This trip was centered around a permit that Erik's PCT buddy Brian (Patches) managed to get; 3 DCUL'ers from Seattle and DC (myself, Kyle, and Doug) ended up joining Brian with varying degrees of last minute planning. Many of us were meeting for the first time on trail, but the beauty of long distance backpacking... Continue Reading →
The draw of Utah in the spring is the generally good weather combined with the fantastic scenery in the canyons and slickrock scrambles.
All in all, it was a great and challenging route and one worth doing. My main advice is to make sure that you are comfortable and confident with hiking off trail and with using a GPS and compass to navigate.
Trip report originally published in August 2015 by Jimmy Jin. Day 1 - “Back to Life on the Trail” After a great trip in the Tetons, saying goodbye to Will, picking up our Yellowstone permit, and a day of needed rest in Yellowstone’s Canyon Village, we found ourselves stuffing our backpacks full of food once... Continue Reading →