2. A Kings Peak/Henrys Fork life and  death experience–sick, heart attack and the ultimate survival principle.
3. Bears.
4. Hypothermia
5. Life and death survival tools: Satellite phone and SPOT personal satellite tracker.
6. Lightning.
7. High altitude sickeness.–an introduction on the Garfield Basin Trail.
8. My First Survival Experience complicated by High Altitude sickeness.
9. Survival:  Weakened by sickness and attacked by High Altitude Sickness–HOW TO GET HELP?
NOTE: Each of these will be added to and completed over the next year or two.

The High Uinta’s TIE HACK HEROES

The following is a “Preliminary Report” on the amazing Tie Hacker Culture of the Uintas North Slope. It is a photo essay with the descriptive text acompanying each image from caption to comment. You will miss the text if you see it as a slide show. Click on the first image and then view one at a time to get the explanation of this incredible story of true unsung American heroes. By late Spring there will be an important updating, and after the 2010 summer/fall season, a completion of the story, including reports on important ghost towns and heretofore unpublished reports on at least one important tie hacker community in a remote, seldom visited North Slope drainage.

New website

Because of issues with FTP and Blogger we have been forced to create a new website.  This website will be easier for Cordell to edit and do as he pleases without the need of a “tech guy”.

Posted by Jesse B Andersen