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  1. Ugly

    In and Out - Boulder Mail Trail to DH

    After a few years of miscellaneous cancellations and changes of plans, my brother in law and I finally made it out for the weekend. I wanted to head south, and since he is a pilot, we thought it fitting to start from an airstrip. Besides the drive took us to places new to him. The sky was...
  2. Jackson

    Death Hollow from the Boulder Mail Trail

    May 5-8, 2017 I finished my last exam and I was free. I got together with two friends and we headed down for a weekend of camping and backpacking. We stopped in Torrey for dinner at Slackers, then we headed to find camp for the night on Boulder Mountain. Fortunately, all of the lower reaches...
  3. Nick

    Cedar to Capitol Reef

    I've spent most of fall this year running around Utah riding my mountain bike. Not because I'm hugely into mountain biking - yes, it is fun, but more so because my side job of writing trail guides has expanded into also writing up some mountain biking trails around the state. 70 of them to be...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Jammer

    Zion to Capitol Reef Hike

    I finished my Zion to Capitol Reef Hike back in May. After completing the "Flood Video" I got sidetracked and didn't get a chance to do a full trip report... until now. I'll give you guys a trip overview here and include the "short" video. But, if you have the time and want to dig deeper, check...
  7. Nick

    Moqui Madness

    A few weeks ago I would have laughed my ass off if you'd told me I'd be backpacking over Memorial Weekend this year. But with all the allergy drama over my knee replacement largely figured out, my recovery has sailed right along. Still too weak for a huge trip, but good for something shorter...
  8. J

    Big Escalante Backpack Loop: Stevens/Fold/Bobway/Coyote Gulch April 25-30, 2015

    Trip Report with more chronological pics here: http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8016013 It doesn't get better in the desert...... Glen Canyon National Recreation Area: Crack in the Wall Route to Coyote Gulch/Escalante River. Up Stevens Canyon complete ascent to Fold Pass. Down...
  9. BJett

    Random Wanderings - Grand Staircase-Escalante national Monument

    Lower Calf Creek Falls, Escalante River benches, Hole-in-the-Rock-Road, and other goodies. My friends left after the first week, we had one more day to scramble around before I was on my own. Solitude. Stayed out for 2 more nights, mother nature had different plans than what I had in store...
  10. BJett

    Part 2. BMT - Death Hollow - Escalante River

    Day 3. Down Death Hollow to the Escalante River. Typical Death Hollow as you near the narrows Closing in on the narrows... Max is pooped Narrows The crux. Low water is your friend here. Monkeyflower and Max Death Hollow on the right, Escalante "River" on the left...
  11. BJett

    Part 1. BMT - Death Hollow - Escalante River

    April 28th-May 1, 4 days 3 nights. This is one of my favorite places in the west, I've done this trip 4 times and this was my 5th. Started at the Boulder Airstrip, hiked into Sand Creek and took a nice long break exploring down canyon a bit. Up and over the saddle, and into Death Hollow...
  12. BJett

    Day 1 - Upper Calf Creek

    After 2 days of harrowing travel...epic snows in Colorado, rain, wind, cold, Kansas...we made it to Escalante and enjoyed our cozy cabins at the Outfitters. This trip was a bit more swanky than usual, I typically car camp and backpack my way through the desert without a shower for a week or 2...
  13. Bob

    Death Hollow - From Hells Backbone Road to the BMT

    Super four day trip with Art, Joey and Mike...... We started at the Hells Backbone TH, dropping down a steep slope into Death Hollow thru a alpine forest. gradually it changed to a open Ponderosa forest with manzanita and cactus. Affectionately known as Cactus Flats to those with lightweight...
  14. Dave

    Spooky, Peek and Neon, March 20-21 2015

    Waves of sound, molecules vibrating in the air, ping-ponged their way along the narrow walls. They reflected at odd angles on the sandpapery surfaces. Spooky textures by ashergrey, on Flickr "Oh wow, get a photo here." High frequency, high amplitude. "The light's really great right here...
  15. bscuderi

    Escalante Death Hollow

    First of all I'd like to thank everybody for their suggestions on my last minute trip last week. I decided upon the escalante area and more specifically death hollow. The hike definitely left me wanting to experience more desert stuff. I liked this trip as a good introduction to southern Utah...
  16. Joey

    Silver Falls, Choprock Canyon, Neon Canyon, Escalante River Loop

    This is a 4 day backpacking trip I did a few days ago with @Bob . We started at the Silver Falls trailhead, hiked down to the Escalante River, then up Choprock Canyon and around to the truck. Here is a trip video: Here is our route: We drove down Thursday night, and camped at the...
  17. Bob

    Escalante Area

    Spent four days backpacking with Joey around the Escalante. Silver Falls Canyon, Harris Wash, Neon Canyon and Choprock Canyon. Three different canyons. SIlver Falls has the rugged blocky walls, Neon has the color and spectacular pouroff. Choprock has great narrows, great color, high walls...
  18. 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...
  19. Joey

    Backpacking the Escalante: The Gulch down to Choprock

    An 8 day backpacking trip down the Escalante River. I started down the Gulch, and headed south along the Escalante River to Choprock Canyon. I set up a basecamp, and explored the area. I then went up Choprock, and around to Silver Fork Falls. From there I hiked back up to The Gulch. I broke...
  20. steve

    Backpacking the Under the Rim Trail in Bryce Canyon National Park

    Episode 18: Backpacking the Under the Rim Trail in Bryce Canyon NP This trip was on August 29, 2014.
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