2019 Backcountry Fest Photos

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b.stark

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Really great time, definitely a lot of fun and got rid of the Nebraska winter blues in style. My mountain bike and I are having our own after party today and tomorrow.

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Udink

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Here are some of my photos. Someday I'll write up a full trip report. I had a really "Swell" time meeting everyone!

Henry Mountains above the San Rafael Reef
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I hiked up a little knoll south of camp, we're camped out there in the distance
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@Stephanie B and Blake, @ZLmtns, and @Miya and @Bobbiesworld626's camps
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Gilson Butte poking out beyond the San Rafael Reef
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Temple Mountain and our 5th-wheeler neighbors
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Temple Mountain viewed from near Wild Horse Creek
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Pano from the head of a side canyon of Wild Horse Creek
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I visited my usual arrowhead-hunting grounds and found a couple
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Ooh, a pretty rock!
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Hiking into the Reef
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Walking an old mining road
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Crossing some recent rockfall
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Drill cores
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Velvet tobacco, America's smoothest smoke
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Mining claim from 1950
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Pictographs from a distance
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@Chris Mosbacker getting a shot of the rock art
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Pictographs
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More pictos
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@Dave checking a cairn for a mining claim
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The group hiking back out of the Reef
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Three handsome rigs
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Temple Mountain seen from camp
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'Round the fire
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@Jackson on the knoll above camp
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Following @IntrepidXJ's footprints from the previous day
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Fremont pictograph in the San Rafael Reef
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Cyst granary near the pictograph
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Sticks with grooves cut into them from inside the granary
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The Henrys above Wild Horse Creek
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Providing the assist with @blueeyes' flat tire
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IntrepidXJ

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It was nice meeting everyone on Friday evening. I wish I could've stayed longer! My full trip report from the short weekend trip can be found here: http://adventr.co/2019/04/roaming-on-the-reef-hurst-bridge/

Welcome to Backcountry Fest!


BackcountryPost Fest 2019
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Around the campfire on Friday evening.


Around The Fire
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My first view on Saturday morning.


Sunrise View
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Wild Horse Butte


Wild Horse Butte
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Behind The Wheel


Behind The Wheel
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Ernie Canyon


Ernie Canyon
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Hurst Bridge


Hurst Bridge
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Rockskipper

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Hey @Udink or anyone else, do you know if Hurst Bridge is named after pioneer backcountry pilot Jim Hurst? He's the one who named the Battleship above Green River.
 

Udink

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Hey @Udink or anyone else, do you know if Hurst Bridge is named after pioneer backcountry pilot Jim Hurst? He's the one who named the Battleship above Green River.
I'd heard that's the case, but don't remember where from. Steve Allen mentions nothing about it in his Utah's Canyon Country Place Names book.
 

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Nick

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I think those were rangers, not scouts. Did you manage to get photos while running? But seriously, what happened? Did you shoot back?
The one RV that took over our spot and never left, decided to start doing target practice on Saturday, even though they were basically surrounded by people. They were almost pointing right at the area that some of our group was setup in. It all started while I was hiking the mesa above camp so I stopped by to talk to Art on the way down and see how bad it was. We had some pretty scary ricochet action that sounded close and Scatman and Desert Jewel were even closer to them. I had to go over and ask them to stop, and they did. Their excuse was that they were shooting down into the canyon (also idiotic), but at least they stopped. Needless to say, Backcountry Fest 2.0 is going to be in a more remote location.

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