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  1. Dave

    Kickin' around the Strip, November 2017

    Spent a week in early November on the Arizona Strip without much of an itinerary, just wandering to some popular spots in the hopes of catching a decent photo or two. Started out in Vermillion Cliffs NM after striking out at the Coyote Buttes North lottery in Kanab...
  2. Devin Ashby

    Paris River Canyon - Buckskin Gulch March 2015

    In March 2015 for one of my required classes at UVU for the Outdoor Recreation Management Major, we took a 6 day backpacking trip down the Paria River Canyon. I know a lot of people have done this route before and it's super popular, but the conditions of this trip are what made it so memorable...
  3. Nick

    Ringing in 2016 at Alstrom Point

    Camping over New Year's Eve is one of my favorite things. Unfortunately, it doesn't happen as much as I'd like. With such an active winter, it seemed like maybe this year would be missed as well, but we ended up with a nice weather window over the end of the year that made for some fine camping...
  4. Howells Outdoors

    Backpacking through Paria Canyon

    I need to play catch up on my Backcountry Posts! This was originally posted on the Deuter Blog, because I’m an ambassador (their backpacks are AMAZING). There is nothing better than heading out into new backcountry. Actually there is something better: when the location exceeds all your...
  5. Red Rock Rangers

    Water Canyon

    III Original post at RedRockRangers.com III This weekend, we decided to check out Water Canyon -- a pretty, splashy hike at the base of Canaan Mountain. This area is just south of Zion National Park, but officially outside park boundaries. That means you get Zion-esque soaring cliffs and...
  6. Cool Danish

    Southern Utah Expedition 2014 – Canyonlands, Sandstone and more.

    This is my first Trip Report here on Backcountry Post. I thought it was time to try to give a little back, since a majority places I visited stemmed from all the excellent TRs on this awesome site. For some years now I have had a yearly tradition to travel around the Southwest with my best...
  7. o2bav8

    Southern Utah Trip

    In a desperate attempt to escape the searing of Phoenix, AZ I planned a 9 day trip to southern Utah. Cooler than usual temps lead me to Lone Rock campground where I got to test out my Aquaglide inflatable kayak. Found some really choppy water at first but the kayak proved to be quite stable...
  8. Blake Merrell

    Canyoneering Water Canyon

    Water canyon was delightful. The hike to the top was full of outstanding views, and the canyon had many great rappels. Being in Water canyon proved to be a great way to beat the hot Southern Utah sun. To make the day even better, it was my Birthday! It wasn't as good as being home with my wife...
  9. TJ Sheridan

    Wahweep Hoodoos, Toadstools, & Rimrocks of Southern Utah - AERIAL FILM

    I took a hiking trip to Southern Utah three years back to explore the infamous Hoodoos of Wahweep, which I'd only seen in pictures at that point. I took one of my early drones and filmed some of them, but the footage came back wobbly and useless. The location was so spectacular that I decided to...
  10. cmgz

    Paria River- White House to Lee's Ferry

    The weather was threatening to cancel us in the days before but luckily cleared and we spent 3 nights in the Paria last week. Spring flowers were great. Enjoyed seeing how the canyon unfolded on it's way to the Colorado. The first 7 miles to Buckskin confluence. Slide Rock Buckskin...
  11. Scott Chandler

    The Reason We Should All Wear Hats: Hoodoos

    03/22/15 This Sunday morn saw me taking the drive out towards Page. I always forget how long that drive is. My intention was to check out the odd hoodoos of the Paria rim. I first followed a set of Kelsey directions...to a closed road. "Administrative Use Only." Sighs and low volume curses...
  12. Scott Chandler

    Cottonwood Cove

    Sandstone can be downright weird... 01/17/2015 About a year ago my dad had visited the Coyote Buttes South special permit area, specifically the Pawhole Trailhead. While it was neat, he had heard that the Cottonwood Cove TH had far better. Rivals The Wave better. But he despaired, for the...
  13. IntrepidXJ

    Wave Winter Wonderland

    New Year's Day | Thursday, January 1, 2015 Welcome to my first trip report of 2015, and what an adventure it was! This was a fun trip report to write, not because the photos are necessarily great, but because it was a fun day in unique conditions. This may have been my tenth visit to Coyote...
  14. IntrepidXJ

    Birthday Arch & Horseshoe Bend

    New Year's Eve | Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Yesterday was supposed to have been an easy day of hiking to Cobra Arch, but after adding another hike down the Paria River we ended up hiking another 11 mile day. I always seem have problems keeping my easy days short! Since we were planning on...
  15. IntrepidXJ

    Coyote Buttes North Tour

    Monday, December 29, 2014 On Monday morning we got an early start and drove back to the Wire Pass trailhead so we could spend the day in Coyote Buttes North and visit the Wave. While I have been here plenty of times over the past couple of years and had no intentions of returning this year...
  16. IntrepidXJ

    Wire Pass to Buckskin Gulch

    Sunday, December 28, 2014 On Sunday morning we drove over to the Wire Pass trailhead from our hotel in Page and arrived shortly after the sunrise. Our plan for today was to hike through Wire Pass and then down Buckskin Gulch for a few miles. Unfortunately, we would not be unable to go down...
  17. Ben

    Buckskin Gulch day hike

    In October, on our way down to the Grand Canyon. We didn't get quite the days that we wanted for our hike in the Grand, our first night was monday in stead of saturday, but we made the best of it, and stopped along the way down. It helped to break up the drive some any way. We got to the trail...
  18. o2bav8

    Another Utah hiking escapade

    Just got back from 9 amazing days of Utah hiking... 83 miles total :) Started out crossing the Utah border at Monument Valley, proudly showing off my BCP sticker Finally arrived at my campsite just before sunset... and ironically could see Tomorrow's final destination at Hamburger Rocks...
  19. Dave

    Carless in Kanab

    Sometimes the road takes you places you did not intend to go. And at times, detours dump you in the last place you'd like to be. Almost all of my enthusiasm for river expeditions went bust in 2014. Aside from a reality-check kayaking trip on the Moab daily and a guided run on the Snake, my...
  20. Howells Outdoors

    Coyote Buttes for a Weekend

    Went out this past weekend to hike Coyote Buttes. Gotta say it was pretty swell. This report will be mostly photos because I don't know how to add in much about this hike that hasn't been said by myself or others in different trip reports. I got all excited that there was going to be a pond...

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